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Are You Spoiling Your Kid Out Of Divorce Guilt? Read This

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the downsides of divorce is the Disneyland Dad. It is a tempting and enjoyable way (for some) to spend "your weekends" with the kids, trying to...

The Debt Threat as Economic Terrorism

Stuart Diamond | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Stuart Diamond

Why would someone threaten to make things a lot worse economically? It's like threatening the family that you will burn down the house unless you get what you want. It's extreme, divisive, destructive.

America Needs To Remember How To Invest in the Future

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Capital budget alone will not bring about the discipline needed to invest in the future. The public and private sectors must work together to build a sustainable American economy.

Yet Another Poll Shows... Plutocracy Stupid, Democracy Smart

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Here's the thing: what the public wants actually would fix the borrowing. And what the plutocrats want would make it worse. So maybe the public isn't that stupid after all.

NFL Labor Pains: The Spending Problem

Andrew Brandt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Ultimately, all the legal wrangling and courtroom football of this lockout may defer to the core reality of a good number of players needing to start receiving their checks.

Elise Foley

GOP Leaders: Don't Raise Taxes To Reduce Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two hours before a planned speech by the president, top Republicans said they will not support any debt-reduction plan that in...

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Ryan Grim

Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon Extra Funds In Exchange For Social Program Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While media attention focuses on the cuts to government spending demanded by House Republicans and broadly accepted by Democrats, the Pe...

Credit Card Debt Is Falling, But Only Because Of Defaults, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit card debt fell last year only because of consumer defaults and bank write-offs, a new study argues. In 2010, U.S. credit card debt dropped ...

Winning the Present

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.

Evangelicals Push Back On Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service Balancing the federal budget at the expense of the poor would be un-Christian, evangelical leaders warned C...

Are House GOP Freshmen Seriously Interested In Cutting the Defense Budget?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

By Nick Schwellenbach, crossposted with POGO There is no shortage of headlines with a variation on a theme such as: "Tea Party Declares War on Milita...

Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

As Republicans and Democrats propose cuts in programs that actually benefit their constituents, they agree there's one area of the budget that's not to be touched: the annual $3 billion subsidy taxpayers provide to the Israeli military.

A New Budget Without Truth or Courage -- It's Time to Speak to a Larger Audience

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Obama clearly wants to score points with moderates and independents, but these are points that will likely never be tallied. Conservatives will never think he has cut enough, while progressives rightly deplore the ongoing "cavings in."

GOP Freshmen Test Mandate To Shrink Government

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Asked how long the House would need to finish legislation cutting $61 billion in government spending, the most powerful Republican ...

Chicken Littles Vindicated; Budget Hawks Don't Care: Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

There will come a time when nature metes out such sustained and brutal punishment that even the most cynical deniers will have to acknowledge climate ...

The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

Budget Season Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats in the last Congress could have passed the 2011 budget, but they did not. They punted, leaving the door open for Republicans to do what they will with the budget for both this year and for FY 2012.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Shopping

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

Be grateful for what you have. Sometimes we search for the treasure out there when it is already waiting for us back at home.

Higher Education: Great State of the Union Material, Even Better Public Policy

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

The current debates over discretionary spending are threatening the strength of President Obama's resolve to "lead the world in college graduation rates by 2020."

American Consumers: Increasingly Cheery -- And Willing To Spend

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As president Obama prepares to address the nation in tonight's State of the Union, he'll be speaking to an increasingly cheery group of American consu...

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Farm Subsidies Highlight The Hypocrisy Of Anti-Spending Politicians

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Many Republicans who swept rural Democrats from office are now confronting the reality of a promise to reduce spending: Should it c...

The G.O.P.'s Fiscally-Conservative Frauds

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Repealing the new national health care reform law will explode the national deficit by $230 billion by 2021. Tea Partiers must be pretty sore at these charlatans of fiscal conservatism.

The F Word: Leaving the People Out of the Debate

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.