Examine: Mobility has been weak – since the Nixon years

mobility_geo This map shows the average percentile rank of children who grow up in below-median income families across areas of the U.S. (absolute upward mobility). Lighter colors represent areas where children from low-income families are more likely to move up in the income distribution. To look up statistics for your own city, use the interactive version of this map created by the New York Times.

Mobility has been weak–since the Nixon years >by: Timothy Noah | 01/29/14 07:05 AM | MSNBC | “Inequality has deepened,” President Obama said in his State of the Union speech. “Upward mobility has stalled.” Is there a connection between these two dismal trends?That more income inequality translates into less upward mobility has been a frequent […]

Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum

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>By Henry A. Giroux || February 27, 2012  | Democracy cannot function without an informed citizenry, and an ignorant public is just what Santorum and his allies count on. Right-wing fundamentalists such as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hate public schools, which he suggests are government schools wedded to doing the work of Satan, dressed […]

9 Kick-Ass Things Obama Should Do In a Second Term

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>By Les Leopold |  AlterNet | February 17, 2012  | The chances are rising for a Obama second term. But what do we really want him to do? Lady Luck may be smiling once again upon President Obama. The unemployment rate is coming down from post-WWII highs, the Grand Old Party is having a grand […]

United we stand Divided we Fall — 2012 Election

by Jeff Carlson on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:20pm | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! I see many comments out there that leads me to think that the Message is in total control of the Right Wing and we need to take stock and look at what is at […]

Miller Statement on New Job Training Grants Issued as Part of Miller’s Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA)

Sep 26, 2011 Issues: Education, Labor, Jobs and Job Training WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor awarded nearly $500 million to community colleges across the country. These grants will support job training […]

TURN CONGRESS BLUE: Democratic Liberal Umbrella – DLU Blog

We the People here on Face Book are uniting in away that’s necessary to make a real difference underneath this one house – DLU! The Right wing has the general impressing that the air is thick with liberal disappointment that they can say or do anything to divide Liberals at this time.  Republicans think […]

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