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The American Dream of Health Insurance Coverage

David Sandman | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
David Sandman

Insurance coverage among immigrants remains stubbornly low, in part, because many undocumented immigrants are simply ineligible for coverage. With few exceptions, undocumented individuals are barred from accessing public coverage like Medicaid.

How Much Does It Cost To Live The American Dream?

MoneyTips | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business

What does the "American Dream" mean to you? Is it a nuclear family with a home and a comfortable job? Is it having your basic needs met, or having the...

#TalkToMe: Futurist Zoltan Istvan Interviews His Aging Father

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Zoltan Istvan

My mother and father illegally left communist Hungary in 1969 and came to America to start their lives afresh. Like hundreds of thousands of other Eastern Europeans living under the oppressive Soviet Union regime, my father wanted a better life. In America, he found what he was looking for and prospered.

Third Wave Capitalism: An Interview with John Ehrenreich

FIXCapitalism | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

"Change will happen when people demand it. We need to support the messy and unruly movements that bring about change. That is democracy."

Out of the Bubble

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

There's a bright, new columnist working at the New York Times, a fresh voice who may bring a bit of sanity to our national conversation. His name is David Brooks.

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.

Winning the Future

Rep. Ron Kind | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Rep. Ron Kind

For the last several months, Americans across our country have listened to the leading Republican presidential candidates share their pessimistic and partisan ideas about the state of our country. The key point that none of them seem to realize is that America and the American people are already great.

The Interconnection of Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Suicide

Karalyne Martinez | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Karalyne Martinez

Research from the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance found individuals who work in financial services are 1.5 times more likely to commit su...

F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Truslow Adams and The American Dream

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

"The American dream," that protean and paradoxical phrase, is held to first have been used as a definite concept by James Truslow Adams in The Epic of America (1931).

American Workers Crushed Under China's Deliberate Overproduction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China makes way, way too much steel. In 2015, it produced nearly 500 million tons more than it needed. Production of that steel was subsidized by the Chinese government in ways that violate international trade rules, so the price was artificially low. And China suppresses the value of its currency, further falsely reducing the cost of the steel.

Cinematic Subversions of the American Dream

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

To Revive the American Dream, Work Locally, Work Smart, Work Together

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

For an increasing number of Americans, disappearing opportunity is a source of anxiety and frustration. They feel unable to find a foothold in the economy and, over time, better their lot in life.

Is the American Dream Still Reachable?

René Zografos | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
René Zografos

The American dream, as we have seen it till now, may have changed -- it's no longer about having the most money in your bank account. Now it means fairness to all people and to actually have fewer and smaller things -- the best things in life are actually free.

The Faithful Shopper: Premium Treasure Hunts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.15.2016 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

All of you Faithful Shoppers take shopping very seriously. There is nothing more satisfying then finding that perfect something with the perfect pedigree and... gasp... reduced in price! Here are some of my favorite haunts to find all that is haute at a delightful discount.

3 Ways to Break Through the Impostor Syndrome and Fulfill Your Dream

Berni Xiong | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Berni Xiong

If you're ready to break through the impostor syndrome and fulfill your dream, there's no better time to get started than now. Redefine success before it defines you. Find your silver lining stories and share them with the world. No matter what, keep it real. The world awaits you.

Why Business Class Airfare Tickets Are Now the Economic Class Tickets

Salwa Kisswani | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Salwa Kisswani

Discount business class ticket trends in past 10 years Business class air tickets are lower than ever. Nowadays, almost anyone can fly in business cl...

America's Double Bind: Using Fashion to Discuss our Cultural Schizophrenia

Dario Calmese | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices
Dario Calmese

The Black experience in America is the ultimate Double Bind; a place were natural born citizens- promised life, liberty and property-live an immigrant experience in the only land they've known as home.

Presidential Candidates, the Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

It's still a long way to the November elections. In the meantime, I would ask my fellow Americans to pose the right questions that can put us on the road to a growing middle class, a more rational defense budget, and improved and sustainable living conditions for all.

A Thought About Robert Gordon and America

Peter Vaughn | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

The American new world is a world of change: new people, new communities, new homes, new habits, new toys and tools, new skills, new horizons and new dreams. With all this newly minted change comes an unanticipated and often unacknowledged loss.

26 Things Irish People Find Fascinating About America

Carissa Howard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Good News
Carissa Howard

I know quite a few native Irish people, in particular, my husband of nine years, his family, his friends, and many of our mutual friends. Like most Europeans, the Irish find the United States fascinating because of the sheer volume of people, diversity of cultures, consumer products, the prevalence of gun violence, and the fact that everything is on sale, all the time.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Fighting Poverty in the U.S. Today: Words But No War

Frank Islam | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Frank Islam

Believe it or not as 2015 drew to a close and 2016 started, poverty became a hot topic again. In December, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) an...

Taxpayers and Homeowners Share the Same Risk Regardless of Politics

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Almost two thirds of taxpayers are homeowners. Why should they be OK with the government experimenting with their tax dollars to benefit the government controlled GSEs? How about benefiting the taxpayer homeowner instead?

The Worst Reason to Not Vote for Bernie Sanders

Cody Gough | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Cody Gough

But what does it say about the United States if its citizens are afraid to vote for a candidate because they don't believe their government will allow the leader of the free world to address the biggest domestic problems it faces?