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Boosting Adult Educational Skills Can Grow the Middle Class
Society & Culture  (tags: society, education, family, economy, job skills, Americans, children )

Carrie
- 292 days ago - americanprogress.org
A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, finds that we are failing to ensure that adults keep pace with the increasing need for basic and advanced skills...
It's Not Just For Teenagers: Busting The Myths About The Minimum Wage
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, minimum wage, economy, top 1%, society, family, ethics, rights, sadness, violence, politics, government )

Carrie
- 299 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only reduce the number of Americans who work full-time and still qualify for public assistance, it could also decrease violence. Wages have stagnated for decades while incomes have exploded for the top 1 percent who...
Tell the IRS: Revoke the NFL's Tax-Exempt Status ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: NFL, IRS, tax exempt status, ethics, society, sports, economy, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 299 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
The National Football League is one of the most profitable enterprises in the world. However, it is regularly subsidized by state and local governments to build and upgrade facilities, its lucrative TV deals are exempt from antitrust laws, and, worst...
Chris Hedges: Let's Get This Class War Started
Society & Culture  (tags: chris hedges, democracy, economy, government, greed, history, money, oligarchy, politics, rich people, wall street, wealth )

Judy
- 313 days ago - truthdig.com
"We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are," Wendell Berry writes. "Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers?
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Ban Exotic Pets! Keep Big Cats Out of Bigger Danger
Society & Culture  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, forests, destruction, endangered, protection, wildlife, nature, money, society, dishonesty, corruption, business, cover-up, abuse, lies, humans, economy, treatment, safety, prevention, healthcare, health, diet, nutri )

Kelly
- 322 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 big cats, such as tigers, lions, and jaguars, are still being bred and raised by private citizens throughout the U.S. As these animals grow, their care worsens.
These Two Charts Show Why the U.S. Economy Is Ready for a Rebound
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, economy, society, interesting, news, government )

Carrie
- 339 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Two key underlying trends point to better days ahead, argue economists at consulting firm IHS Global Insight.
Lonelier and Poorer: The Incredibly Depressing Future for Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, U.S., family, society, culture, economy, sadness, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 341 days ago - qz.com
Let's face it. When push comes to shove, we all die utterly alone. And apparently, more of us are living that way too, according to recent updates on the declining marriage rate in the US and its negative impact on American family finances.
Female Anchor Confronts Ron Paul Over Plan for Women to Quit Work En Masse and Home School (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, women, society, education, children, economy, Ron Paul, politics, interesting, news, family )

Carrie
- 346 days ago - rawstory.com
BBC anchor Katy Kay on Thursday asked former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) if his libertarian plan to have 20 percent of children home schooled made sense because so many women would have to drop out of the work force, but the former congressman insisted that...
Why We Need a Fair Shot - A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, family, economy, Americans, society, rights, government )

Carrie
- 347 days ago - americanprogress.org
Earning a living, caring for her family, hoping to save for the future, and struggling every month just to make ends meet, she dreams of getting ahead, while doing all she can to get by.
Fair Shot Campaign: A Plan for Women and Families to Get Ahead.
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, family, FAIRSHOT campaign, economy, Americans, society, rights, government, freedoms, rights, news )

Carrie
- 347 days ago - fairshotcampaign.org
What women say they most want and need--economic security, good health care, and workplace structures that can help them better combine work and family life--are interconnected.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, poverty, income, economy, family, society, ethics, government, politics, rights, sadness, news )

Carrie
- 348 days ago - americanprogress.org
As Congress prepares for yet another fiscal showdown, new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau should be a wake-up call that it is time to move away from a wrong-headed austerity agenda and pivot to a focus on creating jobs, boosting wages,and...
Congratulations, America! Only the Rich Can Afford to Have Kids in You.
Society & Culture  (tags: children, costs of having kids, economy, interesting, family, culture, americans, society, usa, news )

Cal
- 376 days ago - slate.com
Child care costs aren't just crushing parents in New York, where everything is more expensive. They're crushing parents across the country.
In Some Cities, Gays Face Greater Risk Of Becoming Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, gayrights, culture, society, politics, economy, safety, rights, government, ethics )

Cal
- 389 days ago - npr.org
A recent of the homeless population in San Francisco found that 29 percent of them identify as gay. That is twice the share of the city's total population that is gay, lesbian or transgendered.

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