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Zach Carter

Liberal Think Tank Parrots Bank Lobby | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is produced in partnership with The Dylan Ratigan Show's weeklong "No Way To Live" series on the financial crisis and its impact on ordi...

In Public Education, Not Everyone Gets What They Pay For

Araceli Ruano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Araceli Ruano

With a clearer picture of which district gets the best bang for its buck, we can get to the long overdue qualitative analysis: determining what makes productive school districts work.

Educational Productivity and the Reform Wars

Conor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

We can improve education without solving poverty first. Demographics are no excuse for ineffective education spending.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Dollars and Sense: How To Make Education Effective On Tight Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

U.S. based think tank Center for American Progress recently released a report evaluating the correlation between education spending and student perfor...

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Af-Pak Review Touts Progress, Lays Framework For Sustained Commitment | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's much-anticipated annual review of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan is upbeat on progress and reaffirm...

Will The Obama-GOP Tax Deal Really Create 3.1 Million Jobs?

Daily Finance | Peter Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The new tax cut compromise between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans, which will add $593 billion to the $1 trillion federal defi...

Amanda Terkel

Defeated Governor Building Machine To Help Democrats Reclaim Ohio In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Strickland may have lost his campaign for reelection as Ohio governor, but he's not planning on disappearing from public life anytim...

Let's Take a Lesson From Calvin Coolidge

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The consensus outside Congress is that the U.S. is in a desperate race to restore its manufacturing sector. Will the new Congress have the sense not to stand in the way? Let's hope they dust off their bios of Coolidge.

Lucia Graves

Time Is Running Out For DADT Repeal, Pentagon Study Could Help | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time is running out to repeal the Pentagon's Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy, with Republicans poised to take control of the House an...

What Price Impartiality? Top Universities Sell Their Reputations to Big Oil

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Is there any place left in our American society that is safe from the influence of dirty money? Not the mainstream media. Not the Department of Defen...

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

The Chamber, Citizens United, and the Campaign for the Third Branch

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

While the success of the Chamber of Commerce's attempt to influence the mid-term election remains to be seen, we already know that its decades-long effort to influence the United States judiciary has been a resounding success.

The Wrong Debate on Green Jobs

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

We've been talking about the new green economy jobs entirely the wrong way

Republicans Don't Trust Americans

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republican operatives want to shield voters from knowing who is actually paying for GOP attack ads. They fear the consequences if Americans know the truth.

PHOTOS: Fantastic Artists Fight Climate Change

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green is pleased to showcase some amazing art which is part of the CoolClimate art contest. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness ...

On Labor Day, Work to Save the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Together we can organize and mobilize and create a grassroots groundswell that gives government no choice but to respond to our needs, the needs of working people.

Legislative Prospects for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Marshall Fitz

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.

Organizing for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Mr. Bhargava spoke with me on issues ranging from the potential impact of Latino voters and grassroots mobilizations, and the challenges facing progressive groups in the wake of Arizona's immigration law.

The Costs of Pakistan's Floods

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The floods in Pakistan are sorely testing the government's capacity, and setbacks are likely in its efforts toward economic growth and development, fight against militancy, and the country's civil-military relations.

Millennials Want Better, Not Smaller Government; Implementation Is Key

Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gadi Ben-Yehuda

The Center for American Progress found that millennials, have far greater faith in and expectations of government than their older compatriots. Does their attitude simply reflect their youth?

Middle-Skill Jobs Are Disapearing, A New Study Finds

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American labor market is becoming increasingly polarized between skilled, well-paid workers and low-skilled, low-wage workers, according to a new ...

On Afghanistan, We Know a Distraction When We See It

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Why doesn't Richard Holbrooke apply some of his hunger for technical academic precision to the question of how we can actually end this war and bring our troops home?

Home Buyer Tax Credit Likely To Cost Taxpayers $100K Per Home: Calculated Risk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Recent indications that demand for housing is lagging, Calculated Risk writes, are "no surprise and suggests that the extension and expansion of the h...