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Bonnaroo 2013 Reins in the American Dream

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
J.J. Colagrande

Bonnaroo continues to be the biggest and baddest music festival in the U.S. and remains what should be a mandatory rite-of-passage for all those coming-of-age.

The Millennial Minority

Courtney McKinney | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Courtney McKinney

A lot has been said about Joel Stein's Time piece in which he declares the current generation of young adults the "Me, Me, Me Generation." One thing that continues to bother me is how consistently exclusionary these mainstream conversations are.

Fed Driven

Michael Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

As the government's role as economic hall monitor is debated and global markets and foreign economies adjust to their own challenges, our focus is on investing in the old-fashioned companies with strong balance sheets, increasing earnings, strong cash flow, and seasoned management teams.

The American Dream - Is It Still Alive?

Neal Jenson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Here are a few people who you may recognize from the past. Each had humble beginnings, but still found success and were able to make it big by their hard work.

Let's Restore the American Dream

Ben Mangan | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Ben Mangan

It's been a privilege to attend Clinton Global Initiative America, this year in Chicago. Given how meaningfully President Clinton has lived the Americ...

When the Chinese Became Irish

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

In the Tony-nominated Beauty Queen of Leenane by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, there is a wonderful bit of scenery that explains the power of the ...

Change Our Story: How Much Is Enough?

Peter Buffett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Peter Buffett

I keep coming back to the question, "how much is enough?" Now you may think that's a pretty ironic question coming from the son of one of the richest people in the world. But actually, it might just make me an expert on the subject.

China, Bacon and the Evolution of Uncle Sam

Theodore Johnson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Theodore Johnson

Smithfield's know-how and stature will help the Chinese pork industry combat some of the environmental and quality concerns that have plagued it. For Americans, however, the deal comes at a time when many are wary of China's growing stature.

Helping Provide Teenage With Solutions to Global Violence

Andy Braner | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Andy Braner

I'm a little disillusioned as to how the smartest diplomats in the world are unable to figure out how to come up with some sort of way to create peace.

American Dream Consistent Across Ethnic Groups, Survey Reveals

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

Despite America's myriad beliefs and customs, one, the proverbial American Dream, seems to maintain its significance across cultural lines, Better Hom...

Grand Blvd: Why I Bought a Cadillac

David Kiley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit
David Kiley

Cadillac for me is about a proposition about America that I am admittedly sentimental about. It is for the independent thinker who roots for the best ideas, not a political party. Cadillac is what drives the American Spirit.

Graduation Rates Are Not the Only Measure of Educational Success

David Paul | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
David Paul

Graduating from college is a threshold step in the American dream. Not just for students, but for their families, and for past and future generations. When we focus our attention only on the students, we tend to lose sight of the trans-generational significance of higher education.

This One Time, at Medieval Times...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Shannon Sutherland

I am a pretty awesome person but like anyone, I have some things that I am less awesome with. Whenever I talk to my accountant sister it becomes embar...

Luhrmann's 'Gatsby': From Old Sport to 'Dude' in 143 minutes

Saladin Ambar | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Saladin Ambar

Luhrmann's film works because it gives us the stunning visuals to a place and time few of us have any memory of.

Why I Share My Status as an Undocumented Asian-American Youth

Hong Mei Pang | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Hong Mei Pang

I finally understood -- that the core of the American Dream exceeds the cliché of pulling oneself up by the bootstrap; it requires that we forge a multi-faceted community that reaches out to those in need.

Land Of Opportunity To Barren Wasteland

Robin Lewis | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Robin Lewis

Without the elements of trust and fairness, democracy and free market capitalism cannot work. And poll after consumer poll reveals that a greater percentage than not believes our government and the business and financial sectors are lacking both.

Dying Pizzeria Owner Gives One Final Goodbye

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2013 | Small Business

The founder of a famous Pittsburgh pizzeria is giving his customers one final arrivederci. Joe Aiello, an Italian immigrant to America who started...

ReThink Review: The Great Gatsby - Classic Literature in 3-D

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a cast of largely baby-faced actors, Jay-Z as an executive producer, and a soundtrack weighted towards hip hop and electronic music, is The Great Gatsby more for younger fans of Luhrmann's more boisterous previous films like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet?

Reclaiming the American Dream

Teddy Cohan | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Teddy Cohan

Our story, our experiment, to create a world where hard work leads to a better life, the American Dream, is slowly dying. But we can fix this. The Student Loan Fairness Act will soon stand before the House of Representatives and embodies a golden opportunity to save the American Dream.

Land of the Free? Not for Everybody

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Master Charles Cannon

If prison isn't working, what will? How about asking this question: "If so many people are using drugs, what's wrong with reality?" Locking up drug users doesn't address this question.

Is the American Dream Out to Lunch?

Simon Greer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Simon Greer

There is a tremendous opportunity for Darden to grow. The first step is to sit down with its own employees and investors to chart a path for growth based on reasonable standards that will make the promise of the American Dream much more than just lofty rhetoric at a trade conference.

The Tragic Ironies of America: Our 21st Century Nightmare

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

Every semester I ask my first year college students: How many of you expect to earn more than $100,000 per year; every semester almost every student r...

Land of Opportunity to Barren Wasteland, Part 2

Robin Lewis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Robin Lewis

Capitalism's founder Adam Smith's "invisible hand" is indeed invisible to most of society. However, that invisible hand now belongs to big business, finance and government -- to whom it is very visible indeed.

11 Million Reasons to Reform Our Broken Immigration System

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.

Land of Opportunity to Barren Wasteland

Robin Lewis | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Robin Lewis

Think about three million empty, decaying and devalued houses following the leveraged-up mortgage crash of 2008. And what about the jobs lost, and spike in the number of people living below the poverty line?