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Nuclear Talks and Youth Engagement

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

As leaders of the world gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of nuclear weapons, young leaders from across the globe will gather to address the pressing issues of poverty and the future of youth leadership.

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

After the Summit, Jump into Bed With a Republican, a Democrat, and a Tea-Partier

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Shireman

The bipartisan summit on health care has already been dubbed a failure by party spinsters on both sides. But Americans are hungry for the integrative...

Ready For Their Close-Up? GOP To Bring The Crazy Into Health Care Summit Spotlight

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

All week long, conservatives have been whining that President Obama's offer for a televised bipartisan health care summit was a trap. As Jon Stewart s...

Just the Facts, Ma'am

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While important I refuse to call this meeting a "summit," since Democratic and Republican politicians squabbling simply does not reach the heights of two nuclear powers tensely sitting down to talk about missiles.

Blog For Me And Win Tickets And Accommodations To The 11th Annual Social Enterprise Summit In San Francisco

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

I'm looking for two aspiring bloggers who are currently affiliated with social enterprises as either a Board or staff member to blog and cover the Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.

White House Health Care Reform Proposal

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The White House health care reform bill is a modest policy proposal based on the senate bill. It frames a bold political gamble that the summit on Thursday will cut through the rabble-rousing rancor.

The Heisenberg Effect of Televising Political Negotiations

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Because I wanted as wide an audience as possible, I wrote this article the way I did. Because I know in advance that I'm "being observed," I changed my presentation. The same is true in politics.

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Can Obama's Health Summit Succeed?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are two yardsticks for success. The first is to actually get something done, and get something passed; the other, to position the Democrats politically for the midterms, whether a bill gets passed or not.

Hopey Changey Stuff

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

I feel like the lone voice calling for the White House to wake up and go nuclear -- attach health care reform to the budget, which will only pass along party lines anyway, and get the job done.

Obama's Health Care Summit: Merely Political Theater?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Could this turn into something more than political theater? President Barack Obama's televised dialogue with Republican lawmakers o...

Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice

Zefrey Throwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zefrey Throwell

With the New York Public Library, the arts organization Creative Time has put together a zinger of a conference, with the Yes Men, Thomas Hirschorn, Suzanne Lacy, Dara Greenwald and more.

A Regional Summit on the War in Afghanistan?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

A lengthy and focused counterinsurgency effort might eventually produce results, but its chances of success are greatly diminished by the political climate in Afghanistan.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Please do Something about Deadly Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Greg Allgood will do almost anything to draw attention to the huge number of poor people - more than 1 billion - whose only drinking water is loaded with bacteria and viruses.

Words Matter

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I heard commentators say Obama's comments while chairing the Security Council were "just words." Fair enough, but we haven't heard any words like these from a U.S. president for a long time.

Two Heads (of State) Are Better Than One

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

The Putin-Medvedev "tandem" might not be an awkward political marriage of two paradigms but a clever good cop/bad cop arrangement.

Twilight Saga: New Moon trailer

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The biggest shock in this trailer is that the film lacks the distinctive blue/grey palette of the first film.