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John Engler

Business Groups Assail Political Transparency

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are increasingly more transparent about their politicking.

Lipstick on the Pig of Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.

County-wide School Districts? Kicking the Tires in Ol' Machiavellian Michigan

Kevin Walsh | Posted 09.09.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Who knows? County-wide districts might actually work. We can all believe in our leaders and hope they have our best interests at heart. But, as usual, follow the money.

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...

The Tea Party's Impossible Anti-Government Dream

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.

CEOs, Union Leader Agree: Manufacturing Strategy Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Since precious few Americans, even those in the same political party, agree on how to realign America, a typecast smack down between CEOs and unionists might have begun when they met. But it didn't.

Republicans Fire Strategist for Telling Them How to Win

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

What happens when a Republican strategist tries to figure out why the party keeps hemorrhaging votes? Well, in Michigan, he loses his job.

Bailouts, Bubbles, Boils, and Trouble

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Clemons

Economic recovery cannot mean re-enabling the gluttony of manic consumption without pumping up "production" and getting a more balanced portfolio between what we produce at home and ship in from others.