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Expanded Learning Time Summit Looks to Build Movement, Scale Success

Eric Schwarz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

More than 200 educators and district leaders across seven states gathered last Friday and Saturday to discuss how Expanded Learning Time can improve learning for students and help schools reach new common core standards, and how to pay for it.

How One State Senate Just Screwed the Whole Nation

Josh Silver | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

What happened in Albany last week has major implications for national anti-corruption efforts that are central to making progress on the issues that you care about most, yet keep losing. Health care, climate change, education, financial oversight, military spending... the list goes on.

Eric Cantor Unveils Plan To Redirect Public Campaign Funds To Pediatric Research

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced plans to introduce a bill that would redirect federal funds to pediatric research at the Natio...

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...

Paul Blumenthal

Why Is This Presidential Race Different From All Others?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Rick Santorum exits the Republican presidential primary campaign stage right and Newt Gingrich wallows in a sea of debt, the general ...

Governor Cuomo's Bet

Jay Mandle | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Jay Mandle

It is because the Governor of New York is an ambitious politician that his endorsement of the public funding of election campaigns, contained in his State of the State address, is of great significance.

Jason Cherkis

Inside Bachmann's Husband's Failed Government Contract

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann may have a more personal reason to hate government funding than fellow conservatives. The GOP presidential candida...

Why Washington Isn't Working for the American People

Bob Kerrey | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

Members of Congress report spending as much as a third of their time raising money for their reelection. This is time that they should be devoting to representing their constituents and running our country.

A Conservative Case for Public Broadcasting

Bill Shireman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
Bill Shireman

The overwhelming onslaught of advertising leaves us impoverished, when it comes to thoughtful, humane programming. We need genuine choice in media. Right now, public broadcasting offers one important choice.

NPR Scandal: The Real Story, Please

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

The ultimate failure lately is on the part of NPR, yet not in the way its critics charge. The failure has been to do the first and most basic thing a news organization is supposed to do -- get the story and get it out.

Phony Budget Solutions Are Suffocating the Public University

Christopher Newfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christopher Newfield

Destructive cuts in health and education are being imposed in 46 of the 50 states, creating unnecessary misery and delaying economic recovery.

Electoral Reform: 1 Page 9 Points

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Since the year 2000, when I watched in horror as Al Gore took the dive and played dead in Florida (the theft was exposed three months before the fact ...

Campaign Finance Reform: Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Kyle Shamberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kyle Shamberg

Until we address the lingering problem of campaign finance, change in other important areas will continue to be hamstrung by the donors whose interests are best served by the current status quo.

UCLA Anderson Announces Plan To Reject State Aid

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, UCLA's Anderson School of Management might join the ranks of a few public graduate programs that refuse state aid...

Connecticut to Congress: Time for Elections Owned by the People, not Special Interests

Bob Kerrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

In last week's gubernatorial primary in Connecticut, the biggest winner of all was a bold idea: that big money should not govern who can seek and win public office. That job belongs to the people.

FILM: British Goverment Cuts Public Film Funding

washingtonpost.com | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- The art scene exploded in Britain over the past decade, giving rise to jewels like the Tate Modern museum on the silvery banks of the Thames...

Dangerous Incentives: Corporations, Thugs, and Politics

Neetu Mahil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neetu Mahil

The private sector is adept at many things; financing political outcomes shouldn't be one of them. To transform our democracy, we must make elections publicly-financed, issue-based contests, open to all.

As Supreme Court Hears Landmark Campaign Finance Case, Public Funding Solution is Missing

Bob Kerrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

When campaign finance legislation levels up rather than limits down political speech, the result is more candidates from diverse backgrounds competing for support. Call it the ''more speech'' solution.

The Obama Money Situation

Rick Hasen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Hasen

The race is indeed tightening, which explains why the Obama campaign wants a lot of money -- a little panic is probably a good thing from their perspective.

McCain Slams Obama Over Public Funding Rethink

New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain tussled directly Friday over how they will pay for their campaigns, with Mr. McCain challenging Mr. Obama to abi...