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WATCH Arianna: 'Avoidable' & 'Unavoidable' Problems Caused Middle Class Decline

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Charlie Rose" Monday evening to talk about "Third World America," the decline of the middle class, and what it all means for our ...

Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince's Tent Camps

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jon LaPook

I fear this will become a major disaster. Haitians have no natural immunity to cholera. The incubation period of up to five days lets seemingly healthy but actually infected people travel and spread the disease. This could involve the entire country. I'm praying for a miracle.

Green News Report: October 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Is Beck t...

Time for Strategic Philanthropy

Bill Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Zimmerman

Because of today's convoluted tax code many of those with incomes in the stratosphere actually pay a smaller portion of their total income than the rest of us.

A Dozen Threats to Your Water on the 38th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.

Architecture's Terror and Wonder: A Conversation with Blair Kamin

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, thoughtfully and provocatively defines the emotional and cultural dim...

WATCH: White House Adviser Compares Bush Vs. Obama On Job Creation

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, and sometime stand-up comedian, has returned to his white board for anot...

If a Tree Falls in Los Angeles, This Is the Sound it Makes

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Seitzman

CITY of LA: We have no record in our system of anyone calling about this tree. ME: Really, we've been calling about this tree repeatedly for two years.

Restoring Top Tax Rates Makes Sense for Small Business

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chuck Collins

Expecting high-end tax cuts to trickle down as job creation is about as reasonable as pouring gasoline on your hood and expecting it to fuel your car.

'Suburban Nation'

Jeff Speck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Speck

But now, a preference has become a mandate, as sprawl has quietly been identified as a central cause behind a growing list of mounting national crises including foreign oil dependency, climate change, and the obesity epidemic.

The President's New Gamble

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

If Republicans want to frame the economic debate as a choice between more tax cuts and rebuilding the common foundations of American prosperity, so much the better. That's one progressives can win.

Green News Report: October 12, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Offshore ...

Palin, Beck, the Tea Party and the Big Lie About Saving "Children and Grandchildren"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Of course Tea Party activists are "genuinely concerned for their children and grandchildren" but unwittingly, the movement aims to usher in a sad era of national decline for children and grandchildren.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

The president, in the main, has done his job getting things done, but the White House Office of Communication has not communicated effectively. What is most dispiriting about this is that they were given the elements of a powerful story.

The Jersey Train Tunnel Is a Smart Investment

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

The possibility that the second New Jersey to New York rail tunnel could be canceled is a distressing sign of our current financial weakness and our unwillingness to invest in the future.

Beyond Left And Right: Arianna And Mike Huckabee On Fox News (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna visited Mike Huckabee's eponymous show this weekend, finding plenty of common ground with the Fox News host and former Republican governor fro...

Some Inescapable Truths

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

It will be 21st Century railcars, powered by electricity, that will liberate us locally, regionally and nationally from our gas-guzzling, single-passenger coffins that make our existing roads nightmares, day and night.

Infrastructure Jobs, Repeat and Amplify

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

We have work that really, really needs doing. People that really, really need work. Borrowing money is really, really cheap.

George Soros: America Needs Stimulus Not Virtue

ft.com | George Soros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration's insistence on fiscal rectitude is dictated not by financial necessity but by political considerations. The US is not in the...

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy

washingtonpost.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

America's Challenges: A Crumbling Infrastructure

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

How many more natural disasters will occur in America? And can they be prevented? Action must be taken now to identify, fund and correct our infrastructure deficiencies before they cause the senseless loss of more lives.

Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

7 Economic Stimulus Ideas

The Big Picture | Barry Ritholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you were going to give me a trillion dollars to stimulate the economy so that the next expansion could proceed, here's what I would do: ...

Better Transportation Investment Creates More Jobs

Dan_Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan_Smith

With almost one in ten American workers currently unemployed, smart investment in infrastructure is an efficient way to create jobs right now.

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.