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David Rohde

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Wall Street's Long Occupation of the Middle Class

(371) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 10:50 AM

Last Friday morning, a 24-year-old New Jersey woman told me why she joined Occupy Wall Street. Around her, balding activists in their 50s tried to rekindle 1960s-era protests. Young Marxists flew red Che Guevara flags. The young woman, though, was different.

She commuted to the protests, she said, while...

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Can Confucius Save America's Middle Class?

(42) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 1:10 PM

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY -- For decades, this bucolic corner of southwestern Kentucky depended on Corvette sales from the local GM plant for its economic life. Now, it's trying something different.

Last year, the state university opened a "Confucius Institute" that offers nighttime Chinese language classes to local business people. An...

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The 9/11 generation

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 12:31 PM

By David Rohde

(Reuters) - In a speech last week at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis, President Obama rightly hailed what he called "the 9/11 generation," the five million Americans who served in the military over the last decade.

"They're a generation of innovators," he declared. "And they've changed...

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