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Once-Undocumented Wall Street Executive Now Is Helping Others Live the American Dream

Julissa Arce worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs as an undocumented immigrant. Now she is an American citizen fighting for immigration reform, and her incredible story may soon become a TV series. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE


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Our Kids

This is a book about choices that have changed the United States from a place “that offered decent opportunity for all the kids in town” to a place that is increasingly divided between those who have almost everything and those who have almost nothing.

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 READ MORE



Dreams of America: Work in Progress

Can the American imaginary be depicted?

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE


John Oliver Puts His Finger on the Reason Income Inequality Is So Prevalent in the U.S.

“Just because politicians can’t talk about income inequality,” the “Last Week Tonight” host starts on one of his characteristic rants, “doesn’t mean we shouldn’t.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Stephen Colbert: Child Immigration Influx Clearly Obama’s Plot to Tip Voting Scales

Obviously the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border after having journeyed all the way from Central America have been brought in by President Obama in hopes they’ll grow up to vote him in again in a few years. That doesn’t sound crazy at all, right?

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama Killed the American Dream

Here’s your shining city on the hill in a nutshell: a privately owned gulag where petty drug offenders are locked up for life so some chiseling hedge fund manager can report record profits to his shareholders.

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 READ MORE


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The Dream Did Not Come Free

We forget that the majestically peaceful assemblage that moved a nation came in the wake of brutal resistance to civil rights and equality. And that there would be more to come.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Where Women Can Have It All

While Mitt Romney tries to make us believe socialism is evil, working mothers in France are evidence to the contrary; several stories about employers insisting their employees vote for Romney have come to light; meanwhile, activists in Guatemala are peacefully protesting mining in San José del Golfo in spite of violence against them. These discoveries and more.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 READ MORE


Beautiful Dreamer









Posted on Sep 9, 2012 ENLARGE    



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Recap: Democratic National Convention Day 1

Highlights of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, including speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Julian Castro, plus a video tribute to Ted Kennedy that included a not-so-subtle swipe at Mitt Romney.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE


American Pipe Dream









Posted on Apr 13, 2012 ENLARGE



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American Social Mobility Ain’t What It Used to Be

This will hardly be news to many, but The New York Times weighed in Wednesday about the American dream being harder to achieve for those occupying the lower socioeconomic levels of society than either their wealthier contemporaries or their counterparts from past eras.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 READ MORE



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OWS, The American Dream and You

Taking a cue from the 99 percenters, some conservatives are hoping to make their own play on demographics by redirecting the national discourse about class struggle and revising the cherished American story of meritocracy for these, our troubled times.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 READ MORE



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Plummeting Prices Deepen Crisis in U.S. Housing Market

According to at least some sources, certain sectors of the American economy are showing signs of life, but the housing market sure isn’t one of them, especially considering the news expected to surface Tuesday that prices have now dipped below the previous lowest point recorded since this recession kicked in three years ago. The recession’s earlier bottom for housing prices occurred in 2009.

Posted on May 30, 2011 READ MORE


American Dream Declared Dead

In case you didn’t notice, the American dream is officially dead, and The Onion News Network has the footage to prove it. Watch aghast as one small-business owner runs out of steam after a particularly complacency-inducing session in front of the tube.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN


Class Warfare









Posted on Mar 22, 2011 ENLARGE


Begging for Crumbs









Posted on Mar 13, 2011 ENLARGE


Land of Broken Dreams

We think of the United States as a land of unlimited possibility, not so much a classless society, but as a place where class is mutable—a place where brains, energy and ambition are what counts, not the circumstances of one’s birth. But three important new studies suggest that Horatio Alger doesn’t live here anymore.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 READ MORE


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