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Do Our Friends' Choices Make Us Regret Our Own?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Conflicts, particularly between women, have a lot to do with choices: Defending what we've chosen for our lives, and what we've chosen to leave behind.

ReThink Review: A Better Life -- Chasing A Truck and the American Dream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A Better Life reveals the truth that immigrants are perhaps the purest reflection of the American dream, which isn't to become a millionaire, but to improve the lives of their families through hard work.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: From New York's Town Hall, Van Jones Announces A New 'Moral Movement' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

After resigning from the White House Council on Environmental Quality almost two years ago in the face of a malicious campaign by some top conservativ...

America's Shameful Moments

Jeff Hawkins | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Jeff Hawkins

Like other shameful times in our past, we are in the midst of another sad and shameful period of U.S. history, where promising young lives are being destroyed by bigotry and partisan politics.

Arthur Delaney

Economic Misery Gets A Hearing On The Hill | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a vain effort to shift beltway attention away from budgets and deficits to pervasive economic misery, Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin...

Reframing the Deficit Misperception

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Max Benavidez

In the 20th century we saw examples of what happened when nations were stripped of their morale and lost their spirit. They fell into fascism or totalitarianism. We need job creation and morale building not deficit reduction.

Is Ending Homelessness Just a Dream?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Like many advocates and community leaders across this country, I dream of the day this nation will house all of our people. No homelessness.

Shanghai's Overweight Population Inches Closer To U.S. Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

A growing supply of cheap food and disposable income has created an obesity problem among China's urban middle-class. According to a recently pub...

Can Architects Fix The Suburbs?

David Glick | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts
David Glick

On a rainy Saturday in April, black clad city dwellers descended onto the quiet streets of Levittown, NY. Completely out of their element, and disori...

Bush-wacked Americans

Diane Francis | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

To find most of the blame for America's unsustainable fiscal situation, one need go no further than George Bush's presidency. The Bush tax cuts of 2...

American Dream Lives On Despite Rising Financial Insecurity: Survey

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Americans, despite the uncertainty of their own personal finances, continue to have faith in that well-worn concept of an American dream. In a rec...

"Idonomics" and the American Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Over the past 50 years, the pleasure principle -- the id -- has dominated American society. The result has been "idonomics," in which the id dominates not only the marketplace, but also politics, media, technology and even our personal relationships.

Knowing What Matters Most

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

We probably can't have it all. But we can have what matters most if we know what that looks like and what it will take to pull it through for ourselves and those we love.

Gary Cooper: A Father, a Man, an American

Maria Cooper Janis | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
Maria Cooper Janis

The world of today, saturated with fears of international terrorism, global ecological crises, and a glut of hardwired broadband information networks that weave connections across the entire planet is a far cry from the world that Gary Cooper left when he died on May 13th 1961.

Republicans Give Trillions to Health Insurance Companies

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Republicans have their way and privatize Medicare, it will put millions of seniors at the mercy of health insurance companies and force them to pay $39 trillion more for Medicare coverage than they would under existing law.

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right. We're All Jealous. (Of Her and George W. Bush.)

Keli Goff | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Keli Goff

In an age in which America's class-divide is greater than it's ever been, our patience has simply waned for people who were born on third base and act like they hit a triple.

Survival of the American Dream: Beyond the Iraq War, Collapse of Lehman Brothers and Housing Crisis

Ryan McDermott | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact
Ryan McDermott

The survival of the American Dream is contingent upon preserving opportunities for those affected by home foreclosure to pursue higher education.

Atlas Shrugged? Pertinent Today?

Laura Mola | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Mola

Depression, people on the streets, begging, homelessness, the end of the American Dream -- sounds like today. Well, today in the new Ayn Rand movie At...

Graduating Off a Cliff: The Millennial Generation's Fight for Its Future

Van Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | College
Van Jones

Despite their desire to contribute to this country's greatness, Millennials may be the first generation in decades to face worse economic prospects than our parents and even grandparents.

This Passover, Liberate Yourself, Your Seder And Our World

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Passover is a time of hopes and dreams. They need not be fully understood and their realization may be far off, but that is what distinguishes a dream from a plan.

Take Action on Tax Day, America

Carl Gibson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Just as the founders banded together to fight a corrupt system of taxation without representation, today's Americans must unite to drive out the enablers of our corrupt system of representation without taxation.

Republican Budget Plan Denies the American Dream

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The GOP's budget breaks the fundamental promise of this country: That if you work hard and play by the rules, you can take care of your family and retire with dignity and peace of mind.

Government By the Rich: Is This the American Dream?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it. -- George Carlin "There's a reason education sucks, and it's the same rea...

Cultivate Urban Students in Becoming Entrepreneurial

Randy Miller | Posted 06.01.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Many of our urban students express that they feel marginalized and shut out from the "American Dream. Why are we not teaching them to become more entrepreneurial?

"The American Dream Is Held Dear by Individuals; It Takes a Village to Ruin It."

Michael Ford | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

The Second Annual State of the American Dream Survey released by Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream shows that Americans...