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Can a middle-class budget buy a new American car? Probably not

Can a middle-class budget buy a new American car? Probably not

Americans were paying about 38% more for a new car or truck over the summer than they were just 10 years ago. CBS News found many drivers can't afford it Read full article: Can a middle-class budget buy a new Amer...→

Can a middle-class budget buy a new American car? Probably not

Can a middle-class budget buy a new American car? Probably not

Americans were paying about 38% more for a new car or truck over the summer than they were just 10 years ago. CBS News found many drivers can't afford it Read full article: Can a middle-class budget buy a new Amer...→

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

It’s one of the oldest platitudes in American politics — and one of the few ideas that both Democrats and Republicans these days seem capable of agreeing on: the existential importance of buying Am… Read full article: How the Honda Odyssey became the most Am...→

And the North American Car of the Year is....

And the North American Car of the Year is....

The win was particularly sweet for General Motors, which took a big risk by completely tearing up the traditional playbook for the vehicle often known as “America’s sports car.” Read full article: And the North American Car of the Year i...→

Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

The Chevrolet Corvette won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, while the Jeep Gladiator took truck honors and the Kia Telluride was named top utility vehicle of the year. Read full article: Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia ...→

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

RICHMOND, VA—Sources confirmed that a harrowing journey commenced today at first light, when middle-class parents of two Ken and Deborah Linden courageously set off to find the perfect school district, a mythical realm of top-ranked, well-rounded education that many say only exists in legend. Read full article: Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On ...→

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

A map shows where and how many U.S. troops are located in the Middle East and Afghanistan, many of them in nations near Iran. Read full article: Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of...→

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

The White House's signature tax law has failed to halt the rise of inequality in the U.S., federal data show. Read full article: Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-c...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

TOP STORIES Kennesaw State cuts 4 of the 5 cheerleaders who knelt for anthem GOP demands apology after liberal PAC features 'regretful' Trump voter who didn't vote in 2016 Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American taxpayers are once again being forced to subsidize border security measures in the Middle East as part of a spending bill. Read full article: American Taxpayers Continue Funding Bord...→

Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Mediterranean, Middle East, Vegetarian Menu | Restaurants

Falafel-heads come year-round for Beirut Palace's fresh raw juices, daily vegetarian soups and specials, and fresh bread, but the palace packs them in during the warm months with their commodious outdoor seating area for 80, where you can have your gherkins and gawking together while smoking flavored tobacco out of a nargileh. Read full article: Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area |...→

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Playwright Joseph McDonough, artistic director William Hayes and actor David Kwiat had something in common when they began working on Ordinary Americans, the already-extended play that is running at Palm Beach Dramaworks before moving on to a series of shows at GableStage in mid-January. Not one of the seasoned theater... Read full article: Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Je...→

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

Increasingly we are seeing large protests in comparatively wealthy countries that are led not by working class sans-culottes or starving peasants, but what was once the stable middle class. Read full article: The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin...→

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

“The demonization of wealth in this country is mind-blowing. Now all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse.” That statemen… Read full article: David Winston: The Democratic field: mid...→

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Joe Biden raked in campaign cash at two private Seattle fundraisers on Friday, including one at the home of a top Amazon executive, where the former vice president ever-so-gently raised the role the company has played in the loss of... Read full article: Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe B...→

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hinted at a middle-class tax cut Tuesday amid reports the veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser is spearheading an effort to have President Donald Trump campaign for re-election proposing a 15 percent tax rate for the American middle class. Read full article: WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15%...→

More car shoppers will fly to buy a bargain

Americans have become accustomed to shopping in ways that are geographically agnostic, and auto retailers are finding new online markets for their customers. Read full article: More car shoppers will fly to buy a barg...→

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

The foreign-born share of the U.S. workforce is declining as President Trump's "Hire American" economy pulls millions of Americans into jobs. Read full article: Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Ge...→

Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

“People said this is a huge business risk,” Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said. “We felt like we really had to move the needle. We had to get more traction on the back, there’s physics reasons to make the car’s performance envelope Read full article: Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North...→

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

The winners of the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year were announced in Detroit on Monday. Read full article: 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utili...→

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose, a descendent of the real estate dynasty behind the Rose Associates empire, has bought a Mitchell-Lama property on Halletts Point by Astoria Cove for around $35 million. Rose’s firm, … Read full article: Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to cr...→

Obama's former Middle East adviser says

Obama's former Middle East adviser says "Americans are less safe" after Trump's strike killing Iran's Soleimani

