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Is America Ready to Think of Itself as a Nation of Renters?

Abraham Gutman | Posted 11.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Abraham Gutman

Millions of American households are living with the American Dream out of their reach. This is not new. In the 21st century it is perhaps time to reth...

The Real Reason for Trump: Social Capital

Rajiv Vinnakota | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Rajiv Vinnakota

With President-Elect Donald Trump's remarkable victory, the anti-establishment message sent by American voters has been emphatically delivered. This e...

Click To Reveal The Dreams Of These Fearless Americans

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 11.14.2016 | Good News

As children, we’re told that a dream is a wish your heart makes. We later learn this is anatomically inaccurate, of course, but it’s beautiful ins...

Democrats Need to Focus on the 5 Core Promises of the American Dream

Peter Cunningham | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Peter Cunningham

The soul-searching has begun for Democrats who now face the prospect of a GOP-controlled White House, both houses of Congress and about two-thirds of ...

We Must Continue to Fight for the American Dream

Steve Iannelli | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Steve Iannelli

We must acknowledge who we are and how we have contributed to the entrenchment of privilege and racial supremacy.

What Are You Going To Do? The Question Of The American Dream

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Adele Scheele

Back in the mid-1980's I was a commentator on ABC's "Good Morning America" in a month-long series on the devastating job lay-offs in Michigan's steel ...

A Glowing, World-Wide Welcome

John A. Roush | Posted 10.12.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

In this season of our most recent "most important" presidential election, with political rhetoric at its height, I am reminded more than ever that for America to remain the land of opportunity, education must continue to pave a pathway to access the American dream.

The Once and Future Faith

Shayne Looper | Posted 10.10.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Christianity has changed over the years. This change has not taken place in Christianity's core beliefs, which are substantially the same as they were at the beginning. The change has happened in its outward expressions. The soul of the faith is little altered; its body has changed.

It's Not Just The Economy; Our Country's Social Fabric Needs Repair

Richard Joel | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Richard Joel

If there is one certainty from this year's Presidential election campaign, it is that there is unparalleled anger afoot in our land; some even say rag...

ReThink Review: American Honey - Youth Lost, Found, and Transcended

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Two of the most enduring subjects in films are the road trip and a young person's coming of age, and Cannes Jury Prizewinner American Honey addresses ...

The Storm Before the Calm - Which Generation Will Hear the Wake-Up Call?

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Michael Mamas

It took a double whammy to wake America up (the Depression followed by World War II). As is said, those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.

An Economy that Grows Anger

Paul J. Croce | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Paul J. Croce

This election season has revealed a lot of anger in the electorate directed against establishment thinking and establishment figures in each party. T...

The Exact Day The American Dream Died

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.21.2016 | Comedy

The wind was blowing at a strong, southern clip as Donald Trump took the stage under a blazing sun in the Florida city of Boca Raton on April 16, 2011...

This Weird Trick Set Me Free, Could It Work For You?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Woman wearing veil (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers pe...

An American Elegy

Frank Islam | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

The days of labor have passed. Labor Day for all of those in the working and lower middle class who toil in blue collar and white collar jobs and make so little in wages that they qualify for food stamps and public aid.

The United States Of Fear: A Perspective In 2016

Frank Islam | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

There were a variety of fear factors such as citizen concern about the economy, congressional dysfunction, and terrorist groups like ISIS in 2014 as well. Those concerns were legitimate back then and they remain so today. In fact, some conditions have intensified.

Why Not You?

George A. Santino | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
George A. Santino

After writing a book titled Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites, I was given the opportunity to pen several byline articles and blogs. There's a common thread in everything I write, and it is that you are in charge of your own destiny.


Alexis Glick | Posted 08.02.2016 | Education
Alexis Glick

"CHARTING THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM" Continuity - and change - in a signature event. The great American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrot...

The American Dream Isn't Dead, It Has Just Evolved

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Do you ever wonder how businesses used to effectively market themselves before the internet was a thing? This day and age even the underdogs have a fi...

Donald Trump is America's Diet Pill

Melody L. Boyd | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Melody L. Boyd

The problem, of course, is that diet pills don't work. They over promise and under deliver. And the things they do deliver are hefty price tags and often awful side effects. They make complicated, beautiful, strong, capable, unique bodies seem like problems that we have to instantly fix. And we lose a lot in that calculation.

#TalkToMe: My Dad, the Original Mowgli

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanita Braver

Please check out this WONDERFUL video of my daughter, India interviewing her 80-year-old grandfather whom we call "Ajja" for the Huffington Post #TalkToMe video series. The #TalkToMe series is an effort not only for people to look for knowledge and wisdom closer to home but also to bring the Huff Post global family closer as well!

Why Do We Fight For What We Don't Want?

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Celinne Da Costa

We each define success our own way. To me, success is no longer how quickly and efficiently I can tick off American Dream checkboxes. Success is the ability to unapologetically be. Life is too short and too precious to live by someone else's rules.

How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

Love of Country, Love of Education

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
L. Jay Lemons

David Brooks, writing eloquently in the New York Times, mused on the idea of big loves and little loves in a recent Memorial Day column. It resonated ...

Jesse Dylan on Reimagining the American Dream with Home Matters

Jesse Dylan | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Jesse Dylan

As a student I got to know a man called Frank. He had lost his home, and his neighborhood, and was living on the streets and shelters. He wanted to go back to a world where he had a family, a community. Yet he had no hope. His story of yearning to return home stayed with me for years.