You have to wonder about the level of Mitt Romney’s desperation to select Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate. By all accounts, Mr. Ryan seems like a nice all-American guy: former McDonald’s employee, waiter, and personal fitness trainer. But all of these ordinary working class jobs Ryan held in his youth do not cover […]
Mad Men is about to make Emmy history with the highest number of nominations for a drama series. The show depicts an era of American history when the priorities, preferences, and opinions of men prevailed in the public and private spheres of American life, often to the detriment of women. While the show is set […]
Simon Rosenberg, president and founder of the New Democrat Network and New Policy Institute, discusses the 21st Century Border Initiative and the vital economic and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Robert Velasco, II, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses Americorps, SeniorCorps and other programs that use volunteerism to improve communities across the nation.
Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) discusses why he believes that Congress must act on comprehensive immigration reform.
The latest census showed that the United States has seen significant growth in its Latino population. Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), discusses what this means for Latino communities and how NALEO is working to make sure they are properly represented during redistricting at the local, state […]
It is extremely difficult to get a decent job in today’s economy without a college degree. As the cost of tuition rises, students are forced to take out larger loans to pay for school. America’s college students are finding themselves signing away their destinies just so they can have more opportunities to succeed in life. […]
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) discusses the influence of culture and hip hop in communities as well as the importance of advocating for jobs in communities of color during the Hip Hop Caucus panel at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus ALC.
Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discusses the role that hip hop and music can play in energizing and organizing people to promote change in their communities at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.