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Teresa Hopke

Politics for the holidays?

Teresa Hopke | December 8, 2016 | Politics
I have a divided family. Politically divided, that is. And with the holidays coming up, I'm feeling no small measure of anxiety. For some members of my family, this year's election was intensely personal. For others, it was politics as usual. And while I am consciously not on Facebook, I...
Derek Rosenfeld

End The Ban On Marijuana In Sports

Derek Rosenfeld | December 8, 2016 | Sports
It is time for the sports world to catch up with the times and adopt more rational marijuana policies.
The Conversation Global

The bright side of Dieselgate and other corporate scandals

The Conversation Global | December 8, 2016 | Business
Julien Jourdan, Université Paris Dauphine - PSL 2015 was supposed to be a year of honours and glory for Volkswagen: it was about to steal the crown from Japanese rival Toyota and dominate the global automobile market. Then came September, and the revelation that one...
David Ropeik

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

David Ropeik | December 8, 2016 | Politics
62,676,271 people voted for Donald Trump, and given Mr. Trump's myriad glaring flaws, lots of people are trying to understand why. Several demographic groups - whites, males, people with lower incomes, people with lesser education, evangelical Christians - are getting much of the focus. But while each had unique motivations...
Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Silence From Trump Tower On Buy America

Sen. Tammy Baldwin | December 8, 2016 | Politics
The time is now for Donald Trump to take a stand in support of American workers by calling on Republican leadership in Congress to support strong Buy America requirements in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act (WIIN).  Just one...
Allison Alter

A Part Of The Sum: The Surprising Ease And Impact Of Civic Participation

Allison Alter | December 8, 2016 | Politics
I am part of the machinery of my democratic republic. My role is so small, likely insignificant in itself, but I witness scores of others, and together we are an affront to the heinous actions attempting to stomp what makes this country so incredible.
Zac Thompson

Things Black People Should Stop Doing

Zac Thompson | December 8, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
So black people are being killed for doing certain things, allow Outspeak to save your life.
Tom Allon

The Life and Death of a Once Great Newspaper

Tom Allon | December 8, 2016 | Media
Out of the depths of a scary stock market crash in 1987 emerged a salmon colored weekly newspaper, The New York Observer, that animated and chronicled New York's halls of power for almost three decades until its sad death last month. It would probably be unfair...
John Atlas

Weinberg Requests Assembly Speaker Consider Impeachment Proceedings In Wake of Bridgegate Trial

John Atlas | December 8, 2016 | Politics
TRENTON) - Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), who served as co-chair of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, which investigated the George Washington Bridge lane closures, today requested Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto consider the impeachment of Governor Chris Christie, whether now or after he leaves office as...
OpenSecrets Blog

Could campaign finance overhaul help solve congressional gridlock?

OpenSecrets Blog | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden said big money in politics is "corrupting." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK
Jonathan Westin

Defeating Trumpism with the White Working Class

Jonathan Westin | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump was right. The system is rigged. Government doesn't work for working folks. It's not helping families make ends meet. And it is definitely not creating jobs for the middle class.
David S. Simon

Welcome To The Trump University States Of America

David S. Simon | December 8, 2016 | Comedy
Welcome to the 50 states of America now officially called the campus of Trump University States of America. We hope that you enjoy your four years with us and we promise you, bigly, that you will get one hell of an education. Believe us.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - December 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | December 8, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Donald Trump picks climate science denier...
Mark Weisbrot

Italy's Political Troubles Have Deep Economic Roots

Mark Weisbrot | December 8, 2016 | World
Much of the media, and the analysts on which it relies, have provided a misleading narrative on the current political problems in Italy, following Sunday's "no" vote on a referendum on constitutional changes.
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

The Presidency As A Symbol: Politician And Statesman

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | December 8, 2016 | Religion
There are many people with whom I disagree on politics, but who have sterling characters - people with whom I disagree, but for whom I have deep respect, sometimes bordering on reverence. I want to be able to say that about a man who is to be president.
Sherman Yellen

Who Will Protect New York City From Trump?

Sherman Yellen | December 8, 2016 | New York
So the Republican Congress refuses to pay for the protection of President-elect Donald Trump in NYC, offering a pittance of what it will cost our local NYC police to keep him safe in his glass tower on 57th Street.
Stephen Ruderman

Red Sox Dominate Day 2 Of Winter Meetings, Yankees Could Be Next But Are No Match

Stephen Ruderman | December 8, 2016 | Sports
The Boston Red Sox made quite a bit of noise during the second day of Baseball's annual Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland, as they acquired Tyler Thornburg, Chris Sale and Mitch Moreland.
Jeruld Weiland

How a Robust Transportation-data Backbone Can Transform Personal Mobility

Jeruld Weiland | December 8, 2016 | Technology
By Jeruld Weiland and Jackson Crane, Rocky Mountain Institute Imagine a scenario in which you can travel via a wide variety of mobility options that seamlessly get you where you want, when you want, how you want, at a lower cost--to both you and the environment--than driving. These mobility options...
OpenSecrets Blog

Pipelines of funds support allies of Dakota Access project

OpenSecrets Blog | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

The Upcoming Infrastructure Package and Its Impact on the Energy Sector

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | December 8, 2016 | Politics
President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment one of his top priorities for the first few months of his administration. While the details of the program are still unclear, these investments may have real impact in the energy sector. Here's why: 1. The definition of infrastructure. Trump has vowed to...