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A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box
by Lisa Danetz, Scott Novakowskiposted Sep 20, 2010
- Low-income citizens are often left out of the political process. But by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs, we can add millions of voices to democratic decision-making.
Raise My Taxes, Please
by Naomi Sobelposted Sep 09, 2010
- Why one wealthy American wants the Bush tax cuts to expire and the estate tax to be reinstated.
Maryland Protects Student Info From Recruiters
by Pat Elderposted Sep 09, 2010
- Graduating high school students with increasingly grim job prospects are vulnerable to recruitment tactics. A new law limits military access to student data.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 02, 2010
- Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
Can We Cut CEO Pay Down to Size?
by Sam Pizzigatiposted Sep 01, 2010
- Corporate executives are rewarded for cutting jobs and acting irresponsibly, according to a new study. How can we curb excessive pay and hold CEOs accountable?
Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters?
by Chris Krommposted Aug 27, 2010
- Poverty and inequality magnified Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf. A resilient New Orleans means addressing these social issues first.
Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation
by Phyllis Bennisposted Aug 20, 2010
- A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash
by Richard Conlinposted Aug 16, 2010
- There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.
Rejecting Arizona: States Say No to Anti-Immigrant Bills
by Suman Raghunathanposted Aug 11, 2010
- Despite the hype, states are finding lots of reasons not to follow in Arizona's footsteps.
In Massachusetts, A Victory for Fair Elections
by Rob Richieposted Aug 05, 2010
- The Bay State is the latest to sign on to a simple strategy to make sure that every vote counts.
3 Steps Toward a Politics of Global Warming
by Bill McKibbenposted Aug 04, 2010
- Making nice doesn't work. It's time to try something else.
Main Street Businesses Take on Corporate Tax Havens
by Chuck Collinsposted Aug 02, 2010
- Small businesses have decided they’re done picking up the slack when Wall Street dodges taxes.
2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy
by Brooke Jarvisposted Jul 28, 2010
- 100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.
WikiLeaks: Pentagon Papers 2.0?
by Phyllis Bennisposted Jul 27, 2010
- The WikiLeaks documents tell us what we already knew: This war isn't winnable. Can they help us stop it?
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Krommposted Jul 26, 2010
- Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.