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American Dream

Greed | Greg Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Greed (1924) is a classic silent film by the German director, Erich von Stroheim, although no one alive has seen its full nine hours, and few have see...

Chasing the American Dream

Hugh Rawson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hugh Rawson

The American Dream continues to resonate in the American consciousness. But it is elusive.

Have the Terrorists Won?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

2010-11-20-ronpaul.jpgThe 2001 attacks, while at first uniting us, set us on a path that is robbing us of our greatness. When Midwestern grandmothers and eight-year-old boys get genital pat downs, the terrorists have won.

Election Day Wrap-up and the State of the American Dream

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

Interest in the American Dream heightened recently because the mid-term election was an opportunity for the American people to express their frustrat...

Arianna Huffington and the American Dream

Baruch Shemtov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baruch Shemtov

In this interview, Huffington discusses her fulfillment of the American dream and introduces her newest book, Third World America.

The Message to Progressives

Andrew Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rich

In yesterday's elections, Americans took the measure of some in elected office and said they wanted change. As progressives, we should recognize that the change called for is still one that we are equipped to provide.

Fareed Zakaria: Restoring The American Dream

Time | Fareed Zakaria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some experts say that in every recession Americans get gloomy and then recover with the economy. This slump is worse than most; so is the mood. Once d...

Technology, Innovation, and the Future of Government

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

I took Dream Talk Radio to Silicon Valley recently for a very interesting multi-media event about e-government; the idea that advances in technology a...

The For-Profit College Problem Is a Trainwreck

Ben Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Mangan

So, how are you feeling these days? Kind of like you are in the midst of a trainwreck? Well, you are. My last poll on a double-dip recession revealed ...

A DREAM Undeterred

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

What happens to a dream deferred? It is realized by the undeterred.

Why I Serve

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

At 21, after becoming the first in my family to graduate from college, I decided to dedicate a year of my life to serving my community.

To Mayor Bloomberg: Stop the Bullying

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carol Smaldino

We are right to rally our compassion for the victims, but the inconvenient truth is that the solution to this problem is rooted in recognizing and listening to the bullies, most of whom are and/or were victims.

The Clean Economist: Clean "Corruption"

Alison Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alison Wise

If we don't begin to look at some very real challenges, the promise of clean economic development will only ever be applicable in niche markets with niche applications.

The Psychic Toll of the Great Recession

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's safe to say that it will be many years before the American psyche and economy recover fully from the Great Recession.

Preventing A Third World America: How YOU Can Stop America's Decline

US News & World Report | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's not much the typical American can do about sky-high unemployment, the massive national debt, or a flat-lining economy. But you're far from pow...

The Big Squeeze -- Unwitting Tenants Caught Between Defaulting Owners and the Banks

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

An interesting by-product of any downturn in an economy is that you can categorize the stakeholders into four categories -- victims, users, scavengers and survivors.

Ted Brassfield's Camelot is Still Alive

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

During last week's Washington town hall meeting about the economy, Ted Brassfield, a recent Indiana University Maurer School of Law graduate asked Pre...

The City of Bell and Stereotypes

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

Instead of viewing the City of Bell through a stereotype that Latinos are greedy, why don't we expect people to act like Latino businessman and political activist Joe Sanchez?

Millions of Dreams Deferred -- Why?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The DREAM Act could have provided 360,000 undocumented high school graduates with a legal means to work and attend college, and incentivize another 715,000 youngsters to finish high school.

Hot Dogs and Beans: Obama and the American Dream

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

We Americans are less wealthy. But for the foreseeable future we are going to spend more in the reasonable hope that in the more distant future we will be spending less while having more. This is the new American Dream.

DREAM Crushers or Believers? - Latinos Calling-In For A DREAM

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

By Axel Caballero and Ofelia Yañez - Producers, Cuéntame With the Senate set to vote next week on the DREAM Act, what started as a group of student...

Will "Radical" Christianity Have Any Effect on the American Church?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Over-sized mansions, super-sized French fries, and sport utility vehicles. These are the marks of contemporary America, and we're proud of them. After...

Will the Middle Class Have Room for Baby Boomers' Kids?

John_Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Will our children own their own homes? Will they find jobs, and keep them? Will they be able to give their children the advantages they, themselves, enjoyed? Will they figure it out? Will they find a chair when the music stops?

Third World America: Why I Wrote the Book and What We Need to Do to Save America's Middle Class

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

Third World America -- it's a jarring phrase, I know, but I decided to make that the title of my new book as a warning -- to make it clear that if we don't change course that could very well be our future.

37 Percent Of Young Adult Americans Don't Have A Job | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For young adults, the prospects in the workplace, even for the college-educated, have rarely been so bleak. Apart from the 14 percent who are unemploy...