Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...
A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.
It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.
Hillary for 2016? The LGBT community may just have a clear front runner if the guest and media turnout was any indication.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on a bill approving the long-debated Keystone XL oil pipeline. Without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote by the full Senate, the bill is likely to languish. Even so, Forbes deemed the vote "more than symbolic."
It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.
Heather Higginbottom is deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department. She previously served as deputy director of the Office ...
A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.
With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.
Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.
We need to stop stereotyping men and women as employees and as parents. We need to value the diversity among them.
There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.
Junk food lobbyists interested in reversing White House-backed nutritional standards for school lunch programs are banging the drum that it's "too restrictive" to feed kids healthy school lunches, and I say "Whaaa whaaa" -- I am not buying it, and neither should you.
In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks.
Today, we honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but also all communities of color.
Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.