American Men Can’t Win the “War on Poverty”

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Adam Dyer wonders if shifting from a model of independence to interdependence would be better than relying on “war, conquering and oppression” for battles we just can’t win.

American Men Can’t Win the “War on Poverty”

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We need to progress from the language of “war, conquering and oppression” to a language of “respect, engagement and interdependence.”

“I would rather starve.”

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Tweet This comment by Mud on the post A Poor Man’s Pope, A Rich Man’s Mayor Well, hot damn, Tom, congratulations. With those two $500 gifts, you’ve solved poverty in America. I gotta tell ya, though, that the people at the bottom don’t want your charity. My father was placed in a home. Shortly after, […]

A Poor Man’s Pope, A Rich Man’s Mayor

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Doug Zeigler explores the very different messages of Pope Francis and New York City Mayor Bloomberg about the poor.

Gangsters, Indians and Hustlers

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Don’t ask me how I got here on this reservation. I already know. Do you know how you got where you are? Do you know how to get out?

Is The American Dream Becoming the American Nightmare?

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David Pittman wonders if our inability to protect our children is rooted in our belief that our country is so great—causing us to turn a blind eye to what is really happening.

Walter White and What’s Wrong with the American Dream

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“Breaking Bad’s” antihero has attained that “admirable” goal, but not in the way he imagined.

The Texts That Will Change My Life (I Hope)

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Pete Wilgoren and his wife are just two tired parents trying to make it all work at a time when the American Dream seems as far off as ever.

A Prank that Plays with Our Assumptions (Video)

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Prank makes us reevaluate how we judge people.

What Happened To The Good Guys?

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Why the new “American hero” is anything but.

Dad, Husband, Writer: I Want It All

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Carter Gaddis wants to be a dedicated father, a diligent worker, and a devoted husband. It’s a lot of work to get it all.

How I Quit Chasing the American Dream

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D. T. Brown didn’t quit owning things. He quit materialism.

Stop Saying Gatsby’s Green Light Is the American Dream

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An open letter to film reviewers, critics, and students

Owning Whiteness

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Rather than defend against the charge, Justin Cascio attempts to define and possess his Whiteness.

My American Dream [Op-Ed]

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Alex Yarde wonders if his generation will be the last to benefit from the American Dream

Why We Don’t Need a Second ‘War on Poverty’ (At Least Not Now)

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Professor Elizabeth Rigby on the “non-poverty” poverty issues to which President Obama will likely devote his second term.