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Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says Abortion Is Bankrupting Social Security

John Aronno | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
John Aronno

Choice is hard. Life is hard. But Joe Miller has abandoned complexity in lieu of irresponsible soundbites. To make such a wildly inaccurate policy statement, purposefully and solely for short-term political gain, is a reprehensible breach of ethics and is beneath even the basement level of politics we associate with the modern day campaign.

A Note to Politicians: What Do You Believe in? What Are You for?

Tristan Higgins | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Tristan Higgins

I am tired of politicians, be they candidates or elected officials, who spend our time and money telling us what they are against. Typical campaign a...

Winning Women Candidates, Know These 5 Truths

Mary Hughes | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Mary Hughes

Whether the conversation is between a candidate and a reporter, or a press conference demand for a wholesale change in editorial policy depends on the particulars. The point is: Women can't let sexism go.

Three Reasons to Celebrate this International Women's Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As we commemorate the 106th International Women's Day (March 8), women comprise less than one fifth of U.S. Congress, despite making up half the popul...

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

How to Create an Effective Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Sajjad Masud | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Sajjad Masud

While posting your jobs is great, waiting for the right person to apply is unlikely to garner the results you need. Here are some lessons you can take from the world of traditional marketing and apply to your recruitment efforts.

4 Ways Technology Is Changing the Job Search

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

In today's war for talent, you can't afford to let great people who grasp how to leverage technology end up in your competition's cubicles. So look out for these new technological tools and embrace new ways of connecting with candidates.

Let it Snow? 3 Winter Weather Hiring Tips

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Unless your company is located in a sunny local, the winter months can be a minefield when it comes to hiring great people. You never know when the next Nemo will find its way to your area.

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

Employer Branding Lessons From the NHL Lockout

Josh Tolan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Fixing this brand can be as easy as recognizing the problem, addressing it, and reconnecting with your talent pool. Just like the NHL, you need to get back into the game even if you've taken a hit.

25 Best Progressive Victories in 2012

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many progressives equate the word "compromise" with "sell-out," but the strategic question is whether compromises are dead ends or stepping stones to further progress.

3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.

4 Tips to Hire Fast

Sajjad Masud | Posted 02.12.2013 | Small Business
Sajjad Masud

In the race to find top talent, speed might just be the name of the game. Whether your startup company is pre- or post-funding, getting the right people on board as quickly as possible is the best way to ensure success.

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.

Citizens United: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Test Political Ideas

Michael Ham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Though Citizens United guarantees that unprecedented money will be dumped into political races, 2012 proved that money alone won't guarantee victory over popular ideas.

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today ...

Faces Of Student Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Duncan Sullivan By: Duncan Sullivan I go to school in Amherst, Massachusetts. An area with five colleges no more than a few miles be...

The Rising Costs of Climate Denial

William S. Becker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

It is long past time to recognize that when it looks like a climate duck, and it walks like a climate duck, and it quacks like a climate duck, and our best scientists conclude that it is indeed a climate duck, it's a climate duck, not Chicken Little.

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

Polls: The Opiate of the Pundits

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Joseph Blady, M.D.

How much of a leap is it to suppose that telling people who's winning the week before the election makes the well-known bandwagon effect influence those who struggle with their polling decisions?

4 Ways to Fill Your Open Positions Now

Sajjad Masud | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Sajjad Masud

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time for your company to find talented candidates and fill those open positions -- before Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas vacations dwindle your workforce and applicant pool.

Are Passive Candidates a Myth?

Josh Tolan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring managers like passive candidates because their current position displays their professional abilities. But are passive candidates even real?

Should a Criminal Record Be A Deterrent to Hiring?

Josh Tolan | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Employers are looking for talent with the right skills to fill open positions and bring value to their company. We all make mistakes and a candidate's actions in the past shouldn't hold them back from achieving success in the future.

Democracy in Action, From the Coffeehouse to the Statehouse

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?