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To Gain Workers' Votes, Gingrich Slanders Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

What America needs is someone who will challenge the entrenched interests and big money that now so distorts our politics. Gingrich offers a man who profits from those interests, while preying on, not praying for, the weak.

California Dreaming -- A Museum Relic?

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

Buck Stahl had no idea he was about to create an iconic symbol for the California dream when he asked architect Pierre Koenig in 1957 to build his home on a sparsely developed precipice in the Hollywood Hills.

WATCH: Florida's Rampant Poverty Forces Families To Live In Cars

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

In a country struggling with rampant unemployment and a disastrous foreclosure crisis, it is Florida that is today home to a third of America's homele...

Arianna Discusses The American Dream At The 'Opportunity Nation' Summit

Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

On November 4th, Arianna participated in the "Opportunity Nation" Summit in New York City. Fareed Zakaria, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and o...

Thanksgiving 2011: America Trusts God, But Will God Trust America?

Calvin O. Butts, III | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Calvin O. Butts, III

At this time of national Thanksgiving, may we be authentic in thanking our country based on the way we act toward each other. Our faith and values have been and can again become our grounding elements.

Not the America I Envisioned

Jim Worth | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

This country, America, has become ugly, and it's my generation that has made it this way.

The Rise of American Exceptionalism

Richard Geldard | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

If American voters go to the polls blinded by the myth of American Exceptionalism as no doubt will be spun into TV ads by whoever survives the Republican reality show, we will become a parody of our own myth-making.

Icons R Us: Me, You and Joe Paterno

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

The fall of college football icon Joe Paterno continues to be America's most-watched story. Why does the chronicle of yet another fallen hero resonate with us? What does this say about the pulse of America?

Parsippany, NJ - Lake Hiawatha Woman: 'We Will Get Our Life Back' | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

"I don't know how and I don't know when, but I'm determined we'll get our family back together in our house in this neighborhood."...

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Lessons We Can Learn From The Koran-Quoting Miss USA

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Hani Almadhoun

Talking heads point fingers at Muslims for mistreating women, but they don't always practice what they preach when it comes to Muslim women wanting to break free.

An All-American Nightmare

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

How about a moment of silence for the passing of the American Dream? No, I'm not talking about the old dream of opportunity. I'm talking about a far more recent dream. I'm talking about George W. Bush's American Dream.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Measuring Opportunity For The American Dream: Opportunity Nation | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- As of Friday morning, every state and nearly every county in the U.S. has been given an "opportunity score" to determine where in the coun...

Occupy the Kochs, and Stop the Corporatization of America

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Kochs and their front groups are trying to steal our democracy. They and their cronies have purchased the Republican Party to serve their agenda of destroying America's middle class, including crushing workers and their unions.

Is The American Dream God's Dream?

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

From its foundations the American dream has trumpeted the equality of all humanity. Yet, all the while, our economic system has prioritized the "equality" of some while blocking its realization among others.

Looking for the Dream of America

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Occupy means "to keep and hold, to fill, to employ." It is high time to occupy America again; not the America of partisan politics and corporate influence; but the America that can hold and keep alive the dreams of its young people.

Had Enough? Occupy Protesters Ask, and America Answers: YES!

Ethan Rome | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

We can't have a middle class, a vibrant democracy and a just society without strong unions and a growing labor movement. And we can't have the country that we all deserve without putting people before corporate domination, a demand at the heart of the Occupy movement.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"The Economy Stupid" were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 war room. Today, that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates.

While Schools Decay, We Can't Turn Away

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The president's jobs plan has a unique ability to strengthen both the economy and our public schools -- urgent tasks, since neither can be strong if the other is weak.

Can CEOs Save America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

While some of today's CEOs have become poster-children for corporate greed, most do not fit that stereotype.

The American Nightmare

Josh Cohenzadeh | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Josh Cohenzadeh

As an average American I believe it is our duty to ensure that democracy works as our forefathers intended it. Each person needs to vote for what is best for him or her in their current financial condition, not in the situation they wish to be in 20 years from now.

Occupy Wall Street: A Bottom Up Revolution in Need of Leadership to Define Its Mission

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.

Middle-Class Homeownership Dream May Be Slipping Away

The Arizona Republic | Catherine Reagor | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

The American dream of homeownership has been evolving since just after World War II, when the middle class started to grow and mortgages became more a...

The American Dream, Politics, and the Protesters

Michael Ford | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

Protests make people uncomfortable. That's why protests are organized. Waking a dormant public or a lazy political infrastructure with an uncomfortably forced focus is their purpose.