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Obama Shelves Care Plan For Workers

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has shelved a financially troubled long-term care insuranc...

The 7 Healthiest Cereals to Eat Before Your 9 a.m. Class

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.21.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

2011-09-21-Screenshot20110921at11.04.17AM.jpgCereal is the optimal college breakfast food.

A Teacher, An Inspiration

Grace Li | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education
Grace Li

Dear Mrs. Morales, Although I can speak only for myself, I can honestly say that the people you've impacted through the past two years are truly a h...

Cornel West And The President: What Are We Really Talking About?

Jeffrey Stout | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Stout

Cornel West's recent criticisms of President Obama have made news for the wrong reasons. The story is all about West. It shouldn't be.

Changing Marriage Patterns Reflect Economics and Class

June Carbone | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Marriage is increasingly becoming a marker of class -- the delayed marriages of the middle class produce steadily lower divorce rates, very few non-marital births, and substantial resources to invest in a falling number of children.

First Nighter: Upstairs Downstairs Makes Sparkling PBS Return

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Those Upstairs Downstairs purveyors have woven their now chilling, now heart-warming, now belly-laughs-inducing intrigues into a tapestry worthy of hanging next to the first series.

The Peasants Need Pitchforks

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The delusion of a classless America in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by the moneyed elite that controls all the key levers of power in what passes for our democracy.

Use Google Docs to Collaborate on Class Note Taking

Hack College | Posted 06.03.2011 | College
Hack College

Some of us are slow typists, others have moments where we tune out the teacher. So why limit our class notes to what we as individuals are capable of writing down?

Grant Hill's Misfire

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

In today's bizarro world, too many of the privileged -- sensitive to the slightest slights -- believe that they should never have to feel anything but pride and self-satisfaction about their station in life.

Good People Brings Out the Best

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Frances McDormand injects the right mix of dignity and desperation into the lead role of Margie in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People.

How Race and Class May Affect Asthma

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Childhood asthma is more common among Blacks and Puerto Ricans than among Whites.

Class Credit for Colbert College Course

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

What should we expect this semester? A campus visit from Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. himself to Agganis Arena? An angry rebuttal from Boston University alumnus Bill O'Reilly?

Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. Wh...

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

How Rich Is Rich?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

On the far side of the Atlantic, a future Queen of England has been selected. The office of the Prince of Wales announced on November 16 that Prince W...

"Cinema Language" Speaking to My Rewrites

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

Recently I had the chance to attend Cinema Language, taught by Tom Provost and presented by Mark Stolaroff of the No Budget Film School. I've attended...

Am I Better Than Facebook?

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Facebook me is better than actual me. Smarter, wittier, funner, prettier. But does Facebook, as a platform, reduce the richness of my personhood? Absolutely.

The Language of Cinema

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

How can I write stronger characters and improve my storytelling? How can I keep my audience even more engaged? How can my production aesthetics get better?

America's Elites Further Separate Themselves From Everyone Else

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Poverty is at a fifteen year high and inequality at an all-time high. And yet it has become a more-than-respectable mainstream view that we're too far in debt to spend more money. This version of respectability is deeply informed by class.

Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Premieres His New Film Dhobi Ghat at TIFF

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

There were no choreographed dance sequences, no lip-synched songs, so while Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) may not have been a typical Bollywood blockbuster, it is paving the way for a new era in Indian cinema.

Tea Party Favorite Continues Class War Against the Poor

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Paladino is taking dehumanization of the poor to its logical conclusion. If it's their fault they're jobless, then it follows that they are somehow lesser beings. We should just lock them away and throw away the key.

Learning From Shirley Sherrod: Finding Common Ground With the Working Class

Jessica DuLong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica DuLong

Sherrod's take-home message wasn't promoting race-based division. Instead she pointed out the importance of recognizing the injustice that affects people of all races, across the political spectrum: Economic inequality.

From Oakland to Afghanistan, Can We All Get Along?

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The cauldron of hatred and anguish bubbles over like oil slowly seeping into fragile marshlands. The ravages of perpetual warfare rend the fabric of s...

The American Economy and the American Dream

Joe Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Costello

Clayton County, a majority black district abutting Atlanta, is about to have is about to have its public transportation system cancelled, according to a must-read article in the LA Times.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.