Republicans Must Refocus on Restoring the American Dream

American is a nation of go-getters. We have become the wealthiest nation on earth because, above all things, we work for it. That’s a point Marco Rubio made in the same speech in which he suspended his campaign for the presidency. We are a hopeful people, and we have every right to be hopeful. For…
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Rubio is an Underdog, But So Is His Hoped-For Constituency

Two days, two presidential announcements. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton confirmed the inevitable – that she would be making yet another bid for the White House, this time without any young Democratic upstarts to get in her way. The announcement gave her immediate front-runner status, not only for the Democratic nomination, but for the presidency. Undeterred,…
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Student Debt is Soaring. Here Is What We Can Do About It

The cost of a college education has soared in recent years. Unsurprisingly, as Joseph Lawler reports for the Washington Examiner, student loan debt has skyrocketed right along with it: Student debt has nearly quintupled since 2004, when it was just over $250 billion, according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York data taken from credit…
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The Top 12 Reasons Millennials Shouldn’t Buy Obama’s Economic Sales Pitch

With the midterms quickly slipping from his party’s grasp President Obama is digging up his old playbook by reaching out to Millennials, an age group he’s largely ignored for the past six years. The goal is to convince young adults that his economic and health care polices have helped them escape the depths of the…
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The GOP Senate Majority’s First Priority: Restore The American Dream

A new Public Religion Research Institute poll finds that just 42 percent of Americans believe that the American Dream – the idea that if you work hard you can succeed – still exists, down 11 percent from 2012. Sadly, this is part of a growing trend reflected in polls throughout the years. A CNN poll…
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The American Dream is Fast Becoming a Pipe Dream for Young Adults

Americans are growing increasingly cynical about politics. That was the groundbreaking conclusion of the latest Harvard Institute of Polling survey of 18- to 29-year-olds, an age cohort known for their unshakeable sense of optimism. As it turns out there is only so much that the Millennial generation can take. Our age group has consistently suffered…
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New Study Shows American Dream Fading Among America's Youth

The definition of the “American Dream” has changed over time. During the nation’s founding the term was wrapped up in the New World mystique in which everyone had the opportunity to own their own piece of land. In the 19th century, as the young nation was flooded by immigrants from Ireland, Germany, Italy, and other…
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