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The Places America Forgot

David Fontana | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
David Fontana

What can we do to revitalize the smaller cities and towns in America, and give Americans a choice about what type of place they can call home? This is not the first time in American history we have had a problem with parts of the country being left behind. We should revisit some of the policies that worked before.

The Facebook Void: What We're Missing

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Abhishek Seth

Credit: Paul Scott Circa 1860. After the secession of the southern states, Abraham Lincoln signed into effect conceivably one of the most conseq...

Obama's Surrender and a Progressive Path Forward

Tom Christopher | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Tom Christopher

The Tea Partiers may make good on their threats to bring on a crisis. But perhaps, as in 1861, that is the only road to a political recalibration and national progress.

U.S. Cities Are Giving Away Land To Earn Money

nytimes.com | MONICA DAVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEATRICE, Neb. -- Around the nation, cities and towns facing grim budget circumstances are grasping at unlikely -- some would say desperate -- means t...

Language Matters: A "House" Is Not a "Home"

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

The American fascination with "home" had always been rooted in some idea of the life one could build there. Then at some point, ideas changed -- and so did the words that went with them.

Lincolnesque Vision Needed for USDA People's Gardens

Rose Hayden-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rose Hayden-Smith

As a result of Lincoln's vision, a national department of agriculture was formed. Now, the USDA should lead the way in reviving a national gardening effort now. And we should all answer the call to service by participating.