Robert Malley argued that Trump's policies towards Iran have put Americans "more at risk than they were before" he came into office. Read full article: Obama's former Middle East adviser says ...→

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Americans are increasingly anxious about the costs of services such as health care and education. But these are the very same industries that increasingly sustain the middle class. Read full article: Guest Commentary: The middle class risks...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

These days when you listen to the gloom of the media and many of the presidential candidates you have to wonder what country these Debbie Downers are talking about. Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

White House Economic Council director Larry Kudlow proclaims that the U.S. is experiencing a "middle-class boom." Read full article: Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Bo...→

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

It's been 20 years since Lexus first put red bows on new cars during the holidays. That move helped changed how the entire auto-dealer industry operates this time of year. Read full article: Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Tim...→

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Harry Dunn was killed by a car driven by Anne Sacoolas​, who left Britain in the middle of the investigation saying she had diplomatic immunity. Read full article: Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash...→

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

Council has been trying to balance the desires of those who say the Minneapolis Police Department needs more officers and those who want more emphasis on community-led efforts to curb crime.  Read full article: With budget moves, Minneapolis City Coun...→

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Raising taxes while cutting back on what people get for their money is a sure way to get them to bail, City at the Crossroads columnist Ed Zotti writes. Read full article: Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston sho...→

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Premiums and deductible contributions are eating up more of middle-class Americans’ paychecks, increasingly burdening America’s middle-class working families. Read full article: Middle-class Americans getting crushed b...→

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro discusses how he plans to repeal the Trump administration’s tax cuts and create a wealth inequality tax for the richest Americans. He talks to Harry Smith as part of our series “What Matters,” where we bring voters’ questions to the 2020 Democratic candidates. Read full article: Julián Castro talks easing the tax burde...→

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

Part of the problem Biden may have in lining up labor support is his own coziness with union-busting corporations. Read full article: 'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic reco...→

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

During an appearance on the Fox Business Network on Thursday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the ongoing impeachment drama that has overwhelmed the news cycle in recent weeks. | Clips Read full article: Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Sho...→

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

Housing prices in San Francisco are so high that some middle-class residents are taking drastic measures to stay in the area, while others have decided to pack up and leave altogether. Read full article: American Dystopia: Middle-class Californ...→

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

A  labor deal struck between Suffolk Downs developer HYM Investment group, trades unions and construction managers Monday will serve to “build up” the middle class in Boston and Revere,… Read full article: Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ...→

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian military officials, lawmakers and clerics have vowed to take revenge against the U.S. after the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Read full article: Iranian general says U.S. should leave M...→

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

John Paul, AAA Northeast's Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader in the market for a truly American-made luxury SUV. Read full article: I want to buy a new American-made luxury...→

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reversed a New Jersey judge’s ruling that would have allowed the lawsuit to go forward and include all non-exempt hourly workers employed at Newark Liberty… Read full article: American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as ...→

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that middle class Americans were not benefiting under President Donald Trump's booming economy. Read full article: Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle ...→

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

The evidence mounts daily. Clear, practical, aggressive policy fostered by President Trump and his administration has helped the nation. The economy is humming, the stock market roaring, wages and job creation are up, and consumers have historic levels of optimism. The next level of success will require Congress to get back in touch with their role as public servants, step up to the plate and get back to business, says one Ohio Republican. Read full article: reate jobs, middle-class families trying...→

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

A crowded lunch spot for Troy office workers, this friendly cafe offers good food, reasonable prices, and large portions of both Middle Eastern and American foods. Especially good are the quiche-like artichoke pie, the lemon chicken, and the desserts, which include a fine carrot cake and rice pudding almost as good as the one made by our reviewer's mom. The barbecue ribs tend to be dry, but the vegetarian mousaka and shish kabob are both good and well-seasoned. *** Read full article: Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area...→

Administrative assistant jobs helped propel many women into the middle class. Now they’re disappearing.

As office support jobs go away, many women without college degrees find it hard to get another job paying more than $15 an hour. Read full article: Administrative assistant jobs helped pro...→

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

In our series, World of Wedding, we are traveling around the globe to understand what marriage means in different countries. In the U.S., many couples choose large weddings. But that comes with big expectations and big budgets. Now, some are taking a very different approach. Adriana Diaz reports. Read full article: World of Weddings: American couples opt ...→

9 finalists named for North American Car, Truck and Utility of 2020

The finalists for 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year are five American vehicles, three from South Korea and one from Japan. For the first time since 2014, no European vehicles made the cut. The truck category will be a battle between two Detroit automakers: Ford and Fiat Chrysler. Read full article: 9 finalists named for North American Car...→

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Heritage Foundation fellow Stephen Moore has several tax plan ideas for President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, including dropping the middle-income tax rate to as low as 15%. Read full article: Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cu...→

American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by the White ‘Creative Class.’ Immigrants Made Them Great.

