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Reaching Out to the Working Class

Dean Baker | Posted 03.06.2017 | Business
Dean Baker

In the months following the election there has been a strange debate about whether Democrats should try to recapture the white working class voters wh...

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Politics Of Gridlock

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
David Coates

It was never going to be easy to govern America in a progressive fashion, given the scale of the economic crisis left in place by the Bush Administration and the destabilized nature of the Middle East in the wake of the Iraq War.

Working-Class Whites Still Have It Better Than Their Black Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.30.2016 | Black Voices

With all the talk about the struggles of white working-class men and their role in handing the presidency to Donald Trump, you’d think they were the...

Obama Tells Working Class Voters Not To Be 'Bamboozled' By Trump

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday blasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, telling voters in Ohio that Trump will not be a champion for t...

Inside The 2016 Fight For The White Working Class

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics

WICKLIFFE, Ohio ― Joshua Lewis is knocking at a front door when the homeowner pulls into the driveway in a red Toyota pickup truck. Out steps Craig....

Come Hell Or High Water: Louisiana’s Flood And The New Normal

Skye Cooley | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Skye Cooley

The road to recovery across southeast Louisiana is going to be a long one, and on it are lessons for all working-class Americans. Louisiana’s road t...

The Clintons Throw America's Working Class Under the Bus -- Again. Coincidence or Fate?

Riley Waggaman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Poor Terry McAuliffe. When he announced that Hillary Clinton was obviously in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and then immediately recanted, we knew that he had been sacrificed in order to "test the waters".

Books for Our Times: [ital] Listen, Liberal [ital], by Thomas Frank

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Seventh in an ongoing series, Books for Our Times. Much analysis this presidential season has focused on how far adrift the Republican party has mov...

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 03.20.2017 | 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 03.17.2017 | 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 03.02.2017 | 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.