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Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.

Winds of Change Reshaping Middle East Landscape

Claude Salhani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

Amidst the great uncertainty that prevails in the Middle East today there is at least one thing that is certain: we are living through a great shift in the region's politics and alliances, the repercussions of which are yet to be fully felt.

Leading the Charge: The Faculty's Role in Governance

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

To take the seat at the governance table in the 21st century, American higher education must develop faculties that teach locally but think globally. The faculty must see the world beyond the college gates.

It Makes Me Wonder Why All the Amateurs Have Come to Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.

Realize the Board's Limitations

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

The most important thing a board does is to hire and fire the president. If the board cannot rely on the president, if it feels it needs to run the college, it should get a new president.

Regarding Tonight's Debate

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Tonight's presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. As we listen to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates it is worth saying that a thoughtful foreign policy isn't about who can drop the most bombs.

Intentional Enrollment

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Beyond the student athletes and legacies, senior officials and their boards must first ask: What kind of institution do we wish to become?

Like Previous Administrations, Obama Is Using Existing Laws to Improve our Immigration System

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

The Obama administration has taken a first step in laying out clear guidance on prosecutorial discretion and forming a review committee, but it can't stop there.

To Cut the Debt, Time to End Drug Companies' Blank Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

U.S. drug companies often create miracle drugs and they deserve to be rewarded, but we must not let drug companies' financial needs overtake common sense.

CPD Faces Layoffs, Reassignments And Restructuring

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A combination of reassignments and the elimination of several command positions will “trim the fat on executive staff” at the Chicago Police Depar...

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

Cybersecurity: Lots of Answers, Now Let's Ask the Right Questions

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Government and private institutions from the Pentagon to Wall Street regularly face significant threats from unseen and unknown assailants in cyberspace -- from casual hackers to nation-state actors.

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

Obama Administration Pushes Small Businesses Toward Export Opportunities

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small business is the engine that is driving the American economy -- that's a phrase we have all heard a lot. But little help has been provided to help small businesses survive the recession, until now.

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

The F Word: Larry Summers: Goodbye To All That

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Internet was all a-Twitter yesterday when news broke that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will step down by the end of t...

Obama To Freeze Pay Of Top White House, Administration Officials

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to freeze the salaries of his top aides at the White House and appointees across his government. A se...

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

What Chocolate Can Teach Us about Curriculum

Dr. Barbara Kurshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Barbara Kurshan

As Curriki now explores creative ways to sustain itself and find the right product/market fit, we again need the input of the education community.

Stevenson High School Students Raise Censorship Concerns With Administrators

Freedom Project | December 17, 2009 10:59 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Evan Ribot said student leaders at the Statesman have given this speech too many times to deaf ears. The Stevenson High School student newspaper sta...

WATCH: Ryan Grim Discusses Obama's New Marijuana Policy On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today to talk about the Obama administration's new policy on marijuana prosecutions. The White...

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Your School Make the Grade?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

While the good folks at U.S. News and World Report ascribe certain measurements of prestige to their college rankings, we rated schools based on what matters most to us.

China's Top Dissident Breaks Silence on Freeman

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

After news of Freeman's appointment was leaked, a group of Chinese dissidents, including pro-democracy activists from the Tiananmen Square protests, wrote a letter to Obama protesting the decision.

Here's My Take #2: The Top Three Issues for the Next Administration Are...

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

Here's My Take #2 - Your Top Three Issues...the results and comments

The Dick and Dubya Show

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

An interesting narrative coming from the Right is that some day in the future historians are going to uncover presidential memoirs that will finally expose the true genius of the Cheney/Bush duo.