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Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: 'Innovative Infrastructure Ideas' And Sector-Specific Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has thus far remained coy regarding the content of the president's high-profile jobs speech, with White House P...

Lynne Peeples

Hurricane Irene Exposes Creaky American Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green

In the winter of 1992, a nor'easter sent a storm surge over the floodwall guarding the southern tip of Manhattan. Seawater quickly overwhelmed major r...

Bipartisanship Post-Labor-Day: P3s and a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

An Infrastructure Bank and other public-private partnership initiatives can spur private investment in the physical, social, health and human services, traditional and renewable energy, and mining projects necessary to create jobs.

Third World America: One Year Later

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I wanted the book to serve as "a warning, a way of saying that if we don't change course -- and quickly -- that could very well be our future." Well, 12 months on, the paperback version of the book is coming out and, sad to say, almost none of those troubling trends have been reversed.

Quinn, Emanuel Argue Over Casino, Potholes

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged some feisty words in dueling press conferences Tuesday, suggesting that a bit of ...

What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What do yesterday's east coast earthquake, our infrastructure and antiquated Federal accounting systems have to do with jobs? A lot, it turns out.

America Is Crumbling: Hire Us to Fix It

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

We need jobs to fully recover, but jobs won't come about until demand picks up. Demand won't pick up until people have money to spend. So why are our leaders hell-bent on cutting public sector jobs when we need them most?

Matt Sledge

California High-Speed Rail Faces Trouble In Palo Alto -- And More In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

ATHERTON, Calif. -- Walk down Ashfield Road in this well-heeled town of 7,000 on the San Francisco Peninsula and you'll find million-dollar homes surr...

10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: There are over 7.5 million households in the U.S. in which the residents do not own an automobile. Of course, these homes rely on ...

Three Things Obama's Jobs Program Needs

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

President Obama’s plan to give a major economic speech after Labor Day means that, finally, Washington is going to have a serious conversation about...

Separating Economic Facts From Economic Myths: ProPublica

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

With the recent Iowa straw poll and President Obama's bus tour, Americans are hearing a cacophony of arguments about the wobbly economy. The federal s...

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama pl...

Mr. President, Please Listen And In The Words Which Encouraged Harry Truman, "Give 'Em Hell"

Ed Koch | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Mr. President, the country we all love is hurting enormously, with huge unemployment. You can still win back the support of the public by publicly setting forth in detail your plan to address these enormous problems.

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Presiden...

Bloomberg, Schwarzenegger: U.S. Must Modernize Its Infrastructure

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

With GDP languishing and job-creation rates well below what’s needed to put the economy back on track, the key to recovery lies with American infras...

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tempers ...

How the Debt Ceiling Aftermath Threatens the Bay Area's Recovery

Randy Howder | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco
Randy Howder

Could many of the attributes that make the Bay Area such a unique place in which to live and work be at risk? Could the Federal Government pull the rug out from under one of the only bright spots in the entire U.S. economy?

To Fix America, Tax Foreigners

Carl Pope | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The U.S. consumes about 6.5 billion barrels of oil a year. About 60 percent of it is imported. Getting rid of these imports would have had the same impact in 2010 as a $300 billion dollar tax cut on American consumers and the American economy.

A Vision for Economic Renewal -- An American Jobs Agenda

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Washington is often a city of Chicken Littles, which makes ringing the alarm bell difficult. But once Washington wakes up from its deficit hangover, politicians will realize the sky has already fallen. Here's what we can and need to do.

1937, 2011: Déjà Vu All Over Again -- Stimulus Wanes, Unemployment Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One of the reasons the U.S. economy did so well in the last half of the 20th century is that we ignored ideology in favor of pragmatism. That is no longer true. Ideology has again become fashionable. And, we are paying for it, dearly.

A New Debt Ceiling Proposal: a Future Fund

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

The idea of shared sacrifice as a public value is fine. However, why should many Americans, who have become accustomed to shouldering most of the sacrifice, get excited about taking on additional burdens?

Sam Stein

Obama: I'm Sure Boehner 'Will See The Light' On Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recent changes in rhetoric from Republicans on Capitol Hill have provided a sliver of hope about the prospects of getting an infrastruct...

Arianna On CNN: 'This Is The Time For The Government To Step In'

Huff TV | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Ali Velshi's Your Money on CNN alongside Mort Zuckerman and Eliot Spitzer to discuss how the United States can get a handle on une...

Repatriate American Jobs Before Foreign Profits

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Brent Budowsky

America must become again a nation of job-producing patriotic capitalists. "Made in the USA" should be a clarion call with a resounding echo heard in Washington.