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Two Americas

The Most Important Election of Your Life

John Feffer | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

Donald Trump has hitched his presidential wagon to America B. The real nightmare, however, is likely to emerge in 2020 or thereafter, if a far more capable politician who embraces similar retrograde positions rides America B into Washington.

Thank You, Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.

Populism Isn't Going to Go Away

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democratic populism seems to be growing. If Sanders falls short this time around, the next time a populist runs, they may actually succeed. Bernie has already gone a long way towards transforming the Democratic Party into a much more people-centered party.

Sam Stein

Ted Cruz Channels His Inner John Edwards | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Income inequality was a prominent theme among the many potential presidential candidates who addressed the International Association of ...

Pope Francis, Trickle-Down Economics, and Heaven on Earth

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Pope Francis knows that Heaven is created in community. The Kingdom of God is among us. Will we heed his teachings? Are we ready to follow his example? Are we willing to love our neighbors as ourselves?

The Vertigo of Life

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I have an edge. Sarcasm and irony are two of my favorite things. I am a wide eyed optimist. I love a happy ending. This is the dichotomy that is me. Lou Reed meets Jack Johnson.

A Tale of Two Americas

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Jerry Lanson

The reports made headlines the same day, serving as one more dramatic sign that America's working public is heading in two diametrically opposed directions.

Left Behind: the State of the Union that Will Be Silent Tonight

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In America tonight there will be many who are not given much voice in the state of the union discussion. They are the hungry and the homeless, the pained and the suffering, the victims of a society that can truly be called our two Americas.

Why The Elegance of the Hedgehog Is For Grownups

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

This is a small, intimate novel about an exceedingly well-educated concierge in a Paris apartment building and her relationships. Here are five reasons I think this book is essential reading for grown ups.

One Nation, Two National Economies

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The trend toward greater inequality has grown through the last 4 months of the downturn.

John McCain's "Two Americas"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John McCain is working his own version of John Edwards' "two America" shtick lately, but it is fundamentally different than the one Edwards made famous.