Trump Voters Felt Undervalued, Denigrated, Ignored

The reason my wife and I moved abroad in 2009 was because we were having trouble surviving economically in the Great Recession. For us, for several years running, the American Dream was out of reach. And so we have pursued the American Dream abroad, with a lot more success. Most Americans couldn't do what we … Continue reading Trump Voters Felt Undervalued, Denigrated, Ignored

WSJ Editorial from 2009 Reveals Wrong-Headed Predictions

The Wall Street Journal, the flagship of conservative thought, has proven again and again to be wrong about Obama and the economy, but of course will not acknowledge it. "The Obama program is going to test the liberal faith, not observed since the 1970s, that deficit spending and easy monetary policy are engines of prosperity," the … Continue reading WSJ Editorial from 2009 Reveals Wrong-Headed Predictions

Hillary’s Double Bind, by Deborah Tannen

http://time.com/4258976/disliking-hillary-clinton/ Hillary: the Candidate of Mature, Responsible People Looking for Logic, Not Passion Hillary is Fundamentally Honest (Kevin Drum in the Rolling Stone), spinning off a piece by Jill Abramson in The (UK) Guardian. Politifact, a Pulitzer prize-winning fact-checking organization, gives Clinton the best truth-telling record of any of the 2016 presidential candidates. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/20/opinions/why-the-hate-for-hillary-clinton-opinion-parini/ https://www.creators.com/read/connie-schultz/04/16/same-misogyny-different-seasonContinue reading Hillary’s Double Bind, by Deborah Tannen

Is the American Dream of Affordable College Dying?

My college education at a good public university cost about $1000 A YEAR OR $4000 for FOUR YEARS. My parents could put four kids through college and none graduated with debt. That same public university education currently costs $25,000 a year, or $100,000 for four years. No wonder Americans are angry, with a sense that … Continue reading Is the American Dream of Affordable College Dying?