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Accountability

Middle East and North Africa: Holding Public and Private Corruption Accountable

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the m...

The Private Sector and Poverty: Harnessing Firepower, Recognizing Limits

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Jobs, innovation, wealth creation: the private sector has great potential to pull people out of poverty. And as developing countries open their doors to greater trade and investment, the reach, influence and impact of private companies grows.

Are You 'Exactly Where You Are Meant to Be?'

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

Be Accountable

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

For whatever reason, in whatever capacity, we seem as a nation to accept the principle of passing the buck. We should not.

Human Rights on Hold

JoAnn Kamuf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
JoAnn Kamuf

The ICCPR review is one of the rare opportunities where the U.S. discusses its human rights record and can be held accountable for its international commitments. Postponing the review has negative repercussions both domestically and internationally.

The Power to Change Lives

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Walking into a school is always an adventure. You're never sure exactly what you'll find. Will you find bored kids, angry teachers, neglected hallways, and overwhelmingly cluttered or barren classrooms? Schools, in other words, that make you despair that schools can help kids prepare for their adult lives.

The Need for American Solutions in a Dysfunctional Partisan Battlefield

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

From Sarbanes-Oxley, to the rules of military conduct, to the basics that our parents and teachers taught us as children, you are failing at every turn. You have failed to perform the legally proscribed duties of your job and outrageous as it may sound, you are still paid and receive all your benefits!

Failure Not an Option?: Sexual Violence and the U.S. Military

Jack Healey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

Where is Hilary Clinton in this fight? Where is the National Organization of Women? Equality Now? Amnesty International? Where is the sustained fight for human rights within the military?

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

When Public and Private Meet, Extra Care Is Needed

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Across the nation, private companies are looking to take over public services. A legislative battle in Sacramento bill over privatization of the state's trial courts is typical of the issues and claims being made in states and cities across the country about the promises and pitfalls of privatization.

US Should Rethink 'Democracy Promotion' in Southern Africa

Jeffrey T. Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jeffrey T. Smith

Given that the prevailing environment in southern Africa is characterized by widespread democratic backsliding, it is high time that the United States both reevaluates and reshapes its strategy in the region.

Secrets to Continuously Improving Your Business

Dorie Clark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

To succeed over the long term, your company needs to keep asking how it can better serve your customers. Reinvention and innovation are never optional.

A Second Chance in Life: Meeting Victims of Atrocity Crimes in Gulu and Ituri

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 09.19.2013 | World
Tiina Intelmann

Many victims face rejection by their own communities and even by their closest relatives. Some scars, the ones on the heart and the soul, can be hidden. Others cannot.

The Danger of 'Efficiency': Don't Shut Out First-Generation College Students

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

As is often the case with first-generation college students, my family lived paycheck-to-paycheck and had never been able to save any money to help put me or my siblings through college.

G20 Lays Out Plan That Could Help World's Poor - If Leaders Step Up

John Ruthrauff | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

The G20's focus in 2013-2014 will continue to include food security for the poorest families, providing financial services to rural poor who lack access to banks, and reducing the cost to immigrants sending remittances home to their families.

5 Core Values for the Workplace

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

There are many fine values. The trouble is that the list of values grows easily and can cause many employees to lose their focus. They fail to prioritize. A "short list" of values is far more useful in putting the workplace back on track.

Opportunity and Accountability Now

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

Graduation rates, post-graduation employment rates, and loan repayment rates are crucial metrics for all schools, and we should make this data widely available. Beyond this, however, one size does not fit all.

Owning What You Think: Why It's Great That HuffPost Is Getting Rid Of Anonymous Comments

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Religion will be positively affected by the Internet to the degree that we own what we think and approach one another via the web with all the same integrity we maintain in our interactions offline.

Co-Parent Checklist

Tara Fass | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

If you are dissatisfied with your child's "other parent," if you need to double down on the good will to keep up the steady effort it takes to make co-parenting work, then this blog is for you.

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

Gen Y Latin Americans Searching for Our Pasts in Film

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

The older generation of activists would also do well to realize that they no longer struggle just for their own healing.

How To Hold Yourself Accountable And Change A Bad Habit -- For Good

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Some people do change. Some people do break their bad habits and pick up better ones. However, this requires an action plan, and more -- it requires taking responsibility for implementing that plan, one step at a time.

Bradley Manning Revealed Crimes Far Worse Than the Ones He Supposedly Committed

John Glaser | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
John Glaser

Did Manning break the law? According to the letter, yes he did. But since when did we presume to hold people in government accountable to the law?

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.