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A New Way To Celebrate This Earth Day

David Foster | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
David Foster

Despite the growing concern of Americans from all walks of life about the strength and safety of infrastructure in the face of more extreme weather, Congress has failed to take meaningful action even when it could create jobs and improve public safety.

Peace Is More Than the Absence of War

Diana Jenkins | Posted 04.21.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

I lived a childhood of peace. I experienced war as a teenager. And as an adult, I see how the aftermath of violent conflict transforms communities. Unfortunately, the death and suffering of war does not end when the last bullet whizzes by.

Sebelius's Resignation Should Spark Reform

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

The Obama administration should not sweep the institutional failures that plagued the health care website under the carpet through a mere resignation.

Now Is the Time to Rebuild Our National Infrastructure

Lawrence H. Summers | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Lawrence H. Summers

The single most important step the US government can take to reverse discouraging economic trends is to mount a concerted, large-scale program directed at renewing our national infrastructure.

Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

Brett Frischmann | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Brett Frischmann

I strongly support the notion of building systems and developing public policies that enable and take advantage of zero marginal costs, for example in the context of various infrastructure and knowledge commons. But what about the fixed costs?

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

Taxation Without Representation 2014

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I know it does not bode well that at 24 I am this jaded about the political process. I have had enough of politicians not listening to me and the rest of us while they continue to act as they please.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote for the 'Better Off Budget'

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican corporate/conservative budget favors the interests of the wealthiest few Americans and their giant multinational corporations at the expense of American-based manufacturers and other companies, America's middle-class working people and the poor.

Time for Apple to Take a Bite Out of the Broadband Problem

Elie Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Elie Jacobs

There are many things to do with $159 billion, this is just one idea. An idea that helps the company and country.

How Obsolete Laws Block Infrastructure

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

American government needs a spring cleaning. Not just to fix infrastructure, but to fix every program. Not to "de-regulate," but to make regulation practical, effective and in line with current priorities.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

America's Water Infrastructure Challenge: Moving from Proposals to Solutions

Michael Deane | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

In downtown Bethesda - one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest suburbs - an 89-year-old water main bursts, closing a major commuter thoroughfare through rus...

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

Congress Needs Your Voice to Build on Our Budget Deal

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

While we absolutely need to continue to tackle our long-term budget deficit and debt challenges fairly and responsibly, we now have some breathing room to also focus on the other deficits facing our country.

The Middle Class Is Totally Hosed

Arthur Fox | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Arthur Fox

What most of us fail to recognize is that the gulf between the very rich and the rest of us will almost certainly continue to get worse, a lot worse! Most importantly, it may be too late to do much about it.

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

The Evidence Is in: Taxpayers Need Protections

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

As cities and states look for creative ways to solve budget shortfalls, predatory private companies always seem to pop up claiming to have the perfect answer.

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

Our Aging and Dangerous Urban Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

This is not a problem limited to New York City, but one that is seen throughout the United States. In many cities of the "Rust Belt", the infrastructure crisis has been a fact of life for decades.

Six Ways America Is Like a Third World Country

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human development -- key factors like how we educate our children, how we treat our prisoners, how we take care of the sick and more.

Hate Your Commute? Read This Column

Steven Fulop | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Steven Fulop

This is the dilemma for policy makers when it comes to improving our transportation infrastructure -- how to make commuters aware of the need for significant investment to make our transportation system better and safer.

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

Jobs Proposals in the President's Sure-To-Be-Obstructed Budget

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The president's 2015 budget proposal "pivots" away from the 2010 "pivot" to austerity, pushes modestly for jobs and prioritizes infrastructure repair. Republicans will obstruct this -- just like they have obstructed every jobs plan since the stimulus. But the public fully supports what the president is trying to do.

Investment in Infrastructure Will Help Small Businesses Drive Economic Growth

Karen Mills | Posted 03.03.2014 | Small Business
Karen Mills

It's no secret that America's 28 million small businesses were hit hard during the financial crisis with a perfect storm of declining sales and frozen credit markets. Since then, we've turned a corner.

A Tax Cut That 'Pays For' Unemployment Insurance and Infrastructure

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is bad economic policy. But, all economic policy that could pass a Republican-controlled House of Representatives is bad. All they care about, really, is tax cuts for the wealthy. But those tax cuts do not create jobs or "pay for themselves." Nor do regulations on balance cost jobs.