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A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

Pam Spritzer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May. All the while, corporations rake in record profits. This disconnect between public need and public policy is causing widespread suffering. Why isn't our government serving us, and what can we do?

Will Corporations Be Prohibited From Giving to Candidates After All?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

In part, the Court has stated that direct contributions give rise to fears of actual or apparent corruption, while independent expenditures do not.

Memo to CEOs: Show Some Balls

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Dana H. Glazer

There's an unspoken rule in corporate America for dads when it comes to parental leave policy or anything that hints at real work/family balance: use at your own career peril.

Don't Believe the Hype About U.S. Debt

Sally Kohn | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

If the U.S. were borrowing anywhere near as much as Chase bank, we'd have legitimate reason to worry. But in general, borrowing money is necessary to invest in the future.

"Idonomics" and the American Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Over the past 50 years, the pleasure principle -- the id -- has dominated American society. The result has been "idonomics," in which the id dominates not only the marketplace, but also politics, media, technology and even our personal relationships.

The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders pay the price. The real culprits at the top of these companies rarely need to worry.

The Next Generation of Cost Savings

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

In today's competitive environment, few companies can afford to overlook the opportunity to achieve this next generation of cost savings, which could amount to as much at 1 percent or more of a firm's profit margin.

Al Qaeda Memo Re: Women as Human Shields

John Bobey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy
John Bobey

To clarify once and for all, when it comes to the use of human shields, our official a Qaeda policy says YES, you can use them, but please, NO women.

Oh, Please. There Is No Conspiracy Against the Poor and Middle Class in America.

James Napoli | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I wish liberals would get off their high horses and let go of their quaint little idea that there is some sort of conspiracy against the working class. There is no conspiracy. We are getting reamed in a very public way.

The Real American Exceptionalism

David Morris | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
David Morris

I too believe in American exceptionalism, although I don't think God has anything to do with it. America is exceptional in the advantages we've had over other nations, not what we've done with those advantages.

Top 10 Alternative '10 Best' Articles: The Pun Is Mightier Than the Sword

Randall Amster | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Randall Amster

Discerning readers of the "progressive blogosphere" will likely have noticed a growing tendency to title articles in the form of "Top 10 Best..." I'd like to explore this practice in such a way as to (hopefully) wear it out altogether.

Explaining Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The concept of taxes, of course, is pretty easy to explain. Except when you look at it too closely.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Companies Hire Abroad, Fire At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

Large U.S. companies increasingly hire abroad and fire in America, according to new government data. In the last decade, American multinational corp...

In The Public Interest: How Much Did You Pay for Tax Dodging Corporations?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Instead of cutting needed programs, our leaders should take a close look at our unbalanced tax code and close the outrageous loopholes that allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to skip out on paying their share.

Extortion Politics: Why Won't American Business Stop the GOP From Threatening to Blow Up The Economy?

Robert Reich | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

No group of legislators is entitled to threaten to crash the United States economy if its demands aren't met. But the biggest surprise in the current debt ceiling standoff is the silence of American business and Wall Street, who have the most to lose.

Public Domain Protest Song!

Adam McKay | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay

It's somewhat surprising that we really haven't had a lot of protest music over the past few decades. So when I was told, "If you write the lyrics, we'll record the songs," I went for it, and here's the result.

ReThink Review: Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 -- Who Is John Galt? And Who Cares?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Atlas Shrugged is like what would happen if The Da Vinci Code and the Twilight books had a baby, and then Republicans decided that baby should be the basis for running history's most powerful country.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

No Need for Villains on the Trade Issue

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.

The GOP's Budget Strategy: Shared Sacrifice Without the Sharing

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

As a government shutdown looms, the federal budget process has been reduced to a temper tantrum in a china shop.

Zach Carter

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

Republican Budget Plan Denies the American Dream

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The GOP's budget breaks the fundamental promise of this country: That if you work hard and play by the rules, you can take care of your family and retire with dignity and peace of mind.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Americans

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans need to respond to chronic unemployment with sympathy and righteous indignation. And from this moral stance we need to resist the political tsunami that argues that corporate rights trump those of individuals.

Corporations Are Draining America's Vitality

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

All that's needed to get our economy standing upright again and the wealth circulating throughout the economy is for Fortune 500 headliners to pay their fair share in taxes.

World Affairs Council and Fareed Zakaria Tackle Some Big Problems

Mira Veda | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Mira Veda

Recently, I attended the World Affairs Council annual conference held at the St. Regis in San Francisco. The notable keynote speakers for the event we...