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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...

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.