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Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...a study details how the Department of Veterans Affairs has betrayed the veterans who have given so much defending the American dream, we simply shake our heads. The sense of futility is the same when still another bank is slapped on the wrist for...
Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes incensed when his party's candidates denounce "income equality," because many voters see it as contrary to the American dream of advancing and benefiting from hard work.Yet Biden jumped right in Friday. "They talk about the fact that we...
What others say: They call it 'minimum' wage for a reason

...Bumping up minimum wage won't incentivize the potential in workers to rise above the minimum and strive to achieve the "American Dream" of going from rags to riches. Minimum wage may be where some people have to start, but the American way is to...
The war on inequality" by a University of Arizona showed much the same thing. To maintain that rising inequality is a threat to the American Dream, the president insists that it is reducing income mobility. Here the evidence is just as weak. According to Scott...

Opens Friday, Jun 27, 2014 Synopsis: In an era where the American Dream seems to have faded into a dark new dawn, filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan ponder what may have become of the world if the U.S. had never come into being. By creating an alternate history in which British forces kill General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, the filmmakers lay the groundwork for a thought-provoking meditation on the crucial role of the United States on the world stage. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Unfair and unjust a right to life, the most important right is a good education. Without it, low-income children are denied the American Dream. It is the ultimate civil rights issue.The racial makeup of a school that fails to provide quality education shouldn't...

...widespread agreement that English proficiency is critical to societal integration, future success and achieving the American Dream," he wrote in a memo to his fellow lawmakers soliciting co-sponsors.He also noted Monday that more than two...
Less pain, more to gain from this Bay film

...lengths people will go to achieve empty notions of success. Whether Bay was attempting to make a biting satire of the American Dream or a crime comedy full of hot babes, muscle-bound hunks, and shockingly depraved chaos is anyone's guess...
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Wanted: People to make a difference in the lives of Alaska youth

...A good foster home is the best way to make sure foster youth have a chance to succeed in this world - and share the American dream. And the Alaska dream. Dreams of success. As a legislator I have worked hard to expand the availability of job...
School District & Hospital collaborate for Project Search school-to-work program

Project Search is a program started 15 years ago in Ohio to help those with disabilities achieve the American dream of independence. The high school transition program is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that...


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