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It Doesn't Take A Teacher To Make An Impact On Students' Lives

Kimone Gooden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kimone Gooden

For the last three years, I've had the privilege of being a Citizen Teacher in Oakland and San Jose schools. This is thanks to Citizen Schools, a Cisco sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to expand the learning day for middle school students in low-income communities. They do this by engaging an army of professional volunteers as "Citizen Teachers" to spend 10 weeks teaching what they already do, know or love.

Controlling the Flow: Thoughts on the Free Flow of Information Act

Tricia Todd | Posted 11.14.2013 | Media
Tricia Todd

Selectively protecting some journalists, and not journalism as a whole, is detrimental to democracy and civil society. Why then do the majority of American mainstream media resources support this Act?

Natural Born Presidents

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that Ted Cruz is free to run for president, as is just about anyone. Whether he can convince the country that he is eligible or not will likely be a matter of politics. It's open to anyone's interpretation who can and who cannot be president.

The Audacity to Wield Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

What is new, perhaps -- or maybe I'm just dreaming -- is how many of us understand that if any of this is going to change, really change, then it won't be because our current crop of leaders change it. For how can a system that derives its survival from money be the system that cuts off the money supply?

Reflections on Elections

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

We feel stymied, frustrated that there's no truly effective way to have our say in the political decision-making process that affects all our lives. And we're wrong.

Captured Fugitive Claims He Has New Identity

AP | By BARRY HATTON | Posted 12.02.2011 | Crime

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal -- Captured American fugitive George Wright will claim a new identity to prevent the U.S. from e...

The 2-Party System Is Dead -- What's Next?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Well, it's on. The latest political gold rush to form a viable 3rd party. At the top of the food chain, backed by hedge fund guys, is Amercans Elect...

4-Year-Old Deported By Feds Is Coming Home

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

The 4-year-old US citizen who was de facto deported by Customs and Border Protection is coming back to America, in style. "Immigration treated her li...

Elise Foley

Feds Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 4-year-old girl born in New York was detained by immigration officials and then sent back to Guatemala, separating her from her parent...

Memos From the Developing World: The State and Me

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Over the past two decades, most developing countries (35 of them in Africa alone) began to make direct cash transfers to their poor. Initially, this w...

Cyber-Intelligence -- Restore the Republic of "Of, By, and For"

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

This week's book post, Infinite Wealth for All, set the stage for this week's Politics post, which focuses on The New Craft of Cyber-Intelligence -- a...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

My Talk With Tom Atlee: Primer on Citizen Intelligence

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Deliberative dialog, in my personal view, excels when it first establishes the "best truth" and moves from there to generate new possibilities. Truth lays the foundation for reconciliation and wise public policy.

Apathy Is Still The Enemy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Well, the Lincoln Memorial Beckanalia has come and gone, and all the handwringing and ridiculing that led up to it has subsided. But there's one critical thing that still needs to be said.

Citizens, Resist the Squeeze Play on Your Minds

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Sharpen your eyes and ears to the noun the corporate media uses to reference you. Every time you are referred to as a consumer (which is virtually every time), say resolutely to yourself, "Citizen."

Newt Gingrich WRONG: Says British Shoe Bomber 'Richard Reid Was An American Citizen' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism against the Obama...

Diversionary Dangers of Amending the Constitution

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.

Is Apathy Socially Redeeming?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

We're citizens of the nation that put participatory democracy on the map for God's sake. How did we arrive at this sad state of affairs, which I call the enduring enigma of the American public?

Optimizing Democracy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

While issue after mega-issue begs in vain for wise and farsighted solutions from our fearless leaders -- politically-engaged citizens shake their heads in disgust and disbelief.

Democracy 3.0

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

We -- The People -- need a radical upgrade in the way we practice democracy.

This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The broken nature of America's immigration system is deeply felt during the holidays by millions in the United States who long to be reunited with their loved ones.

WATCH: Front Goup "Energy Citizens" Locks Out Real Grassroots: Why Does Big Oil Hate America?

Andy Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Wilson

Though the Netroots has gotten the message loud and clear: these are really just company picnics, not uprisings of real grassroots support

Elite Pakistani Students Pick Up Trash To Clean Up The Country

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

Tired of hearing people complain about what's wrong with Pakistan, these students decided to do something about it by meeting every Sunday to clean up trash.

A Letter To That Nutty Birther Lady

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

I saw the video clip of your passionate speech to Representative Mike Castle on YouTube right after I watched a cat do the Riverdance.

Birther myth strong among Colorado GOP

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

An update on state polling on the Obama birth certificate myth -- Public Policy Polling has released a preview of a new poll showing that 43% of Color...