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Pushing the Private Sector to Prioritize American Jobs

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Mike Honda

Policies that favor scaling up domestically, as opposed to overseas, are essential to ensuring that American ingenuity generates U.S. jobs -- not just a high Dow Jones Industrial Average.

SOTU: Obama's Innovation Economy

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

The nation is nervous, yet outwardly calm. President Obama has set the stage for a vision of America's new Innovation Economy and forward-looking anti...

Re-Gift Without Fear

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

To re-gift or not to re-gift? If you feel that re-gifting is cheap, think again. Being thrifty is being smart. In this economy, re-gifting makes great...

On the Issues from Abortion to War & Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I want to put this somewhat intellectual blog posting into perspective. Below is a quote from Matt Taibbi's new book, Griftopia-Bubble Machines, Vamp...

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

President Obama Attempts to Bridge the "Enthusiasm Gap"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Obama must continue to talk directly to the American people, but he also must take concrete steps toward reinvigorating public institutions, unapologetically, and throwing a lifeline to a drowning middle class.

Jordan's Media Fails in Times of Economic Difficulties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The government has recently taken some tough and painful economic policies. The media, for the most part, have been either silent or supportive, with a few voices of opposition here and there.

The Assault on Public Employees

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

For more than a generation, America's working families have been under a constant assault from the CEO's and extraordinarily wealthy members of our society.

Ending the Conflict Minerals Trade

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hormats

Huffington Post readers may be surprised to learn that the world's deadliest conflict since World War II is still occurring -- in the Democratic Repub...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

What I'll Be Listening for Tonight

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Tonight as the President speaks I'll be listening and hoping that the President agrees that the best way through these times is by pursuing opportunity for all.

SEC Mulled National Security Status For AIG Details

Reuters | Matthew Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators originally treated the New York Federal Reserve's bid to keep secret many of the details of the Americ...

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.

AIG: We Shall Know the Truth

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

Before any deals are made to end government (read: taxpayer) control of AIG, we should demand answers to questions such as: Who knew what, and when? Who benefited, and by exactly how much?

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.

More Compelling Evidence That Free Market Capitalism Doesn't Work Without Government Regulation

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Now we have a leading University of Chicago economist making the key economics rationale for quick passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Most States Have Yet to Claim Emergency TANF Funds

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

The TANF Emergency Fund is potentially an important resource for states, which get four federal dollars from the fund for each dollar they put up.

Three Pillars of Sustainability and the Fall of a Nation

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

Last weekend at a family gathering at our ranch, my parents, now in their early 90s, brought a box of 60 pine tree seedlings. A local home improvement...

More Than a Conference: Liberation, Leadership, and Liberia

Amy Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Coen

Monrovia, Liberia, March 7, 2009. The "International Colloquium on Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security 2009"...

A Fairness Issue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" - St Augustine. I was surprised when Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) opened up his remarks before ...

More Connected Than We Think

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

While we evaluate our own response, our local churches' response, and our government's response to this economic crisis -- we must remember that we are more connected than we think.

An Involuntary Lent

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While I support the president's budget, it does not bring Easter morning to the country.

Obama's Call to Rebuild

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.