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President Obama Pushing Support for Technology Industry

Gary Reber | Posted 03.23.2014 | Technology
Gary Reber

President Obama and his economic advisors are stuck in one-factor LABOR ONLY thinking. Their focus is on JOBS CREATION and particularly high-tech technology jobs--the selling point to muster support for the initiative.

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

The watchword is hacking, which used to imply something both geeky and malicious. Now it's the height of cool, and we'll be seeing it done big.

About Those Startling Government Phone Alerts That You Never Signed Up for

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

There are many people who would be thrilled to assist the police and keep an eye out for dangerous, criminal activities. But by taking an opt-out only approach, this program might end up driving away the very people that could help stop the next tragedy from occurring.

A Community Bands Together to Save Itself: Part 1

Willa Seldon | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Willa Seldon

In a once-grim apartment complex outside Memphis, Tenn., 95 percent of the people stayed put and signed a lease agreement as part of a community-wide change effort. They've seen an 80 percent overall decline in crime.

How Do We Move Mountains?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Here's hoping that 2012 will be the year when we stop abandoning schools and people as "failures" and begin reconnecting communities to build long-term educational, social and economic success.

Saving New York City in 1975: Carey Could Teach Congress Today

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Dilenschneider

The nation's current crisis mirrors the situation 36 years ago when New York City teetered near financial collapse, unable to borrow from a banking community that correctly believed the city was broke.

A New Debt Ceiling Proposal: a Future Fund

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

The idea of shared sacrifice as a public value is fine. However, why should many Americans, who have become accustomed to shouldering most of the sacrifice, get excited about taking on additional burdens?

Ed Rendell: Hardest Working Man in Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Governor Rendell has been a tireless advocate of an infrastructure-driven recovery within the NGA and also as co-leader of Building America's Future.

Secretary Chu's Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Clean Energy Bank is essential to deliver on President Obama's mandate to "make sure that we are investing in what's required for long term growth."

A Final Hurdle to Healthcare Reform: Politicians

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The first question our politicians have to realize when reforming health care is: who will pay for the millions that cannot afford medical care and treatment today? The answer: Uncle Sam.