With social and economic inequality nearing record highs, our nation needs to take real steps to increase the opportunity for upward mobility. Republicans in Congress would be well-served to look to Connecticut as an example, instead of doubling down on failed trickle-down policies
It feels like driving around Chicago, all you see is pothole after pothole caused by winter weather. They're terrible for your car, and the traffic caused by construction to fix them is just as frustrating.
Being an Out-Of-The-Box woman myself for as long as I can remember (which is a kinder, gentler, more modern way of calling someone the Black Sheep of the Family), I love it when I find people accomplishing the ordinary by extraordinary means.
Given that this is David McCullough speaking to us -- the person who has been called "America's Greatest Historian" -- can anyone truly dismiss his conclusion about "Gus" Whitehead ?
Now that it's clear IHS/Jane's does not endorse or support the "opinion" of Paul Jackson, IHS/Jane's has an obligation to clarify the record and explain the process by which it came to a neutral position on the question of who was first to make a powered, controlled, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine.
Rubber Ducky, you're the one... Yes, in this Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you those cute little yellow duckies we all loved as a kid. But what makes them so special now is they are used to raise money for charity! Cool, right?
It's amazing what can happen when we are finally faced with something we've long been anticipating. Sometimes we realize why we yearned for it in the first place, and sometimes it becomes clear it's not actually what we wanted at all.
Earlier this month, IHS/Jane's Information Group (owner and publisher of Jane's All The World's Aircraft) disowned the notorious editorial written in March 2013 by the Editor of Jane's, Paul Jackson, which proclaimed that Gustave Whitehead had made the "First Flight," some two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright's epic flights.
At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.
This group of part-vaudevillian, part-gypsy, part-musical shape-shifting madness is releasing its third studio album today (March 31).
The members of our union will not condone officers abusing their communities' trust. But we will always stand with officers across this nation who keep us safe and who strengthen our communities. It is sickening to see law enforcement targeted with violence, as they have been nationwide in recent months.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...
Something historic just happened in my home state of Connecticut. The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor and Public Employees committee moved forward a bill that would create a state-wide system of paid family and medical leave, with bipartisan support.
Yes, unpacking the war against privilege in our country is almost as dangerous and convoluted as unpacking privilege itself. For one reason or another, our nation as a whole is wired to socially excommunicate and extradite those who are born into superior circumstances.
As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.
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