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I Am Class Conscious

Van Gosse | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Van Gosse

By now, the term "politically incorrect" has become a rubber chicken with which to beat one's opponents. But there is a subtler form of self-censorship crossing over our political divides, a social correctness. I mean our collective unwillingness or sheer inability to discuss class in any real way.

Trump: Some Working Class Hero

Eric Mink | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Eric Mink

Photo Bloomberg via Getty Images THE IDEA of Donald Trump as a crusader for ordinary Americans − the guy who'll fight for working class and middle ...

#FredinChina: Brexit in the eyes of China's social media

Fred Raillard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in ...

It's About The 'Working' In 'Working Class'

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Regardless of politics or personal belief, we must take seriously the "work" in "working class."

Trump's Special Snowflakes

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Anne Balay PhD, visiting assistant professor, Haverford College. Following the Orlando massacre's call for blood donations, there's a ...

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

Hey GOP, Which White Voters?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Whatever complaints one might have about the economic policies favored by Democrats over the last 50 years, no one outside the American Enterprise Institute and Paul Ryan's office seriously believes that Republican economics have been better for the white working-class.

Trump's Racism Makes It Impossible For Him To Get The Working-Class Vote

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

The American working class is becoming a lot less white, a new analysis reveals -- yet more evidence that the racist underpinnings of Donald Trump's c...

Working-Class College Students Need Exposure To Ins And Outs Of Networking For Results

Janet Morrison-Lane | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Janet Morrison-Lane

In 2016, getting a college degree is not enough. By not equipping our low-income kids with the skills needed to connect with jobs, not only are they missing out, we are, too.

"El Poder Del Pueblo": The Whispered Prayers of the Dominican Diáspora in the South Bronx

Paola Muñoz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Paola Muñoz

At Cornell, people do not look like my vecinos. Whereas I would have been praised for touching the hot paella and learning that it burns, failure doesn't work in the same way within institutions of higher education.

Race, Class, Jobs and the 2016 Earthquake

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You could blame the rage of many Trump supporters on a backlash against a black president and against fear of immigrants. But that lets purely economic factors off the hook too easily. Today, the economy is on the mend, but that average progress isn't improving the life horizons of most people.

Check Your Privilege If You Can Afford 8 Years Of Hillary And The Status Quo

Tony Brasunas | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Tony Brasunas

Most working class people cannot afford eight years of the status quo, and they certainly cannot afford eight years of Republican rule. If you are privileged enough not to worry about the status quo, perhaps you should consider the situation of others when you vote in this very important primary election.

Trump’s Plan To Fix Cities Sounds A Lot Like Clinton's And Sanders'

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics

For Donald Trump, fixing the problems that plague cities is simple: build businesses. The Republican presidential front-runner sat down with The Washi...

The Democrats and the Donald

David Coates | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
David Coates

When asking ourselves the key questions - who is best placed to defeat Donald Trump in November, and who is best placed to pull the Senate back into Democratic control - many of us still believe that the answer is not Hillary Clinton. It is Bernie Sanders.

Trump’s Working-Class Appeal Is Starting To Freak Out Labor Unions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Over the course of five weeks, Working America, the non-union affiliate of the AFL-CIO labor federation, did extensive canvassing in union-dense, blue...

Pete Barrett: The American Worker

Anna Donnella | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

Photographer Pete Barrett is on a trip, and it's a long one. For the past six months, Pete and his family have taken to the road for an indefinite trip around the country as Pete delves into a photographic journey to shoot "The American Worker."

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Bernie Sanders Made The Only Attack On Donald Trump That Actually Worked

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's opponents have struggled to find a line of attack that would slow the billionaire businessman ahead of Monday evening's I...

Who Lost the White Working Class?

Robert Reich | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and in that time scored some important victories for working families. But they've done nothing to change the vicious cycle of wealth and power that has rigged the economy for the benefit of those at the top

Callused Hands: The Shrinking Working Class White Vote

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.

Some New York Politicians Are Not Truthful to the Working Class

John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
John Burnett

It's not easy to explain viable alternatives to sharply raising the minimum wage. Anything to the contrary makes a person sound like a scrooge. Who doesn't want to see people earn a higher wage, right?

Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.

Where Economic Distress Meets Political Dysfunction

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What the economy needs is a massive program of investment in public infrastructure to provide jobs and domestic growth that is relatively insulated from global trends. Such a program could also accelerate an overdue transition to a greener economy. That would require on the order of about half a trillion in outlays a year, some of it financed by higher taxes on the rich and some of it financed by debt. Try to find a mainstream politician calling for that level of public outlay. Look around you at the appalling state of basic public infrastructure. In New York, the a new subway line is literally taking decades because only a little money is available each year. Our coastal water and sewer systems are sitting ducks for the next surge of sea level rise. Basic roads, bridges, tunnels and electrical systems have deferred maintenance bills stretching into the trillions. Our internet access systems are technically behind those of most of Europe and some in the Third World -- and far more costly to consumers. And don't get me started on Amtrak.

Dead, White, and Blue

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

While the lifespan of affluent whites continues to lengthen, the lifespan of poor whites has been shrinking. As a result, in just the last four years, the gap between poor white men and wealthier ones has widened by up to four years.