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The Pope, The Arts, A Nation in Crisis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We as a nation have not been upholding ample support for the arts, despite the deep spiritual healing that it can bring -- its joys, its shared experience, its sense of what and who we are.

How to Create New Jobs: The CCC Reimagined

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Becker

In rural America, slow access to the Internet can be the norm, and the economic impact is significant. This is where the new CCC, the Civilian Connectivity Corp, could ride to the rescue.

A Modest Sign of Recovery

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

To gauge the pulse of the nation, I just step into my town's post office and see what strange things the mail has brought.

Stimulate the Arts and Keep American Strong

Robin Bronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Bronk

Why is it so hard for some to realize that jobs in the arts support millions of Americans and are no less worthy than any other job that puts food on the table?

Stimulate the Arts

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Feffer

At this time of economic crisis, we need to think creatively. And to support creative thinkers. We need to devote a portion of the economic stimulus package to the arts -- an Arts Stimulus Plan.

CBS: FDR's New Deal Blueprint For Obama

CBS News | Chip Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anxiety and fear surround workers this holiday season. Last month, half a million people lost their jobs ... more than 2 million have since last Decem...

Auto Industry Drops 32%; GM Plummets Over 45%

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama has consistently shown his support for an American car-making industry, a modern and green industry able to build the kinds of cars and trucks people will want to buy.

Declaring War on the Meltdown

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Fein

A wise Democrat I know argues that a 21st Century WPA-type program is not only good policy; it's also good politics: "Bailing out financial markets is playing defense. I want to play offense."