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24 Signs Bill Clinton Is Prepared To Be The World's Greatest Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Former president Bill Clinton has a very particular set of skills -- skills he has acquired over a very long career. He created tens of millions o...

It's Carbon and Monoxide the Ol' Detroit Perfume

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Detroit
Joel Epstein

An Angeleno urbanist jonesing for the sort of brick and mortar one is hard pressed to find in most parts of Los Angeles, I was excited to be heading back to a place I'd been fascinated with since taking a course at the University of Michigan on urban development in the American rustbelt.

Opposing the Bully Mentality, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

So it turns out the bully mentality is part of human nature, really, and so part of our culture. It is then up to those employees who want to better themselves to find a way to oppose that culture and mentality.

Greenspan's Greed and the Federal Deficit

Harlan Green | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We have you to thank, Dr. Greenspan, for those "opportunities for avarice" that resulted from of your unbridled enthusiasm for such policies at that time. It also brought on the Great Recession and record deficit we have today.

Bill Clinton and Steny Hoyer: The 'Wall Street Democrats' Fight Back

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If progressive and populist ideas resonate with most voters, some people have asked, why isn't the Democratic Party doing better in the polls? Here's one reason: Some of the party's most prominent leaders are still pushing Wall Street's unpopular and discredited economic platform.

Government Is Missing in Job Creation

Harlan Green | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

We know now why job creation has been so weak in the recovery from the Great Recession, or Lesser Depression, as some have called it. Governments have lost too many jobs, and that mostly includes public safety and healthcare workers, as well as some 300,000 teaching jobs lost due to the Great Recession.

Where Are The Brave Ones?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Government cutbacks are also the main reason for our soaring inequality and social immobility, as domestic austerity policies have endangered the social safety net while conservative state governments inhibit collective bargaining, voters' and women's rights.

How Did We Reduce World War II Debt?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a productive way to pay down the federal and consumer debt loads, instead of the austerity policies currently in vogue both here and in Europ...

My 5 'Mandela Moments': How the Quintessential DreamMaker Helped Me to See the Light

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Michele Hunt

Nelson Mandela's life inspired me to continue to dream big and reinforced my core values of love, peace and the belief that the world can be changed.

Iran, Israel and the Failure to Speak Softly

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I am not a member of, nor do I support, the Israeli lobby in Washington, but Iran's flat refusal to recognize Israel or "change its stance" disappoints all of us who hope for some sort of peace in the Middle East and some accommodation between the countries existing there.

Visualizing Peace: The Peace Angels Project

Lin Evola | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lin Evola

The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a...

Ted Cruz Deserves Award for Service to Democrats

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

I hereby nominate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for a Prize for Outstanding Service to the Democratic Party. Surely he has done more for Democrats than ...

My Miriam Carey Moment: A Cry for Help

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I realize that the nation, in particular D.C., has been on edge of late, following the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard and the government shutdown. But there has got to be a better way for police and Secret Service to handle unarmed, psychotic people, short of killing them.

Senator Cruz Blows 'Sister Souljah Moment'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

When Bill Clinton was campaigning for president in 1992, while speaking at a Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition event, he famously confronted an African American hip hop artist and political activist named Sister Souljah.

Happy Birthday, Monica?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy

BaracksDubs has made a name for itself by masterfully recutting President Barack Obama's speeches into popular songs. This time they are taking a stab...

Helen Thomas Paved the Way for Women Journalists

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Nancy Wurtzel

Presidents showed Helen Thomas, who died Friday at age 92, deference. Deference for the longevity of her reporting and for her sharp questions that could puncture a carefully crafted facade and go to the heart of an issue.

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Students: Prepare for a New Era of Design Innovation, Says Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs

Alice Korngold | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Preparing engineering students for global problem solving is good for business and good for the world -- motivating students in STEM education, preparing graduates for employment, advancing women, training people to find solutions to vital issues, and fostering global economic development.

Making a Difference in Africa

Barry Segal | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Barry Segal

New York, NY -- President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at the Segal Family Foundation's Annual Meeting of grantees at Lighthouse Executi...

An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Will today mark the dawning of another new era? Or will Congress miss the opportunity to examine the problems within the agency that extend beyond this one scandal?

Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

With the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library, we thought it would be a great opportunity to remind ourselves of former presidents' favorite r...

Disruptive Difference: World Education Leaders Unite At Global Education and Skills Forum

Vikas Pota | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

As a professional conference go-er, the Global Education & Skills Forum reminded me very much of the World Economic Forum's Annual Summit in Davos for its professionalism, and high caliber of delegates.

President Clinton Says DOMA Is Unconstitutional (So Why Don't I Feel Grateful?)

Elizabeth Birch | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Birch

I know I should shut up. Shut up and be grateful we are making progress. But I guess I am attached to an accurate historic record.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

WATCH: Bill Clinton Razzes Betty White

Posted 02.04.2013 | TV

President Bill Clinton is full of jokes for NBC's Betty White birthday special. In the segment above, Clinton announces he has a 2016 presidential ...