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Numbers Tell the Story of ACA's Success, But They Also Show Millions are Missing Out

Bob Semro | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Bob Semro

Residents and health providers in some states will reap the benefits of the ACA while others will not. Whether the motivations for the divide result from a political strategy or an honest disagreement over the role of government, the consequences are very real.

U.S. Eyes European Safety Standards for Oil Refineries

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.

In Military Families, Caregivers Need Help

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Rosalynn Carter

While governmental and community organizations offer many programs for the returning service members and veterans, those caring for them receive little help.

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

The Government Shut Down, But Alzheimer's Did Not

George Vradenburg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

When the government re-opened, it failed to address the arbitrary, across-the-board sequester that is systematically weakening the federal research enterprise. This may have superficial appeal on short-term balance sheets, but it's handicapping long-term prospects.

New Study Sheds Light On Military Divorce Rate

Posted 09.03.2013 | Divorce

A new study by the RAND corporation, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, has found that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have had an impact o...

First Ladies First

Cora Neumann | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Cora Neumann

Five years ago, I could have only dreamed that we would bring Laura Bush and Michelle Obama together on an international stage to discuss their experiences as first ladies with their counterparts.

Chasing Infinity

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

In mainstream media and culture, indeed, there's no such thing as "causes." The concept is just too complicated, unless "illegal immigration" is a cause, or "al Qaeda" is a cause. Or opaque garbage cans are a cause.

Will This Be The Fiscal Nightmare Of The 21st Century?

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A debate about the expenses of Alzheimer's is welcome. Disagreement will attract attention, and for too long Alzheimer's has been relegated to the 'back burner.' But there's also a dirty little secret revealed by the RAND study: Alzheimer's is about the children. They're the ones who will have to pay for it.

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

| Sarah Garland | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. During the half century that Theresa Cartwright has lived in the East Lake neighborhood of...

Man Who Created The Windsurfer Dies

The New York Times | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

Jim Drake, an aeronautical engineer who helped design the X-15 rocket plane and the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and in his spare time created the Windsurf...

Blacks Outpace Other Female Recruits In U.S. Military

The New York Times | JAMES DAO | Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Black women are enlisting in the military at far higher rates than are white or Hispanic women, and they now represent nearly a third of all the women...

More, Better Early Education Could Help Close California's Achievement Gap

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the third of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students F...

LA Crime Increased Where Pot Shops Closed? Not So Fast.

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A nonprofit think tank has removed a study from its website that said crime increased near medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angele...

On 10th Anniversary of Afghan War, Time to Exit Militarized US Foreign Policy

Michael Shank | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

October 7 marks the tenth anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan. After expending $4 trillion and thousands of lives, the US needs an exit from the depressing impasse of its militarized foreign policy.

Muslims Are More Peaceful Than Their Neighbors

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

Since Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim Americans have spent good amount of our time and resources praying, preaching and marching for peace. Still, Anxiety about Muslim Americans is at an all-time high.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Should Make Between $60,000 and $150,000, Arne Duncan Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Teachers should have salaries starting at $60,000 and the opportunity to make up to $150,000 based on performance, U.S. Secretary of Edu...

The Surprising Effect Of War On Military Marriages

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.12.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been numerous reports that the marriages of military couples are under threat due to the stress of the recent wars and the long and dangero...

The Insurance Industry's Scheme to Circumvent Reform and Make You Pay More Than Ever for Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

If the health insurance industry gets its way, not only will it be able to gut important provisions of the health care reform law, it will put all of us in a forced march into inadequate plans, and, at the same time, into the swelling ranks of the underinsured.

Mark Blumenthal

Award Rebuffs Critics Of DADT-Ending Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- When the Department of Defense released its Don't Ask Don't Tell survey of service members and their spouses in December of last year, Sen....

Why Dick Lugar Wants Drawdown; Why Defense Industries Don't

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now, given Osama bin Laden's death, we must seize this moment to heal from the past harm done to our homeland and ensure that no further harm is done to our troops, by bringing them home.

California Marijuana Proposition Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The federal government is going to have limited legal options, at best, if it tries to overthrow the "will of the people" (assuming, of course, that Proposition 19 actually passes), as evidenced best by the fact that the medical marijuana laws still stand.

The Enduring Truth-Telling of Noam Chomsky

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Chomsky is trying to rescue crimes from the memory-hole, so we can remember them. In his new book, for example, he explains that Ronald Reagan -- the great hero of the American right -- was a champion of jihadism.

Washington 'Should Cut Pakistani Aid,' Says New RAND Report

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AfPak news round-up: RAND: Washington should cut aid to Pakistan. A new report by the RAND Corporation, which claims the Pakistan government to use m...

Report: Iraq War Undercut U.S. Credibility, Hobbled Democratic Reform

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

A recent RAND study of the regional effects of the war states, "Iraq's instability has become a convenient scarecrow [for] neighboring regimes [who assert] that democratization inevitably leads to insecurity."