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Where Is Obama Going With Mideast Peace?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Elsner

President Obama's State of the Union address paid scant attention to foreign policy, but one omission especially raised some eyebrows: The speech did not contain the word "Israel."

What Would a Genuine Budget Crisis Look Like?

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Minarik

It is not surprising that many citizens have come to the conclusion that deficits don't matter. I am far more concerned, for three reasons in particular.

How Do Oil Shocks Cause Recessions?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Oil prices caused the last recession, and oil prices will cause the next one as well. In fact, this time around, oil prices are rising much earlier.

Equity at the Core of International Score

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

One of the greatest lessons to be learned from the Program for International Student Assessment report released this month is that equity matters.

Happy New Year Italy!

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kiss

As the year ends, Italy is not living through a great time. Berlusconi is still here and the Italians somehow seem to have become increasingly more "r...

Successful Schools Have a Global Orientation

Anthony Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Anthony Jackson

High-performing Asian school systems, like high-performing nations elsewhere in the world, truly have a global orientation.

Poor PISA Performance Requires Radical Curriculum Rethink

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

America continues to be outcompeted on the international Program for International Student Assessment. In the most recent study, the US scored 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in math.

Lessons From Finland's Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

To gain insight into what Finland's doing right, I sat down with Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture.

U.S. Falls In World Education Rankings, Rated 'Average'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

Ed. Clarification: HuffPost Education originally reported that the United States was ranked 14th by the OECD. That figure is the nation's ranking in r...

Another Israel Divestment Hoax

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

Several times, BDS advocates have clumsily spun purely financial decisions as divestment.

When Government Fails: Grade F for Education

George T. Haley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
George T. Haley

Our governments have a responsibility to educate our children with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to society, and to compete successfully against global peers and competitors.

Dan Froomkin

Social Immobility: Climbing The Economic Ladder Is Harder In The U.S. Than In Most European Countries | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is America the "land of opportunity"? Not so much. A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) finds that soc...

OECD: Recession May Trigger Long-Term Damage To The Economy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — The U.S. economy will grow only 2.6 percent this year, less than the 3.2 percent previously forecast, an international agency predicted ...

Significant Proportion Of College Graduates Work Low-Skill Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Approximately one-third of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 29 work low-skilled jobs, according to the Economist. The U.S. trails Spain a...

Rich Countries Need 17 MILLION Jobs

AP | By EMMA VANDORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


The 15 Nations With The HIGHEST Unemployment | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The global unemployment problem is so huge that the total number of jobless in the ten most populous nations in the world totals 1.1 billion. That is ...

Let's Save the Real Avatar

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bianca Jagger

I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.

America Left Behind

Doug Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Schoen

It is inarguable that the quality and accessibility of public education has distinguished the United States from the rest of the world, and was directly responsible for our emergence as the global superpower.


AP | By GREG KELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS -- Economic recovery in the world's richest countries is accelerating thanks to a "substantial" rebound in trade and growth in Asia, but austeri...

Shahien Nasiripour

OECD Warns Of 'Muted' Recovery, Criticizes Congress For Allowing Unemployment Benefits To Lapse | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.07.2010 | Business

An international economic organization criticized the U.S. Congress on Wednesday for allowing extended unemployment benefits to lapse at the end of Ma...

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

Should We Have More School Time? Yes -- For Kids

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

While American students might be "underworked," American school teachers most certainly are not -- particularly for what they are being paid.

Ensuring That Our Economies Remain Terror-Proof

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

The heads of terrorism insurance programs decided to establish -- under the aegis of the OECD High Level Advisory Board -- a permanent international platform on the financial coverage of terrorism risk.

Shahien Nasiripour

Great Recession Not Over Yet, Though Data Suggests Expansion (CHARTS) | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Put the champagne back on ice -- the Great Recession ain't over yet. The committee that decides such matters, the Business Cycle Dating Committee o...

We're Now Number 77 in Income Inequality (Tied With Turkmenistan)

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gar Alperovitz

The top one percent of American taxpayers increased their share of the nation's total pre-tax adjusted gross income from 10 percent in 1980 to 23.5 percent in 2007. These are not routine numbers.