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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Congress Hasn't Passed A Major Environmental Law In 1,894 Days

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

It's been a long time since Congress passed a major new environmental law -- at least 1,894 days as of Tuesday. Based on an informal survey of ...

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

William Lynch III | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

The economic development from mass transit is also tremendous. For one, public transit workers in America are typically represented by a labor union. This means workers have an advocate who will ensure they have decent wages, benefits and safe working conditions.

Five Years After the Stimulus, Reality Itself Is Under Attack

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why has our political discourse become a political Theater of the Absurd in which the preternaturally uninformed Marco Rubio can proclaim, without perceptible embarrassment, that the stimulus "clearly failed"?

Marco Rubio: Obama Move 'Clearly Failed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago on Monday. ...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cut Reverberates Across Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- National media and federal policymakers haven't paid much attention, but a $5 billion reduction to the food stamp program that took effe...

Arthur Delaney

Automatic Food Stamp Decrease Set For November :(

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next month food stamp benefits will automatically shrink for all 47 million Americans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...

How the Stimulus Remade America Without Anyone Noticing

Jason Sattler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Michael Grunwald is exactly the person who should have written a book about the stimulus. He's not a fan of everything government does. He'd like to privatize the Post Office, for instance.

Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.

Krugman: Stimulus Was Too Little, And Now It's Almost Gone

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

We never spent all that much money on President Obama’s stimulus, and now we're spending almost nothing on it, and that's a shame, according to Paul...

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

SOTU: Obama Embraces Public-Private-Partnerships

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Obama makes clear that partnerships reduce individuals tax burden. Tying the discussion to the reform of the tax code gives a sense that we can cut taxes and invest in a revenue neutral way. At least in this area.

Picking Winners and Losers

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Steyer

These are high-paying, high-quality jobs across a huge range of occupations and industries. The only question is whether the winners of these good jobs will be in the United States or in places like China.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #3, Thirty Straight Months of Job Growth, Creating 4.6 Million New Private Sector Jobs

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

"Outsourcer in Chief" Mitt Romney claims that his business experience will help him keep jobs on American soil, but his business practices have done just the opposite.

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

Mollie Reilly

Ryan Campaigns In Center Bolstered By Stimulus Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopped in Dover, N.H. on Tuesday, where the Republican vice presidential candidate made the case for Mitt Romney during a tow...

Electronic Medical Records: Their Time Has Not Yet Come

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

If these assumptions about electronic medical records were true, medical quality could be improved while costs would decrease. Unfortunately, a simple review of the reality of EMRs shows a much less optimistic view.

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

Obama Shipped the Recovery Overseas

Reince Priebus | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Reince Priebus

What do Finnish cars, Mexican solar panels, and Danish windmills have in common? They were all funded by your tax dollars.

Mollie Reilly

Romney's Weird Campaign Event To Nowhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will campaign Friday in New Hampshire, looking for his own "bridge to nowhere." The Romney camp thinks they have found it in a 19th centur...

Connie Mack Ad Attacks Bill Nelson For Supporting Monkey Study In Stimulus Bill

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

In a new ad launched Wednesday, Florida Rep. Connie Mack (R) found a novel part of the 2009 stimulus package with which to attack incumbent Sen. Bill ...

Teachers Unions Step Up to Lead on Education Reform

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

The only way to turn around struggling schools is to work together -- by demanding concrete changes that make low student achievement totally unacceptable for any group of students.

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Very Few Of The Long-Term Unemployed Receiving Benefits

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

As the nation faces a labor crisis that refuses to let up, 7 million Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits may be running out of time to...

Why States Are Failing At Food Stamp Programs

Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- California and Colorado are among cash-strapped states leaving billions of dollars on the table in federal food aid that could f...