Just like Obama is looking for new industries, like green technology, to drive the economic recovery, innovative 21st century solutions can be the force behind revitalized rural education.
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Public safety programs have been hit hard both on the local and state levels because of the national recession. But, thanks to the Recovery Act, over 1,000 public safety jobs have been saved.
The stimulus package worked to make life better for "victims of the recession." What is disappointing is that the programs politicians had the most say in are the most flawed.
Recognizing the power of cloud computing would create jobs, promote innovation and help organizations of all sizes become more competitive.
While the stimulus package directed $140 billion to state governments, the recovery act sent very little money directly to cities, which would generate longer-term dividends for federalism.
If the TARP banks are to be a main investment vehicle for the next stage of recovery -- as they should be, it is after all our money not theirs -- it is heartening to have Obama at the helm.
Rsearchers, although grateful for the TARP money, say what's needed is a long-term financial commitment without the shackles of spending deadlines and separate accounting for federal funding.
The dismal unemployment report released last week inspired renewed interest in a second economic stimulus, and economists, from Krugman to Feldstein, have led the charge for another injection.
The need for federal aid for states is indisputable. But there are better ways to target stimulus funds than with a grant program like General Revenue Sharing.
Why not set up stimulus accountability outposts of the White House in cities? Obama came into office with a metro mandate and now is the time to claim it.
America's mayors, as Politico puts its, are "steamed" about the White House's decision to pull hundreds of administration officials out of last weeken...
In a change of tone from the Bush years, Donovan wants Americans to "get back to the basics," in terms of measuring "successful housing outcomes for families."
The bottom line is that middle-class kids often have the opportunity to take part in meaningful summer activities that promote learning; poor kids usually do not.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana House unanimously agreed to override Gov. Bobby Jindal's rejection of $98 million in federal stimulus dollars t...
In order to cut the unemployment rate in those communities to the projected national rate of 6.5 percent, an additional 1.7 million jobs would have to be created and go directly to Blacks and Latinos by 2010.
This weekend, families all across America will be thanking mothers for the sacrifices they make -- something we should remember long after the cards are opened and the flowers are put in vases.
A new report finds that a keystone of the Obama administration's effort to end the recession -- the $787 billion stimulus package -- will be significa...
The Delta, which provides water to nearly two-thirds of all Californians and is suffering from a three year drought, may not have a federal bailout after all.
The federal government needs to call a public advisory committee, comprised of representatives from every stakeholder group that cares about what is happening in public schools.
It seems almost ridiculous, or at least unnecessary, to talk about "demonstrable" results (let alone successes) from Bush's 2008 package when the economy has so visibly deteriorated since its passage.
In February, President Obama made a trip to a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Illinois, where he said his economic stimulus plan would allow the constr...
Green careers have surfaced as a major area of interest for people steering toward encore careers. Overall, they are expected to be one of the fastest-growing employment categories in the years ahead.
I want the American auto industry to survive. But I don't want them to survive because of perpetual Congressional life support.
The recovery package is doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing: investing in long-neglected projects; creating jobs; and spurring demand in local economies.
In February, we asked HuffPost readers to help us dig through the stimulus bill, and hundreds of readers wrote in with great tips, including the news ...
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