Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)
President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the order, possibly prompting a spending stalemate just before November elections.
Can you tell a person's politics based on where they buy their groceries or hamburger? Here's one gauge of how liberal or conservative customers are at America's chain restaurants, fast-food establishments and supermarkets.
Sens. Bob Corker and Chris Murphy said Wednesday that the way to fix the depleted Highway Trust Fund is staring Congress right in the face: a tax hike. Corker, a Tennessee Republican, and Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, pitched a bold plan that calls for federal gasoline and diesel tax increases to shore up the Highway Trust Fund, which pays for most...
In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking ... (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)
It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf -- and maybe in the world.
After a change in Senate filibuster rules, judges appointed by Democrats now hold a majority of seats on the United States Courts of Appeals, a tilt that has far-reaching consequences for President Obama’s legacy.
Memo: From Nick HanauerTo: My Fellow ZillionairesYou probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for...
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