Does eloquence ensure a successful presidency? Will Obama's outsized communications abilities allow him to succeed in leading the country back to prosperity? Only time will tell.
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An economic tragedy is unfolding in the Inland Empire region of southern California. We need to pass the Employee Free Choice Act to give workers a realistic shot at the American Dream.
Recently, CNN's Jack Cafferty wrote an article about the death (and dying) of the American Dream. I found myself surprised at the shock and insult that I felt when I read it.
If demand is there and you have a well-priced business, excellent customer service and a great location, you may be able to create your own American Dream, despite the economy.
Latinos tend to spend more of their income on housing than other demographics do, and we are more likely to have firsthand experience with the horrific phrase, "subprime mortgage."
As we sit around asking, the country is falling in shambles around us. Life preservers are being thrown out to the lucky, well-connected few and most are sitting around saying, "WTF?"
The challenge of "fixing a car while we're driving it" is to make sure that we don't let the economy crash while making the fundamental repairs necessary to keep it running well into the future.
King argued that it was the distorted state of the most fundamental conception of American political and social economy that was, in and of itself, responsible for social and economic injustice.
Upon entry to the land of small business, remember people here speak a different language. No one cares what you used to do for Big Name Company. It's up to you to prove your value.
Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."
Most of us live overstressed lives and enjoy relaxing with music, sports, even the mindless mischief of Paris Hilton. But is this really what we mean by The American Dream?
Obama's election was liberating in many ways for all of us. For me, as an American Jew, there was a surprise. It was narcissism. Here, in the new world, it wasn't all about us, the Jews.
It's one of those weird things, the patriotic hymns of your youth still live in your heart somewhere, despite all the things you learn in the meantime.
On 12/1, the U.S. Government seized control of Joe the Plumber, preventing average Joe from falling into bankruptcy. He maintained that he was "just trying to live the American dream".
It's true! Jindal is young, brown, and the child of immigrants. Since we, too, are young, brown, and the children of immigrants, I guess that means we're voting for Jindal in 2012!
Anyone who believes the American Dream is solely about wealth, property ownership, or flat screen TVs and flashy cars needs a wake-up call.
Tuesday night's spectacle proved just why Barack Obama has inspired a lot more than most candidates, much of which up until recently had been smart poster-like and kitsch.
The current president's pronouncements that the "free market" isn't at fault for the financial meltdown led me to dig deep, investigate and discover the real culprit: Bozo The Clown.
If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.
The tears running down my face last night and this morning were of something so much more than happiness, so much more than simple relief. They were an exhalation.
No matter what your name or race is you can make it here. America is for real. The hope is real.
I did not fully understand the power of our inspired cliche; until I moved to a place - even one as civilized as France - where they are not born with it .
Maybe we were just behind schedule. Could it be that we simply got a late start launching the real New American Century?
Is there any hope? Yes, there is. But that hope does not rest with a president, Congress or the government. And it never has.
Regrettably, the road kill of Obama's reckless rhetoric and policies is not the rich taxpayer, but the entire American economy.
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