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Donald Trump: America's Golden Calf?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The biblical story of the Golden Calf goes like this: Moses answers God's call to climb Mount Sinai to receive the two tablets of the Ten Commandments. He stays on the peak for forty days to hear God's instructions.

Why Hope Is A Loser In This Election

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Voters pick the guy with the sun in his face." That's how American pundit and talk show host Chris Matthews puts it. It's a truism of p...

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Annual Median Wage Falls To 10-Year Low As Number Of Millionaires Grows

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Americans' wages are falling, perhaps a reason why pessimism about their personal finances is now the lowest it's been in a decade. The annual medi...

America Cowed: Are We Too Frightened to Forge Our Future?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

As we remain mired in two costly and endless wars, and emerge from the Great Recession, the timorous have taken control. Our national debt is far lower a burden than it was after World War II, but our deficit in confidence is far higher.

Optimism Drives Americans Toward the Horizon

Frank Cooper III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Cooper III

Americans remain an optimistic lot. Across all ages, races, sex, location and economic background, Americans are expressing a sense that their individual and collective action can and will move the world forward in a positive way.

Optimism Prevails: More Americans Believe In American Dream Though Only 44% Said They Had Achieved It

New York Times | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Given the battered economy, increasing joblessness and collapse of the housing market, what is the state of the American dream? Pollsters for The New...