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Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Weak Employment Is American Austerity at Work

Harlan Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Is economic growth grinding to a halt, even as pundits predicted better growth in 2014? It does look like past austerity policies are still holding U.S. back.

Top 7 Myths In Small Business Wireless Security

Tony Lee | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Tony Lee

Is your network safe? The answer might surprise you. Here are seven common myths in WiFi security and some tips on how to properly secure your network.

LOOK: These Vintage Public Service Announcements Are Amazing

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

From 1936 to 1943, the Works Progress Administration created over 2,000 elaborate posters dedicated to a plethora of New Deal initiatives. Associated ...

We Need a New Deal For Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What kind of society abandons its own young? What kind of society allows the generations in power to favor themselves over those who follow them, and then lets them claim they're doing it out of selflessness?

California, Here We Come!

Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts

The term California Scene Painting was popularized by iconic Los Angeles art critic Arthur Millier to describe representational artworks of the early ...

Where There's a Will, There's a WPA: Stopping the Slow-Motion Jobs Disaster

Richard Kirsch | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

We need to champion our vision of an economy driven by working families and the middle class. We need to show how we can rebuild the middle class by deciding together to provide "good jobs for everyone in America."

About Freud's Last Session

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

This really is about this riveting play. (I'll get there) But this is also about NOT writing. And my father. Dr. Freud would see the connections.

Romney-Ryan Austerity Starves the 47 Percent

Harlan Green | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Since no expert believes it can be done without removing such favored tax shelters as the home mortgage interest deduction, it will create the same austerity trap Europeans now find themselves in.

When A Composer Loves Another Composer

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Daron Hagen

Marc Blitzstein's musical DNA -- strict adherence to economy of means, a passion for combining words and music, the belief that music can promote social justice, an abhorrence of pretension -- are woven inextricably into the music I compose.

Ancestors of Michelle Obama in the 1940 Census

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

The cost for nine relatives of the First Lady -- including her mother, grandparents and great-grandparents -- to rent these cozy quarters in 1940? $45 a month or roughly the equivalent of $737 today.

New Deal Photos Show Americana In Color

Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

For those struggling throughout the Great Depression, the New Deal promised not just employment, food and shelter, but hope for the American dream. ...

Jason Cherkis

Santorum Praised Iconic Big-Government Program As Welfare Answer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defending his push for welfare reform during a campaign stop in 1994, then-Rep. Rick Santorum, now running for president as a conservati...

A Conversation With Lisa Gold of Washington Project for the Arts

Julie Chae | Posted 04.17.2012 | Arts
Julie Chae

One of her first WPA projects upon arriving in 2009 was to produce an art event at the Capitol Skyline Hotel which became, under her direction, a day of performance art utilizing the pool for a synchronized swimming competition.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Fraser Robinson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.15.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

It's providential for Michelle's sake that LaVaughn ever met Fraser C. Robinson, Jr. because he would have much preferred to never leave the South.

Putting Americans to Work

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.31.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At a time when unemployment is the key political issue and when virtually everyone in politics is struggling to find ways to reduce the ranks of the unemployed, why doesn't some smart politician realize that the arts are one way to help solve this problem?

Flipping Through The WPA Art Archives

Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

If you're still searching for that perfect New Year's resolution, the Library of Congress archives have a few suggestions for you. They recently made ...

7 Simple Ways To Detox Your Diet And Your Home

EatingWell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Nobody knows just how much of a risk toxins in our food really pose. But we're exposed to dozens, if not hundreds, of chemicals, and the effects of some multiple exposures may be more than the sum of their parts.

A Domestic Marshall Plan: Forget Going "Big vs. Small," Instead, Go "Simple and Effective"

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Obama should focus on two and only two proposals, and they each must take account of perceived prior failures. They must be guarantees, not incentives that rely on what side of the bed someone gets up on in the morning.

Beware of the French Cuff Cowboy

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Rick Perry, who has seemingly been governor of Texas since The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into the national political ring.

America Is Crumbling: Hire Us to Fix It

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

We need jobs to fully recover, but jobs won't come about until demand picks up. Demand won't pick up until people have money to spend. So why are our leaders hell-bent on cutting public sector jobs when we need them most?

Why Not Hire the Young to Build Their Own Future?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Jobs are scarce for everyone. College students are graduating with record levels of student debt before entering the worst job market for graduates in recent memory.

FDR Tackled a Jobs Crisis by Putting Americans to Work -- Not Handing Out Pink Slips

David Woolner | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
David Woolner

One would think that in the face of such a calamity our government would do everything within its power to expand the workforce. But government layoffs, especially at the state and local level, are actually pushing up the rate of unemployment.

3 Key Strategic Ingredients for the President's Get America Working Plan

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The argument is not that government should do everything, any more than the private sector can do everything, but that there are critical functions that government can uniquely perform.

Mr. President: If You Will Not Take These Actions, At Least Explain Why Not

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If one cannot "win" the rhetorical battle, one cannot enact good policy. And, one cannot win any battle if one decides not to fight it. President Obama has not been fighting, but why not?