The American Dream has always been built on a false sense of equal opportunity for upward mobility in this country, but a recent study found just how shaky a foundation that myth rests on.
An analysis of financial disclosure data by the Tribune News Service shows Congress was 20% richer at the start of the 115th Congress, in January 2017, than it was at the start of the previous Congress in 2015. Members had a staggering total fortune of at least $2.43 billion, with a median net worth of $511,000.
Were you on the hunt for a metaphorical stone with which to sharpen your non-metaphorical guillotine with today? Then I’ve got just the thing, via The New York Times: a dispatch from rich New Yorkers bravely fighting sorely-needed improvements to make the subway more accessible to people with disabilities.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted this victory for the working classes on Twitter:
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the District of Columbia has a higher level of income inequality than any state in the country:
Kevin Moore is a cartoonist living in Portland, Oregon, where it used to be affordable and livable. He is also a librarian. You can view more of his work at mooretoons.com
When Grisel Xahuentitla was detained at an immigration detention center in CO, she had to wake up before the other detainees to help serve meals. Then she says she had to vigorously clean the bathrooms, toilets, and showers because her bosses wanted impeccable work.
Some people buy mixtapes from vendors on the street. Others buy hoodies and hats. Noelle Santos and her friends bought books.
Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo moderates a discussion from the World Economic Forum in Davos, where panelists, including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, address new ways to combat stereotypes and accelerate change to even the gender playing field.
On Thursday, accomplished neurosurgeon-slash-human soporific Dr. Ben Carson turned up to Capitol Hill. There, he was grilled by the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee over his nomination to be President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The lawmaker now heading the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs described the Dakota Access Pipeline protests as a threat to public safety and characterized them as often "violent." In November, Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) called on the Obama administration to shut down the protests at Standing Rock and…
By just about every metric imaginable, 2016 has been a perfect shitstorm of awfulness. From the deaths of beloved public figures to the election of an unqualified demagogue, the past 365 days have been an obnoxious parade of bad news, bad decisions, and bad hair; It's the sort of year that we'll one day look back on,…
Kody Stoebig is a Visalia native who currently works with The kNOw, a youth media organization in Fresno, California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific University where she earned a degree in communication and served as the editor of her school newspaper, the Syrinx. Kody's work at The kNOw has…
No one can afford to live in the Bay Area. Teachers and firefighters live hours away from the cities they work in. Professional athletes opt to live in hotels instead of purchase housing. Ads in the city advertise homes in the low millions.