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Learning To Walk: Fear, Shame And Your Underwater Mortgage | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 1 in every 4 U.S. homeowners with mortgages owe more on their home than it's worth. Once a month, those 10.8 million are faced wi...

In Memoriam: Christina Zisa

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Christina Zisa's story is worth telling, particularly in light of our President's speech last night in which he expressed interest in bringing down healthcare costs by enacting "medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits."

Our Demand: Increase Social Security Benefits

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

You must not believe that we are in a financial debt or deficit "crisis." It is a complete sham. The problem is that our leaders do not have the spine to go after the rich and the powerful.

Richard Trumka v. Goldman Sachs: Different Visions of America

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

It is Trumka, and the labor movement's general vision, not Goldman Sachs, that offers the road map to a decent society.

Your Company's Core Purpose

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

After years in business, I realized I have been missing a critical piece to help move my business to the next level: a defined core purpose.

Let Freedom Ring -- Now! Now!!

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

As Dr. King told us, we cannot walk alone. The destiny of all Americans is inextricably bound together. My greatest hope is that the justice movement will be a way for all of us to stand together to "Build the Dream!"

Echoes From Gettysburg: How We Can Save Our Country

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

To put it bluntly, by placing their individual interests ahead of the common good, the American people have betrayed the American dream.

The F Word: The Violence of the Broken Economy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A lot of people have talked this week about violent political rhetoric bringing the U.S. to a fever pitch, but there's something else keeping people o...

CES 2011: Government and Business Driving U.S. Innovation and Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.

Detroit: An American Ghetto Where a House Costs Less Than a Car

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bryce Covert

Once our pride and joy, Detroit now reminds us of how far off track our economy has gone and how downtrodden the middle class is.

CES: Summit for Innovation and Economic Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

This week, the International CES is underway in Las Vegas, showcasing the newest innovations in consumer electronics. The tradeshow will host more ...

Boehner: Heartwarming Story of Radio Guy Shows Why More Americans Should Be Homeless

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The Speaker of the House said that it was the mission of congressional Republicans "to make sure each and every American has the God-given opportunity to be homeless."

Ted Williams and the Triumph of American Dream Propaganda

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The idea that the American Dream still exists and that everyone can "make it" like Ted Williams is, by all objective economic measures, demonstrably false.

Our Family's Friends, the Illegals

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael L. Millenson

Our daughter has been friends for years with kids whose parents are illegal immigrants. If more Americans shared our experience, perhaps the GOP would not have succeeded in filibustering the DREAM Act.

Killing The DREAM Act: Still No Room In The Inn

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

One way Christians can protect the place of Christmas in our society -- indeed, the credibility of Christianity more generally -- is by acting in harmony with its core principles: grace, welcome and hospitality.

The Significance of John Boehner's Tears

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Over the past week, people have been debating John Boehner's emotions, not his motions. The expected next Speaker of the House has become known for his crying.

All Kids Deserve to DREAM

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

A vote for the DREAM Act is a vote for children -- a vote to provide each and every child in America with the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform ended its work not with a bang or a whimper, but, as Co-Chair Alan Simpson put it, by taking a "big...

Born Abroad and Raised Here, Immigrant Students Pin Futures on DREAM Act

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

Alex Alvarado is student body co-president and a four-time homecoming king. His blue-and-gold letter jacket is a reminder that he plays on the varsity soccer team. Alvarado is all-but-American, though.

Losing the Battle, but Winning the War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The latest figures on wealth distribution are nothing less than shocking. The top one percent of Americans now control about 35% of the total econom...

Taking Failure Off the Table -- Really!

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

Allison developed software that enables users to break their goals down into easy-to-follow incremental steps, called "Mini Feats," that allow bigger projects to be more easily achieved.

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...