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Republicans Debating Rule That Doesn't Exist

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The issue may be dust in the wind, but Republicans are still moving to block it. Environmental Protection Agency officials have said ...

Why the Big Banks Won't Change (Until We Change Them)

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

Force the banks to go back to traditional banking. If that means turning them into non-profits, so be it. But there is no way to justify allowing them to continue to bilk average American customers, not to mention risking driving the global economy off the cliff again.

Weak Environmental Regulations Show Little Faith in U.S. Business

Andrew Winston | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Choosing weaker environmental regulations actually makes our country less competitive and shows amazingly little faith in our business community to innovate.

Sperm Donor Fathers 150 Kids, System Under Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

The Public Option

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Let's be clear. What Americans need least is what they are now getting: trash talk about government as "the problem" and a claim now inflated to infallibility by Republican zealots that tax increases never -- ever -- promote the common good.

Why the Tea Party Is Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have developed an American myth about the magical efficiency of market forces and have deified entrepreneurs. We have developed a disdain for government as an obstacle to progress. Neither is entirely true or false.

Say Your Goodbyes

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Businesses' Hit List: The Regulations They Hate The Most

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Here is the hit list so far of America's most-hated federal regulations and rules, according to leading industry groups and conservative t...

The Myth of the Free Market

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Craig Barnes

President Obama seems reluctant to lay down the gauntlet or to use his oratorical skills to shame the arrogant, make mad the guilty, or cow the slanderous who would break down the walls protecting us from free market abuse.

Don't Cut Civil Workforce

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

As history shows, any small, short-term budgetary gains from work force cutbacks are likely to be offset by serious regulatory missteps, more after-the-fact finger-pointing and a continuation of the cycle of failure and mistrust.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

How Christian Is Tea Party Libertarianism?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Just how Christian is the Tea Party Movement -- and the Libertarian political philosophy that lies behind it? Let me start the dialogue here. And please join in.

Which Way Are We Going? You Decide

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Are we going to go backward and argue for discrimination on race and gender, defend BP and others from accountability, and fight endless war abroad while laying off teachers at home? Or are we going to move forward together?

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. While the legislation still conta...

Should The Government Regulate Our Health?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The relationship between many of us and our physicians is dysfunctional. Doctors are overwhelmed and receive less respect than ever before in the history of modern medicine.

Maybe We Really Do Want Government to Make the Decisions

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Before deciding whether or not government should make decisions let's look at the alternative. Not enough consideration is given to the real question: if We, the People don't make decisions, then who does?

We Regulate Money, Drugs, Commerce, but not Health. Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Why can't we use the power of the government to really regulate the insurance companies?

The Neo-Cons Are Not Gone, Nor Forgotten

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Much of the economic crisis is also being engineered by our sweet neo-cons to create an untenable situation for the Dems coming into power.

Greening Hollywood: Democratizing Sustainability

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

I'll 'fess up. "Democratizing sustainability," is not a phrase I coined nor one I've even used before.

To Regulate or Not: A Shift in the Political Landscape

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Julie Menin

With our economic crisis at a fever pitch, this age old debate about the normative role of government has taken on new connotations.

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

Fierce Regulation Debate Expected

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In proposing the broadest overhaul of financial oversight since the Great Depression, the Bush administration has kicked off a fier...