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Zach Carter

Top Progressive Economist Defends Jack Lew As Treasury Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Only a few senators have publicly announced opposition to Jack Lew's nomination for Treasury secretary, and the staunchest resistance ha...

Zach Carter

Gambling On Hunger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since July, the price of corn has jumped 62 percent. Wheat has climbed by two-thirds, and soybeans are 38 percent more expensive. For ma...

7 Great Books By Economists

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's a major panel discussion going on today in Washington, D.C. called "The Next Stage," in which economists are coming together to discuss the pr...

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

Peter Gailbraith: Top U.S. Official Fired By UN In Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL — The top American official at the U.N. mission in Afghanistan is losing his job after he disagreed with superiors over how to deal with w...

U.S. Critic Of Karzai, Peter Galbraith, Is Fired From U.N. Mission

nytimes.com | NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS �" Peter W. Galbraith, the deputy United Nations special representative for Afghanistan and the highest American official for the wor...

Wall Street, DC, and the New Financial Euphoria

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

I spent last week in New York and Washington, speaking with many erstwhile Masters of the Universe and those charged with cleaning up the mess they've created. And in both cities I was stunned by how many Wall Street and political insiders were ready to break out the champagne. Forgive me if I keep the bubbly on the shelf. READ MORE Ending the War on Drugs: The Moment is Now When it comes to addressing America's disastrous war on drugs, the Obama administration is saying the right things. But when it comes to putting its rhetoric into action, the administration has faltered. Is the Obama administration really committed to a fundamental shift in America's approach to drug policy or is this about serving up a kinder, gentler drug war? READ MORE