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Congress Considers Two Bills to End Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) estimates that over that $100 billion a year in federal small business contracts actually go to Fortune 500 firms and other clearly large businesses.

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

Newsweek: Why Is Washington Ignoring "Economic Prophet" Stiglitz? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Such is the lot of Joe Stiglitz. Even in the contentious world of economics, he is considered somewhat prickly. And while he may be a Nobel laureate, ...

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

Zelaya, Clinton To Discuss Honduras Crisis In Washington

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Showing more flexibility, Honduras' interim government on Tuesday backed the appointment of a high-profile mediator for ...

Why Obama Is a Nightmare for Ahmadinejad and Chávez

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Obama's approach to both Iran and Venezuela takes a sledgehammer to their anti-American narratives, appealing directly to the people.

Snark Sells: Witty Comments Overtake Washington

Politico | Daniel Libit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Snark sells -- and Washington is trading in it heavily these days. While witty (or not so witty) banter has always had its place inside the Beltway, t...

Gays Should Drop the Washington Crack Pipe

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

What we seek is to reclaim our basic dignity and end needless suffering -- both goals that one is unlikely to achieve solely in the glamorous quicksand of Washington.

Claiming Unfairness To Municipalities, Lobbyists Fight Obama Crackdown

The Capitol | The Capitol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to crack down on the influence exerted by lobbyists in Washington, D.C., saying he wante...

The Other Michelle: DC's Fashionable First Lady (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Look out Mrs. Obama! There's another super-stylish Michelle in town. Michelle Fenty is the wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, and on the rare occasion t...

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Convergence on Zero for Equitable Sustainability

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Every year, the Smithsonian picks a country to focus on for it's annual folklife festival -- this year they have picked Wales.

Top 10 Places to Stretch Your Dollar This Summer

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

If Bernie Madoff didn't waltz off with your money, and you can afford a trip this summer, start packing.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

Your Moment Has Come: DC Rally June 13 to Support Obama's Peace Corps Vision

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

You will be there because you listened to Obama's promise during the campaign to double the size of the Peace Corps, to send Americans out in new lands with outreached hands and open hearts.

Get Rich Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Everyone's doing it--from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen--so why not you?

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons Free Future

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A new generation of Evangelical Christians launched The Two Futures Project whose mission is "for the abolition of all nuclear weapons."

White House Correspondents Dinner: The Reality Show

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danielle Crittenden

No amount of celebrity sugaring can coat Washington in glamour. Not even that hot Obama guy can. For the reality of the D.C. reality show is this: It remains a capital city in the mold of other dull official, capital cities.

Reducing Pollution Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

I applaud the efforts of Speaker Pelosi to Green the Capitol. Sadly, the Republican leadership has opposed, even mocked, the Speaker's determination to improve our air quality and reduce operating expenses.

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.

Bybee and Peterson: Two Mormons, Two Different Ethics On Torture

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Wright

Jay Bybee, for supporting policies of torture, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alyssa Peterson, for saying no to torture, is dead, perhaps by her own hand.

How to Be Happier: Stay Connected to Your Past.

The Happiness Project | The Happiness Project | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
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I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit....

Reading The Pictures: Obama Schools The Credit Card Industry

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-04-24-shawcredit.jpgObama used the bully pulpit to dictate to the credit card suits how the industry is going to treat the consumer from now on.

Reading The Pictures: Underneath The Tea

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-04-16-shaw_teaparty.jpgThere were all kinds of seductive symbolic elements (hammers-and-sickles, U.S. flags, Hitlers, pigs, Uncle Sams, Indians, Alfred E. Nuemans, tea bags -- of course) running through Wednesday's protests.