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Married With Children in the Minority

Mar 4, 2007
Fewer than a quarter of American households contain a married couple with children, down from half in 1960. While the numbers are lower across the board, the nuclear family appears to have become a luxury, with wealthier people far more likely to marry before having children.

The Ghost of Giuliani’s Political Past

Feb 27, 2007
Rudy Giuliani is often presented as a political moderate whose thriving presidential campaign need only negotiate the hurdle of a conservative primary, but his pre-9/11 record as New York's mayor -- particularly his policies toward working-class and minority residents -- should greatly alarm progressives.

Podcast: Super Bowl Edition

Feb 3, 2007
Former All-America linebacker and author Dave Meggysey joins James Harris, Robert Scheer and Joshua Scheer for a discussion on the NFL's racist history, the black coach milestone and more in this special Super Bowl edition of the Truthdig podcast. Above, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith (at left) and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.

Democrats’ Response to State of the Union: ‘We Will Be Showing Him the Way’

Jan 24, 2007
During his response to President Bush's State of the Union address, Sen. Jim Webb (shown above with congressional leaders Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi) referred to the crises of division and war faced by two of history's better Republican presidents, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower, and then issued an ultimatum to the current occupant of the White House. Watch it.

CNN’s Working Class Hero

Oct 12, 2006
Lou Dobbs on 'the Daily Show' calls for a return to progressive values: "Why don't we take on the concept that's held the country in pretty good stead for 200 years and return to a national vision of shared burdens, shared responsibilities and shared sacrifice."