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Preventing Future Fergusons

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices. Racial disparities in our justice system abound. But there is also a subtler dynamic at work: how the government spends money and the very real and human consequences of those decisions.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too

Terri Poore | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Terri Poore

What most breaks my heart about this approach to funding is that, for the first time in my 20 years of doing this work, I can see that sexual violence is truly coming out of the shadows and that communities are ready to address the problem.

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

A Purpose-Driven Government: Moneyball and Impact

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In 2002, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, created "Moneyball," a method of using statistics to evaluate the performance of ball play...

The National Health Debt

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Federal funding for research is drying up faster than a parched desert after a rain. Its continual deterioration provides a frightening view of our country's lost sense of priorities.

Baby Steps Toward Better Formula Grants in Education

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

When I speak with policy folks about evidence-based reform, I often hear something like this: "Sure, you can give preference points for using proven p...

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

The Balancing Act of Taxes and Spending

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

While there is plenty of fat and waste in government, it's important to emphasize that government operations cannot always be assessed on a simple profit and loss basis; there are many critical cases where the government steps in precisely because the free market can't or won't.

Republican's Vote Against Sandy Relief Doesn't Square With Past Request

Salon | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman who voted against federal funding for Hurricane Sandy relief last week asked the federal government for millions in funding f...

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

Texas Looks To Fund Health Program Despite Possible Setbacks

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday directed state officials to begin looking for money to keep the Medicaid Women's Health ...

Pa. Homeless Charity Allegedly Splurges Funding Dollars On Vacations, Clothes, Shows

Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact

Executives at a Philadelphia charity who were supposed to provide shelter for the homeless, allegedly squandered funds on vacations, shoes and shows i...

School District Participated In 'Blatant Misuse' Of Nearly $1 Million Tax Dollars

Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

The York City School District has misspent nearly $1 million in federal taxpayer money, according to the Pennsylvania auditor general. In what stat...

You Can Take It With You: Dead Federal Retirees Paid Millions Annually, Report Finds

Washington Post | By Ed O’Keefe | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

The federal government pays out millions of dollars to dead people each year -- including deceased retired federal workers, according to a new report....

Nikki Haley Turning Down Millions In Federal Funds, In Opposition To Obama Health Care Law

The State | By Gina Smith | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley said she will let federal deadlines slip by and not accept millions in federal funds to help South Carolina set up its own health ins...

Kirsten Gillibrand Blasts Eric Cantor Over Disaster Relief

YNN | By Web Staff | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

Senator Gillibrand said, "I think it's irresponsible, and I think he lacked judgement, and I think he should come and begin to meet with the homes, th...

FEMA Chief Responds To Concerns About Dwindling Disaster Aid

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwi...

David Ramirez

Census Undercount Could Cost NYC Hispanics Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | David Ramirez | Posted 10.17.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK - New York City could receive less federal funding than expected because of what the state considers to be a miscount of its Latino populatio...

Jennifer Bendery

Congress Forces Partial Shutdown Of FAA, Leaves Thousands Without Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Federal Aviation Administration employees will stop getting paid as of midnight on Friday after Congress left town without ...

Abortion Showdown Could Cost Indiana $4.3 Billion

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — A looming showdown over Indiana's new law that cuts funding for the Planned Parenthood organization may test how far Republican-l...

NPR, the Rest of the Federal Budget & a Large Hairy Dog

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sally Kohn

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NPR Scandal Reversal: The Raw Footage Shows Something Else

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Why is the truth about the latest anti-NPR video not in the mainstream media -- and not on NPR? Why do we have to count on newer news sites -- conservative, liberal , or neither-- to learn this crucial information?

NPR's Inevitable Conflict

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The stations' interests and NPR's interests are no longer aligned. That is the elephant in the studio. Schiller tried to improve the stations' lot, but in the end, the stations will fear a stronger NPR.

Planned Parenthood To Rally In Lower Manhattan Saturday

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/134654/planned-parenthood-to-rally-in-lower-manhattan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On the heels of a vote last week in the House of Representatives that sought to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood, elected officials, celebri...