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An End to Austerity -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Are we one step closer to a Congress that sees the need to boost spending in order to boost jobs and economic output for years to come, as we asked in our last column? It could mean the U.S. Congress has finally seen the folly of austerity policies that shrink growth, as has happened in Europe. Or, it could be because of a so-called "emergency."

An End To Austerity?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

The result of such austerity policies has been lost output and overall wealth that several economists say could last for years--and may even be permanent--hurting both jobs and economic output.

It's Personal

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime
Bill Couzens

School shootings must end. I appeal to you to reach out to civic and political leaders and make them act. Yes, there are solutions, and they lay with us. Children must not die in school and we must end these senseless deaths. Engage today. Get involved.

NHLA'S Latino Leaders Chart Bold Strategy to Advance Community Interests

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 09.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

At this pivotal time in American politics, the work of the leading Latino coalition in the nation is more important than ever in order to achieve unity to advance the Latino agenda.

Regulation Can Help Innovation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we as a country want to look for real innovation, let's look for policymakers with strong nonpartisan leadership skills, who can bridge this gap, and work to protect human health. 

Caps Hurt!

Deborah De Santis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

CSH has been working with our partners nationally and in the field to reverse budget caps and cuts imposed by our federal leaders through a process called sequestration (forced confiscation of funds).

Why Chris Van Hollen's Statement Could Be The Tipping Point For The Iran Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Van Hollen also addressed his hawkish colleagues in Congress, many of whom decried the deal even before fully reading it, who have been quick to move the goalposts of the agreement to include everything Iran does that we find objectionable.

Alexander Howard

U.S. House of Representatives Allows Use Of Open Source Software | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology

As the executive branch of the United States government quietly works on creating an official open source policy, the legislative branch is also movin...

Evidence at Risk in House Spending Bill

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I can't speak for all of the affected programs, but I do want to address what some of these proposed cuts could do. In a word, they would devastate the movement toward evidence as a basis for policy and practice in education.

The True Way to Reform is to Educate: Reinstate Pell for Incarcerated Students

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Criminal Justice Reform has been on the minds and tongues of many this year, making what was once seen as a controversial subject become a more common talking point on both sides of the aisle.

America's Burden

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Consumers get it. They are no longer willing to accept the staggering health issues their children are facing as a result of harmful chemicals. We are seeing a new food system come into play and good alternatives to harmful cleaning agents and pesticides. But it is not enough.

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Investing in Innovation: Informing Local Control

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The new Congress is working on alternative versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Republican proposals have a strong emphasis on getting the federal government out of what they believe should be local decisions. Unfortunately, the Republican bill in the House of Representatives takes out a critical support for local control: Investing in Innovation (i3).

Your Rights Do Not Depend on Your Zip Code (Unless You Are a Woman)

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

Unable to deprive women the right to abortion outright through the courts, the anti-choice movement has adopted a different strategy.

Top Latino Priorities for the 114th Congress

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 03.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

While Latinos are impacted by every public policy issue debated at the federal level, there are at least four areas with a tradition of bipartisan cooperation where the 114th Congress should start.

Free Trade With Cuba Now

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

With increasing global threats of terrorism and epidemics, we are increasingly in need of partners and allies on the world stage. Cuba will be a welcomed addition, as our two nations are both known for international assistance.

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

El Salvador Still Deserves Justice

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

I await the day when the United States will recognize its own responsibility for the suffering and sorrow of so many families throughout Latin America, including El Salvador, ask forgiveness, and as an act of reconciliation, close the WHINSEC.

After Costly Campaigns, Much Hangs in Balance as Alaskans Go to Polls

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaskans go to the polls today to settle the costliest election in the state's history -- one in which voters will select the next governor, a U.S. senator and its lone representative in the U.S. House.

Alaska's Don Young Pushes Back on Ethics Violations Issue in Congressional Race Debate

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Rep. Don Young criticized Democrat Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up U.S. House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he received a letter of reproval, not a sanction.

Beware, Midterms Are Coming! Dems Blame You for Losses

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Do you wonder, as I do, when will Blacks recognize the value of their vote and push Dems to act truly in the best interests of all Americans? When will Blacks leave the Party and empower themselves by recognizing that Democrats are not their best or only option?

Renewing the Spirit Behind Gingrich's 'Contract With America'

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, I feel uninspired by the Republican candidates who appear most likely to be pursuing the nation's highest office. With Democrats having at least one candidate who will likely be able to unite their base, I fear that Republicans may once again be without a visionary leader.

Senior House Republicans' Threat to Barack Obama

Kevin Price | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

House Republicans have sworn to defend the Constitution. They believe the president is violating his oath to the point of impeachable offenses. Based on their very own logic, the House GOP members are also violating the Constitution.

Making the Internet Work for Democracy

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Political space -- the time and interest of elected leaders -- is not guaranteed to last. We need to make the benefits of an Internet-connected society more visible and permanent.

EPA's Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Why Are Conservatives Attacking Its Market-Based Options?

Robert Stavins | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

Today that "scorched-earth" approach may have come back to haunt conservatives. Have they now boxed themselves into a corner, unable to support the power of the marketplace to reduce their own states' compliance costs under the new EPA CO2 regulation? I hope not, but only time will tell.