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David W. Richardson, CFA

Is Climate Risk a New and Troubling Source of Systemic Risk?

David W. Richardson, CFA | October 24, 2014 | Money
There are signs that environmental risks, particularly extreme weather and government regulations to reduce pollution, are becoming both more material but also systemic, with the potential to affect large swathes of investment portfolios.
Rep. Hank Johnson


The Failed "War on Drugs" is Militarizing Law Enforcement, Fueling Police Violence

Rep. Hank Johnson | October 24, 2014 | Black Voices
In a fundamentally misguided effort to stop Americans from using drugs, the United States Department of Defense has provided over $4 billion in surplus military equipment - often from warzones overseas - to local police for free. This equipment, including Mine Resistant...
Karen Mangiacotti


All or Nothing

Karen Mangiacotti | October 24, 2014 | Parents
Here is the thing about me (and I bet it is about you as well): In the area of taking care of and loving myself, I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl.
Samia Hossain

Odds Are, You Are Suspicious

Samia Hossain | October 24, 2014 | Politics
Amtrak police has not reported a single instance of finding and catching a potential terrorist or serious threat as a result of its suspicious activity reports, yet it is using the same heavy-handed, dragnet approach that we've seen in many of the government's other counter-terrorism and drug trafficking prevention efforts.
Mark Weisbrot


Economic Issues Could Be Decisive in Brazilian Presidential Election

Mark Weisbrot | October 24, 2014 | Politics
With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff now facing Aécio Neves in the second round of elections on October 26, much of the discussion is focusing on economic issues. These are often badly reported and widely misunderstood, so a review of some of the major issues is in order.
Patrick Struebi


What Composers and Social Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Patrick Struebi | October 24, 2014 | Small Business
But it starts with some hard questions: Do we feel that satisfaction now? Are we working for something that goes beyond us? Have we felt what it's like to devote ourselves to something beyond us?
John Hewko


World Polio Day Cuts Through the Clutter

John Hewko | October 24, 2014 | Impact
Amid a calendar jammed with scores of so-called awareness days, World Polio Day -- observed on October 24 -- is among the most significant and important of this year.
The Daily Meal

America's Best Steakhouses

The Daily Meal | October 24, 2014 | Taste
The best steakhouses in America are places of worship built to honor the deceptively complex art of a perfectly cooked steak.
Shanlon Wu


Identifying Campus Sexual Predators

Shanlon Wu | October 24, 2014 | College
Legislators need to pass a law that will provide a guide for colleges and universities and require them to share information with each other and with law enforcement about campus sexual assaults. The detection of a pattern requires sufficient data and someone looking at that data. Right now we have neither.
Leora Novick


Political Undertones and Calls to Action at Judaica Museum's Fall Exhibit

Leora Novick | October 24, 2014 | Arts
Housed in the iconic Temple Emanu-El Synagogue on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the museum plays home to a priceless permanent collection of Judaica, and yearly rotating temporary exhibits.
Jake Schmidt


Europe takes first step towards Paris agreement: Commits to next round of emissions cuts

Jake Schmidt | October 24, 2014 | Green
The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December. Europe agreed to cut their emissions domestically by more than forty percent by 2030. This...
Jason Salzman


Dear Jeffco Students, Sorry if It Feels Insulting, but You're "Pawns"

Jason Salzman | October 24, 2014 | Denver
After one of the meetings of the Jeffco School Board, I was driving my teenager home from school, and we heard conservative radio host Kris Cook's analysis of the meeting: Cook: "They had students saying, 'Don't censor my history,' and taking umbrage at the fact that we, correctly, labeled...
Sugar Rautbord


Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door by Barbara Mahany

Sugar Rautbord | October 24, 2014 | Books
Abingdon Press 208 pages This month's release of Barbara Mahany's most recent venture, Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, is just in time for the upcoming holiday season. For decades Mahany has engrossed thousands of readers through...
Erin Reghenzani

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | October 24, 2014 | College
Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.
Elaine Ambrose

How Blended Families Survive the Holidays (Without Calling the Cops)

Elaine Ambrose | October 24, 2014 | Divorce
With coordinated logistics, bribes and chocolate, combined families can learn how to survive without a food fight, bloodletting or lawsuits. Just keep the wine and the children breathing.
NCLR Action Fund

New York Times Dismisses Latino Voters

NCLR Action Fund | October 24, 2014 | Latino Voices
Ann Coulter recently advised the Republican Party to abandon the effort to win over Latino voters, describing the Hispanic electorate as "a group of people who will never vote for [Republicans]." Such reasoning is clearly baseless, but the idea that the GOP can ignore Latinos and still succeed has unfortunately cropped up in other media outlets.
Teri Biebel

A Letter to Consumers, Travelers and Humans...

Teri Biebel | October 24, 2014 | Business
Dear fellow guests, shoppers, travelers, and customers in general, I hope you don't mind me mentioning this to you. I mean, you don't even know me, but I couldn't help but overhear your conversation, and I just felt compelled to speak...
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman


Ebola Is Not A Political Issue

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | October 24, 2014 | Politics
I view Ebola as an enemy. This is war. Now is not the time to politicize Ebola and attack our leadership. We can discuss how this health crisis could have been better managed after we win the war, but until then, it is essential that we stay focused on the enemy.
Anita Mirchandani


Post Baby Fitness Motivation

Anita Mirchandani | October 24, 2014 | Parents
When I got cleared for exercise at my six week post baby check-up, I felt excited and stressed. On one hand I knew I could start exercising but on the other hand I felt this intense pressure.
Lisa Longo


Fact Check: Corbett Ad Lies

Lisa Longo | October 24, 2014 | Politics
Sadly, too many people seem to think campaign ads are news. They fail to recognize the rhetoric, or in some cases the outright lies. In this case, it is easy to spot the slanted and unsubstantiated ideological claim.