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What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Beyond the UN, 'Sub-National' Players Emerge as New Climate Leaders

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Next month, California's landmark carbon trading system will hold its first joint auction with the Canadian province of Quebec - and both are seeking additional states and provinces to join the system.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her ag...

Common Core's Implementation Is Tricky for Social Studies

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

With Common Core's focus on math and reading, social studies is still on the back burner in many states. Many social studies teachers and administrators I work with have told me that a challenge to eventually applying Common Core frameworks to social studies is the dearth of up-to-date content.

Taking the Creative and Economic Pulse of the City

John M. Eger | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

At a time when creativity and innovation have become key indicators of success in the new knowledge based economy, the look and feel of our cities is a vitally important measure of how a city sees itself, and how well it is meeting the challenges of a very new age.

Should California Be Split Into Six Smaller States? My Thoughts on Tim Draper's Idea

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Draper's rationale is that he feels the state has gotten too large, has become too ungovernable, and breaking up the California into smaller states would bring government closer to the people. While well intentioned, enacting his "Six Californias" would be disastrous for the entire state and beyond.

The Biggest Stereotype Of Every State In America In 1 Map

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.29.2014 | Technology

On Tuesday, President Obama will report to Congress on the condition of the country. But over the weekend, we got another taste of the state of the Un...

Is the U.S. Becoming the Eurozone?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

One wonders how regional bailouts would play out in today's U.S., with our far more polarized nation. I suspect at the end of the day New York would bail out Texas, but a lot more teeth would be gnashed today than in 1989.

Obama's Climate Plan and What It Means for States

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Karen Laughlin

A solid library of state-driven experience across the country will provide Congress, states, and stakeholders the opportunity to use our state laboratory to build the most cost-effective, adaptable, and efficient national system.

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

States Rush To Fix Big Problems After Years Of Decline

stateline | Stephen C. Fehr | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Yellow Peril

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We're surprised it hasn't occurred to them that they could make a lot more money just eliminating the yellow all together. Entering an intersection could be a lot like playing Russian roulette!

Worst Run States In America

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: How well run are America’s 50 states? The answer depends a lot on where you live. For the second year, 24/7 Wall St. has revi...

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

Why Economic Growth Happens in Some Places and Not in Others?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Have you ever wondered why, sometimes, poverty continues to increase in countries that grow super-fast? Take the case of India, a model of economic take-off.

States Where People Pay The Highest Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

If you want to hide from the taxman and don't mind six-month-long winters, you may want to move to Alaska. Alaskans pay just 7 percent of their in...

2012 Electoral Math -- Debate Effects Remain to Be Seen

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

National polls have pulled back into a neck-and-neck contest. This is all fun for the pundits, who (pre-debate) were on the verge of declaring the race all but over (and, hence, boring), but we hasten to remind everyone that this is not how we elect presidents.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

10 States With Enormous Debt Problems

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business

Aug 28 (Reuters) - America's 50 state governments owe $4.19 trillion, including outstanding bonds, unfunded pension commitments and budget gaps, acc...

2012 Electoral Math -- Ups and Downs

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.

Which States Get The Most Cash From The Federal Government?

24/7 Wall St. | MICHAEL B. SAUTER, LISA UIBLE, LISA NELSON and ALEXANDER E. M. HESS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

In 2010, the federal government took the hundreds of billions of dollars it received in corporate, income and property taxes from each state and respe...

Ridiculously Early Look at Electoral Math

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since, as any fifth-grader will tell you, we don't have a national vote for president, tracking the race by means of national polling is almost completely irrelevant.

Want To Climb The Economic Ladder? Move Here

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

If you want a shot at joining the upper middle class, then you may want to move to the Northeast. States in the mid-Atlantic region, like New York,...