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For Bernie Sanders: A Practical Plan for Free College Education That Can Work Now!

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes free tuition at public colleges and universities in his "College for All Act." Who wouldn...

Hillary Clinton Proposes Tax Break That Would Reduce Costs For Family Caregivers

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday proposed a tax credit offsetting up to $6,000 in co...

Moving Forward: Faster Trains Propel the Economy, and our Middle Class, Forward

Edward Wytkind | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Instead of embracing the future of modern transportation, some elected officials in the U.S. fail to see the value of passenger rail as part of an integrated network. Many of those same official are also more than willing to starve the rest of our badly aging transportation system.

It's Economic Growth, Stupid!

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

While president Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy suggests that the 2016 election may see a sharper than usual focus on international issues, it is important to remember that most Americans vote on pocketbook issues in presidential elections.

10 Reasons You're Not Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Steve Siebold

Everyone says they want more money, but it's impossible to acquire more money until you realize what's holding you back. Once you can recognize the negative thoughts, beliefs and philosiphies that you've probably had most of your life about money, only then is it possible to start earning more.

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, the regulations for international commerce, for so-called free trade, have lined the pockets of the already wealthy and emptied those of workers thrown out of their jobs.

Conservatives' Plan to Grow the Economy, Middle Class

John Murray | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
John Murray

Moderators at tonight's Republican debate will ask GOP candidates a multitude of serious policy proposals that address the anxieties of America's working families and promote greater opportunities for all. Tonight, they should be prepared to discuss their serious solutions.

Middle-Class Joe Expresses Middle-Class Angst

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As Vice President Joe Biden announced his decision last week not to run for president, he talked about dreams denied, possibilities foreclosed. He wasn't speaking of his own aspirations, though.

Does Anger Rule the 2016 Presidential Election?

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Tom Pappalardo

The feckless elite media is focusing on the anger of politicians not the anger of voters.

Donald Trump, Dictator?

Barbara Hammond | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
Barbara Hammond

When you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth and have never had to struggle for anything, ever, you are completely out of touch with most of the residents on the planet.

When Unions Are Strong, Families Are Strong

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Republicans have staked out endless signature issues: shutting down the government, vilifying immigrants, denouncing rights like paid sick leave and equal pay because they are "women's issues," privatizing education, and--wait for it--obliterating the rights of working people to negotiate together for better wages and benefits that can sustain their families.

Moving Forward: Lifting More Americans Into the Middle Class by Modernizing our Transportation System

Edward Wytkind | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Decades of wrong-headed ideology and public policies backed by the corporate lobby and extremists have dramatically altered America's economic landscape.

Why We Celebrate Labor Day

Mike Quigley | Posted 09.07.2015 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Instead of focusing on attacking unions and the labor movement, we need to find ways to strengthen and empower workers so we can put more money in the pockets of middle class families. But what does it mean to strengthen and empower workers?

This Could Be The Biggest Boost For Work-Life Balance Since …

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Millions of overworked middle-class Americans are on the verge of getting some relief, and possibly a raise, because of a proposed federal rule that y...

Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation Mandate

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

There is no law guaranteeing U.S. workers paid vacation, but the vast majority of Americans think there should be one, according to a new HuffPost/Yo...

Who Dares to Talk About Class? Just in Time for Labor Day

Joerg Rieger | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion
Joerg Rieger

Buffett is on to something and the rest of us might benefit from paying attention. Unless we give some thought as to how we are all related to each other and who wins and who loses, a small group will keep winning and the majority -- both people and the environment -- will keep losing.

Why You Can't Count On A Raise Anymore

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

When it comes to salary, your employer no longer wants to marry you. He's more looking to date and see how it goes. Right now, it's going pretty well....

Report From Purple America: Donald Trump, Anger and the Diminishment of the American Dream

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stuart Muszynski

In the recent Republican Debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich commented that Donald Trump has struck a cord in America -- that people are angry and fed up. Since then, Trump has continued his ascent in the polls and the reality of this anger has set in.

What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor demonstrated an exceptional commitment to America's working families by proposing an update to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

Everything You Think You Know About the History and Future of Jobs Is Likely Wrong

Scott Santens | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Scott Santens

Centuries of data may show us how jobs have been both destroyed and created, but recent decades worth of more nuanced data more importantly show us there's more to this story.

The Trumping of Real Over Unreal

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Donald Trump is producing an endless field day of a political season for any psychologically-inclined media looky loo. The outrage and shock waves fo...

Elizabeth Warren Pushes 3 Family-Friendly Bills The GOP Won't Pass

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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The Topic of Money

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Hope Kumor

Money has always been an awkward topic I choose not to talk about. The reason could be because I never really had money. I grew up in a middle class family and money was tight at times.

Are You In The Global Middle Class? Find Out With Our Income Calculator

Pew Research Center | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

On a global scale, just 13 percent of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center a...

The China Syndrome

Peter D. Kiernan | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Peter D. Kiernan

Never airbrush the Communist Party out of the Chinese markets -- for all of the freeing up of individual access there remains an abiding faith in Beijing's ability to provide a soft landing. And state-owned media's urging of its citizens to invest took hold.