Category Archive: Politics

Jun 23

Up For Debate: Does Unrestricted Political Spending Constitute Free Speech?

How has unlimited political spending changed the political landscape in the United States? Just ask the “politicos” themselves. A story on MSNBC last week details a report on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010, which effectively struck down any limits on campaign contributions by corporations. Coupled with another recent provision in …

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Jun 03

EPA Carbon Pollution Guidelines Put Climate Change Policy Front and Center

President Obama’s vow to make the United States a leader in the global fight against climate change moved to the front and center of national headlines yesterday following a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. The proposal, which will be under public comment for a year before …

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May 28

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Making an ‘Example’ Out of Edward Snowden

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview set to air tomorrow with NBC News anchor Brian Williams, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explains the role he played as a systems expert and contractor for the Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA, and NSA, and reflects on the global impact of his high-profile revelations. Snowden also dismisses his critics who say …

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May 19

Brown v Board of Education: Separate and Unequal Schools in 21st Century America

Reflections on the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education–the landmark Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared state laws establishing segregated schools unconstitutional–received a significant amount of coverage over the weekend. But it was Michelle Obama’s commencement address in front of a group of high school seniors, partly a policy speech and partly …

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May 05

New York Ideas 2014 Live on!

Join on May 6 as we present New York Ideas 2014; a gathering of cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. Taking place at the New-York Historical Society, New York Ideas 2014 will bring together over 600 thought …

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May 05

Latino Candidates Emerge as the New Face in U.S. Politics

She’s the daughter of migrant fruit pickers with two degrees from Stanford and Harvard. And in the small town of Sanger, California, in the heart of the state’s Central Valley, she recently met with citizens of this predominately Hispanic congressional district with the hopes that her roots combined with her experience will win her seat …

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Apr 28

Justice John Paul Stevens: America Can Change the Constitution

Americans commonly look at the Constitution as an infallible document that, while perhaps flawed in some aspects, serves as the foundation for the law of the land. But as retired Supreme Court associate justice John Paul Stevens reminds us, the Founding Fathers knew they were fallible; which is why in a new book he offers …

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Apr 17

According to Princeton Study, America is Now an Oligarchy

Earlier this month when the Supreme Court struck down yet another major provision in campaign finance law in FEC v. McCutcheon, many critics called the ruling the beginning of the end of democracy. In a interview with NPR, Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21 said the decision would “create a new American political oligarchy.” While lamenting that the …

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Apr 03

CityLab Wins “Best Conference” Award

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We’re pleased to congratulate our partner, The Atlantic for its CityLab event, which was awarded “Best Conference” by the min+Folio FAME Awards. Additionally, The Atlantic received honorable mentions for “Best First-Time Event” for the inaugural Start-Up City Miami, and for “Magazine Event Dream Team.” CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges was a partnership of The …

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Mar 31

Pot Goes Public: A Original Video Series

As America’s great experiment to legalize marijuana begins in earnest, the government, media, industry, and general public will seek to discover the economic, social, and health-related implications of what happens as pot goes public. Over the next year, Colorado and Washington, the first two states to end prohibition of marijuana and legalize it for public …

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