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Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

American Educators And Aid Groups Help Haitian Schools Rebuild

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

American educators and aid groups are helping Haitian schools rebuild more than six months after January's 7.0 earthquake destroyed nearly 80 percent ...

Chrysler Emerges From its Dark Days

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In the year before we took office, the auto industry shed 431,300 jobs. But in the 13 months since GM and Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy, auto industry employment has increased by 76,300, a huge reversal.

Nearly 500,000 Have Abandoned Obama's Mortgage Aid Plan

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's flagship effort to help people in danger of losing their homes is falling flat. More than a third of th...

In Geithner's Fantasy World

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

It's evident from Geithner's view of the world that hard-working Americans can expect little help from the administration and even less from Congressional Republicans.

The Myth of Idle Recovery Dollars

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

When Recovery Act critics like Rep. Boehner talk about stopping the spending, they're essentially talking about taking away middle class tax cuts, leaving unemployed workers unexpectedly high and dry without an unemployment check.

Getting The Gulf Back to Work: Let's Remove Idle Oil Drilling Structures

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The more than 1,000 idle oil rigs and drilling structures in the Gulf of Mexico now provide us with a unique chance to create jobs and open up future economic opportunities throughout the Gulf region.

When Adults Play

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Play is defined by researchers as an activity that encourages positive emotions and allows people to complete high-order relational goals, such as get...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Finding Your Support Structure

Troy Roness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

When it comes to getting healthy, separating the 'vultures' from the 'sparrows' in your life is crucial in the battle of getting your life back on track.

Haiti Rebuild: Local Ts, Local Jobs

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Why can't volunteer groups and NGOs in Haiti source t-shirts in the country and help stimulate the local economy?

Yoga and Recovery: The Next Level!

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Nearly one year ago, I started teaching Yoga For Recovery from addiction on Friday nights at 7:45pm at YogaCo. Each Yoga For Recovery class is one pa...

Beyond the Spin: The People Left Behind By the Unemployment Benefits Extension

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

While Democrats have sound reasons to be glad they broke a six-week delay by the GOP to vote for an extension of unemployment benefits, 2.5 million of the long-term unemployed will get their benefits restored -- just not right away.

Time for a Monetary Boost

Joseph E. Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph E. Gagnon

An extended period of high unemployment represents a massive waste of productive labor and untold personal suffering of unemployed workers. The Fed should be aiming to get us back on track within two years, not four.

An Open Letter to Lindsay Lohan: You need the right kind of friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Lindsay, Anyone who isn't living under a rock has already heard you were sentenced to 90 days in the LA County Jail for violating your DUI proba...

IRS Will Audit 6,000 Businesses and Some May Owe Lots of Money

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

.before you decide to convert all of your employees to independent contractors, you need to know the difference as defined by federal and state law. The IRS is gunning for businesses that mischaracterize employee.

Haiti Rebuild: The Last Responders

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Today we will hear from many Monday morning quarterbacks over what should have happened and what we should do for Haiti. In fact, expect a whole stadium full of them -- none of whom have spent a night there this year.

The Secret Is Forgiveness: 9 Helpful Hints

Barb Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barb Rogers

We must tell ourselves when circumstances arise that it's not always about us. That helps us step back, attempt to look at things from a new perspective and really think before we act or react.

Struggling States Seeking More Aid from Washington

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states and bound to balance their own budgets are pressing anew for Washi...

Nashville: Not Just Flooded with Water; But Civil Rights Memories

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

This week as Nashville struggles to deal with ferocious floods -- that so far have taken 10 lives -- I am am reminded of the markers of time which are currently submerged in water.

Nashville Floodwaters Recede, Crews Search For Bodies

AP | KRISTIN HALL and SHEILA BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Cumberland River finally began receding Tuesday, exposing mud-caked homes and submerged cars as officials searched door t...

Recovery Act in Action -- In the Right Place at the Right Time

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Electronics firm SBE, Inc. is a great example of the Recovery Act making the right investment at the right time. The result is an American company keeping good jobs here while building the clean energy infrastructure.

U.S. G20 Message: Stimulus Money Vital To Economic Recovery, Don't Pull Back Yet

AP / Huffington Post | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TORONTO — World leaders must work together to make sure the global recovery stays on track, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday. ...


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

A young 33-year-old woman stands before a Florida judge to whom she has been summoned because she peed on someone's lawn. She is sentenced to a year ...

World Faces Serious New Economic Challenges

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Achieving strong, sustained and balanced growth will not be easy. It will require fiscal consolidation in advanced countries, exchange rate adjustments, and a rebalancing of demand across the world.

Obama: G-20 nations should take action to seal economic recovery

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama is appealing to the world's major economies not to waver in their efforts to support a su...