Tax-increment financing could help federal, state and local governments pay for infrastructure and other improvements — and create jobs.
Standard & Poor's is right; national debt threatens not only our current economy but also the standard of living for future generations.
By helping tornado victims and relief workers, prison inmates are benefiting others and building compassion in themselves.
Energy generators under private control have damaged parts of the world as companies reap the financial rewards of ownership.
Instead of questioning the integrity of women raising children, the organization should make a difference in the black community by helping people raise their babies.
A "new civility" is emerging in American politics that isn't about being friends, but trying to win the debate.
As the community recovers, people will gather with friends and families to celebrate life and remember the victims of the terrible tragedy.
The popular electronics and software company purchases a mineral for its products from war-ravaged Congo, rather than Australia, among other corporate fouls.
In spite of the mass destruction caused by the May tornado, Joplin's spirit holds strong.
The phenomenon of social media-savvy "digital natives" colliding with long-held assumptions about how cases are tried and decided is rocking courtrooms.
It's both financially and morally irresponsible not to reform America's tax and spending systems.
At an estimated price of $60,000 for each Short Street garage space available to the public, the Columbia City Council needs to decide if residents share the same perceived value of downtown parking.
By turning each state's tax system on its head — from regressive to progressive — states would raise an additional $490 billion in revenue.
Exercising and eating healthy, carcinogenic-free foods is the best form of health care.
Laws that prevent us from living as naturally and as peacefully as we want are not good laws.
Racial separation in the U.S. is apparent through zoning regulations and law enforcement, leaving African Americans and Latinos stuck in the segregation cycle.
"Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life" at the National Museum of American History reminds us of his humble beginnings and eventual impact on America. It also reminds us of the impact he should have on us.
The PedNet Coalition's proposed trail will damage the environmental education site. An alternative route should be considered.
The appointment of Daniel Gallagher as a leader of the Securities and Exchange Commission is another example of just how intertwined the SEC is with the industry it oversees.
To help the economy, the Federal Reserve should change its charter or buy the fiscal shortfall, or state/public banks should be formed.