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Common Man

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

The "Common Man" -- R.I.P.

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

America's Common Man exists no more -- gone and forgotten. Once he was lauded as the salt of the earth. Now we are offered the "hard working middle class people who pay their taxes, obey the law and worry about their children's future." The linguistic dross of the hackneyed stump speech.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

Sorry -- I Didn't Catch the Last Name

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

By working so hard to prove their connection to the lives of the so-called "common man," candidates are really showing how easily they can slip from concern to caricature.