How Powerful Is The Middle Class?

Last year, the Pew Research center reported that the income gap in the United States between the middle and upper class was the largest on record. The wealth owned by just the top “zero point-one percent” was equivalent to the wealth of the bottom 90 percent. Many economic analysts and Continue Reading

Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

Chris Anderson: Welcome to this next edition of TED Dialogues. We’re trying to do some bridging here today. You know, the American dream has inspired millions of people around the world for many years. Today, I think, you can say that America is divided, perhaps more than ever, and the Continue Reading

Obama on the state of the world: the extended Vox conversation

Matt Yglesias: This is a really sort of big picture question, but over the years, I’ve heard a number of different members of your team refer to your kind of philosophy in foreign affairs as realism. Is that a term you would use? Barack Obama: You know, traditionally, a lot Continue Reading

Born Poor, Stay Poor: The Silent Caste System of America | C. Nicole Mason

We’re not talking honestly about what it really takes to get from poverty to the middle class. So, for example, we know that only four percent of people who are born into poverty will ever make it to the upper middle class or to, you know, have middle class success. Continue Reading

Wisconsin’s state treasurer explains what job entails, establishing maternity policy

OF NEXT WEEK. EDEN: A LITTLE BIT OF A ROLLER COASTER. THE WISCONSIN STATE TREASURER SERVES AS OUR STATE’S HEAD BANKER. I’M JOINED NOW BY CURRENT STATE TREASURER SARAH GODLEWSKI TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT HER IMPORTANT JOB WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENT. THANK YOU FOR MAKING TIME FOR US. PREVIOUSLY Continue Reading

Policy in a minute – Democracy reset

Voter turnout is falling around the world and power is becoming concentrated in the hands of a few. We need to ‘take the power back’ and The Opportunities Party has a plan to do that. We want to see a written constitution so that everyone knows their rights in this Continue Reading

Democracy in the Global Era of Populism

WILLIAM HOWELL: We’re going to pan back a little bit from the conversation that we just had. We just had a conversation that was focusing, I think, really intently in powerful ways on our city, this beautiful city and this deeply troubled city that we live in. And I want Continue Reading

Dinesh D’Souza reveals why Trump won and how he can do it again

D’Souza: I think we all realize how closely this country avoided a massive debacle. We dodged not a bullet. We dodged a missile, and we dodged it… I’m very happy to award congratulations around the room, but we dodged it despite us, not because of us. Many of us were Continue Reading

Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Washington. And we pick up our series of interviews with Larry Wilkerson. Thanks again for joining us. LAWRENCE WILKERSON: Sure. JAY: So in ’93, Colin Powell retires and you go back to teaching. So pick up the story. Continue Reading

Chomsky: The United States Is Not A Democracy

professor Noam Chomsky gave a talk in bonn Germany about the state of politics in the United States an alternate got a hold of the transcript and in the speech he seeks to answer the question is the United States a democracy and basically the answer he gives is no Continue Reading