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Obama's USDOE: Appointed to Privatize. Period.

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The deeper story in what the Obama administration values regarding American education lay in its selection of US Department of Education (USDOE) appointees. Their backgrounds tell the story, and it isn't a good one for the public school student.

NGA 'Corporate Fellows': The Cozy Relationship Between Corporations and Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For education corporations, CCSS alone is a potential cash cow: Curriculum, teacher and administrator professional development, student preparation (including tutoring and test prep), assessment writing, administration, and scoring. Envision the saliva as it dribbles down the education corporate executive chins.

Luke Johnson

How Gates' Memoir Could Help Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir has all the makings of a Washington bombshell book. It has dominated cable new...

What Would William Shatner Do?

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

Wherever I go, whether it's a trip around the world or to the local supermarket to pick up Frosted Flakes, I live in a fantasy world that revolves around the idea that I am Neo from The Matrix -- regardless of how much of a mom I look like in real life.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part IV

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

This post is a continuation of a series I am writing on Bill Gates' funding specifically for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. And now, for my fourth installment: Universities that have accepted Gates money earmarked for CCSS implementation.

Gates Backs Big Oversight On Drones

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Robert Gates, a former defense secretary and spymaster, is backing lawmakers' proposal to form a special court to review President Barac...

Rivers, Gates Lead Chargers Past Bills

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Sports

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers kept their faint playoff hopes alive while snuffing out what little chance the Buffalo Bills had of reaching ...

Why Don't Girls Want Careers in Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

When it comes to careers, boys are five times more likely to go into technology. Why is this? At what point are we losing our girl geeks to other industries?

Christina Wilkie

Obama Meets With Wealthiest Two Americans On The Giving Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will host the nation's two wealthiest private citizens, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, at the White House on Monday to r...

Samuel Haass

As Defense Secretary Gates Sours on NATO, Policymakers Mixed

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Haass | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Secretary of Defense Robert Gates suggested recently that NATO was at risk of becoming impotent because certain members of the mili...

NATO's Future Is America's Dilemma

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 08.16.2011 | World
Robert Barrett, PhD

Robert Gates' critique points to a deeper intervention dilemma for the United States -- how to balance its known military might with its desired level of participation in global conflicts.

Gates: Afghanistan Is Not A 'War Without End'

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday bluntly rejected suggestions that Afghanistan is a "war without end," defending the U.S. mil...

David Wood

Obama's National Security Shuffle

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a high-level reshuffle of his national security team, President Barack Obama intends to move CIA Director Leon Panetta to the Pentago...

Art and the Public Domain: Olafur Eliasson, Tomas Saraceno, and Ai Weiwei at the GSD

David Glick | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
David Glick

The Divine Comedy, a current exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, features world renowned artists known for blurring the boundaries be...

Pentagon Assertions of "Progress" In Afghanistan Are a Bad Joke

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The latest Petraeus/Gates media tour is under way in preparation for the general's testimony to Congress next week, and they're trotting out the same, tired spin they've been using since McChrystal was replaced in disgrace last year.

Gates Warns Against Any More Wars Like Iraq Or Afghanistan

nytimes.com | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight ...

On Anniversary of Marjah Push, Escalation Strategy Still Failing

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of the escalated military strategy in Afghanistan. It's clear from the last 12 months that the escalation strategy is a failure. It's time to come home.

Plutocracy: The Rich Elite and the Rest of Us

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The controversy over the disparity between the rich and the rest of us has hit the covers of two emblematic fountains of ideas; The Economist and The Atlantic Monthly.

It's Been Said Before

Linda Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Silverman

I know I am writing the same thing I, and others like me have written time and time again. These kids need small classes and individual attention.

Education's Trojan Horse

Julie Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Cavanagh

Edu-philanthropists cloak themselves in the slogan of reform; they have gained access to our public education system with their wealth. They seek to dismantle our public education system from the inside.

PHOTOS: 19 Stunning Man-Made Arches Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

With photographs of Paris blanketed in snow in recent weeks, it's been easy to be reminded of just how beautiful arches can be--nothing says winter mo...

Obama's Next Steps

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.

The Gender Gap in Philanthropy Revealed

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Witter

Research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute show that women, in general, score higher on motives of care and empathy. However, further research needs to examine other motivations for giving by gender.

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Billions for Charity, But Not One Cent for Taxes!

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Even the best-intentioned best-directed private donations are a way for moneyed people to work their will on the public, while the rest of us have nothing but the vote.