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Tonight on the House Floor: Discussing the Economic Impact of Immigration

Rep. Tony Cardenas | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Rep. Tony Cardenas

We're going to start by changing the conversation. It's time to make immigration reform a reality, and it's absolutely time to let people know what that reality will mean for their pocketbooks.

Suburban Dreams And Nightmares

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg What defines the American Dream? And can you find it in a suburban home? Disillusioned with her own life in the Silicon Valle...

Betty Sue Flowers: The American Dream and the Economic Myth

Betty Sue Flowers | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Betty Sue Flowers

Property is a thing. Happiness is an ideal, a story of the future created by the imagination. The American Dream, even when it takes material form, is a wish the heart makes in its pursuit of happiness.

The Democracy Gap: Receding or Reseeding Democracy Depends on Your Point of View

Ralph Singh | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Ralph Singh

Perhaps our great society is no longer a full house, but a house of cards -- a bluff that has allowed those in power (holding the cards and the dealers) to rake in money from players who can barely afford to sit at the table. Maybe it's time to change the game, or at least ask, "What price am I willing to pay for liberty and what price am I willing to pay for security?"

What the Twinkie Really Says About America

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.

The American Dream

Dustin Farivar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Dustin Farivar

We all have stories to be proud of. But we often forget, our stories are not competitive or comparative; rather, they are what hold us together. The more I am a part of the American Dream, the more convinced I am that it is alive and well.

Awakening From the American Dream

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

America is the land of the "American Dream." And yet, recent research shows that social mobility is not a vibrant as a Horatio Alger novel implies.

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?