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Watch: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.

WATCH: A Formula For Happiness

Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 9:00 - 10:00am MDT (11:00am - 12:00pm EDT). Social scientists have cracked the code on happiness. By marrying ancient wisdom and new ...

Howard Fineman

Why Washington Fails The Third Metric And What Some Locals Are Doing About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is not a happy or well place, Arthur Brooks has concluded. He should know. A pioneer in "happiness studies," Bro...

Jon Ward

A Day With The New Populists

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Populism is fashionable in Washington these days. That's for good reason. Strong currents of dissatisfaction with the nation's capit...

Proof Student Debt Is Making Life Miserable For Young Adults

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.14.2014 | College

The difference in how well young adults with college degrees are living depends significantly on whether or not they're carrying student debt, accordi...

A Dialogue With the Gates Foundation About School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Once again, I would like to thank the American Enterprise Institute's Rick Hess and the Gates Foundation's Steve Cantrell for a dialogue on school ref...

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

'Repeal and Replace' Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The American Enterprise Institute's Rick Hess writes that Common Core critics have raised valid concerns but they've failed to put forward a "notion" ...

Obama, Republicans Battle Over Equal Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The White House and congressional Republicans blasted each other on Tuesday over equal ...

A Compassionate and Holistic Economy, Where Local Is Global

Thierry Dufay | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

What if we swap minimum wage with minimum existence? The essence should be a good and beautiful life. For people and for planet.

Jon Ward

We 'Should Be Expected To Love People,' Says Conservative Leader Who Hosted Dalai Lama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "'I write articles for The Huffington Post.' That's so boring!" Arthur Brooks exclaims. Brooks, the head of the American Enterprise ...

This Is What Happened When Capitalists Asked The Dalai Lama To Endorse Capitalism

Religious News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Some of the brightest pro-business minds in the nation prodded the Dalai Lama on Thursday (Feb. 20) to offer a warm endorsement of ca...

How the AEI Distorts the Climate Debate

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

The AEI, despite its roster of distinguished academics, has failed to be constructive in the climate debate. It's time that the AEI puts forward a strategy to achieve the globally agreed objective of avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

Questions About Common Core -- NYS Education Officials Do Not Want to Hear About It

Alan Singer | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

As far as I can see, there is little real discussion going on about the Common Core standards. Politicians and corporations who are selling the standards to the public and forcing it on teachers and schools ignore both supportive suggestions and opposition.

The American Enterprise Institute, Common Core, and 'Good Cop'

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

If Bill Gates really wanted AEI to critically address problems associated with CCSS, it would not have paid AEI to do so two years following CCSS completion. No, no. This is no critical appraisal of CCSS. This is CCSS promotion.

Top Conservative Challenges GOP To 'Declare Peace On The Safety Net'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Arthur Brooks, president of the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute, is challenging Republicans to reconsider their aversion to ...

Blockbuster Trade Rumor: A-Rod for Anthony

Alan Singer | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

The Blogosphere is a-buzz with a rumor (which I started) that the New York Yankees are in last minute negotiations with Bill and Hillary Clinton about a potential trade of Alex Rodriguez for Anthony Weiner.

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Spars With Norm Ornstein: 'You've Been Consistently Wrong On Almost Everything'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came to the American Enterprise Institute on Friday to give a speech on the First Amendme...

McConnell Issues Stern Warning

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, said Friday the Internal ...

Filibuster Reform Reminds Us That the Real Scandal Hurting the Country Right Now Isn't in the Executive Branch

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Republicans in the Senate are abusing the filibuster to keep jobs -- in both the executive and judicial branches -- unfilled while sitting idly by and letting economic growth take a hit in the name of ideology.

Unreliable Sources 3: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media
Elliott Negin

Despite the fact that ExxonMobil is still a significant contrarian funder, the flurry of media interest in the company's funding agenda sparked by UCS's exposé died down soon after its release and remains feeble to this day. What happened?

Conservatives Favored Deficits Before Keynes

Paul A. London | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Paul A. London

What the Chicago conservatives in 1932 said the government should do was spend aggressively on useful public works and infrastructure. There were then and are now plenty of liberal ideas that deserve harsh criticism.

The Key to Prosperity: Manufacturing American Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.

CHART: The INSANE Growth In College Textbook Prices

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

College textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation. C...

How the Right Is Wrong About Happiness

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Jeffrey Sachs

Today's Wall Street Journal sheds more light on how conservative elites thoroughly misunderstand and misrepresent the role of government in a decent society by claiming that government social spending lowers happiness of the recipients. This is false.