“Barrio America” weaves together several strands of urban studies to tell a story that transcends what might seem like irrevocable barriers of race and class. Read full article: American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by t...→

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

It’s one of the oldest platitudes in American politics — and one of the few ideas that both Democrats and Republicans these days seem capable of agreeing on: the existential importance of buying Am… Read full article: How the Honda Odyssey became the most Am...→

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

During an appearance on the Fox Business Network on Thursday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the ongoing impeachment drama that has overwhelmed the news cycle in recent weeks. | Clips Read full article: Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Sho...→

Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

“People said this is a huge business risk,” Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said. “We felt like we really had to move the needle. We had to get more traction on the back, there’s physics reasons to make the car’s performance envelope Read full article: Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North...→

Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

The Chevrolet Corvette won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, while the Jeep Gladiator took truck honors and the Kia Telluride was named top utility vehicle of the year. Read full article: Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia ...→

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

Housing prices in San Francisco are so high that some middle-class residents are taking drastic measures to stay in the area, while others have decided to pack up and leave altogether. Read full article: American Dystopia: Middle-class Californ...→

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose, a descendent of the real estate dynasty behind the Rose Associates empire, has bought a Mitchell-Lama property on Halletts Point by Astoria Cove for around $35 million. Rose’s firm, … Read full article: Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to cr...→

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

A map shows where and how many U.S. troops are located in the Middle East and Afghanistan, many of them in nations near Iran. Read full article: Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of...→

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

The White House's signature tax law has failed to halt the rise of inequality in the U.S., federal data show. Read full article: Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-c...→

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

John Paul, AAA Northeast's Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader in the market for a truly American-made luxury SUV. Read full article: I want to buy a new American-made luxury...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

These days when you listen to the gloom of the media and many of the presidential candidates you have to wonder what country these Debbie Downers are talking about. Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that middle class Americans were not benefiting under President Donald Trump's booming economy. Read full article: Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle ...→

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

It's been 20 years since Lexus first put red bows on new cars during the holidays. That move helped changed how the entire auto-dealer industry operates this time of year. Read full article: Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Tim...→

Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Mediterranean, Middle East, Vegetarian Menu | Restaurants

Falafel-heads come year-round for Beirut Palace's fresh raw juices, daily vegetarian soups and specials, and fresh bread, but the palace packs them in during the warm months with their commodious outdoor seating area for 80, where you can have your gherkins and gawking together while smoking flavored tobacco out of a nargileh. Read full article: Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area |...→

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

A crowded lunch spot for Troy office workers, this friendly cafe offers good food, reasonable prices, and large portions of both Middle Eastern and American foods. Especially good are the quiche-like artichoke pie, the lemon chicken, and the desserts, which include a fine carrot cake and rice pudding almost as good as the one made by our reviewer's mom. The barbecue ribs tend to be dry, but the vegetarian mousaka and shish kabob are both good and well-seasoned. *** Read full article: Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area...→

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

Council has been trying to balance the desires of those who say the Minneapolis Police Department needs more officers and those who want more emphasis on community-led efforts to curb crime.  Read full article: With budget moves, Minneapolis City Coun...→

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

Increasingly we are seeing large protests in comparatively wealthy countries that are led not by working class sans-culottes or starving peasants, but what was once the stable middle class. Read full article: The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin...→

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

In our series, World of Wedding, we are traveling around the globe to understand what marriage means in different countries. In the U.S., many couples choose large weddings. But that comes with big expectations and big budgets. Now, some are taking a very different approach. Adriana Diaz reports. Read full article: World of Weddings: American couples opt ...→

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Premiums and deductible contributions are eating up more of middle-class Americans’ paychecks, increasingly burdening America’s middle-class working families. Read full article: Middle-class Americans getting crushed b...→

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Joe Biden raked in campaign cash at two private Seattle fundraisers on Friday, including one at the home of a top Amazon executive, where the former vice president ever-so-gently raised the role the company has played in the loss of... Read full article: Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe B...→

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Heritage Foundation fellow Stephen Moore has several tax plan ideas for President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, including dropping the middle-income tax rate to as low as 15%. Read full article: Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cu...→

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

Part of the problem Biden may have in lining up labor support is his own coziness with union-busting corporations. Read full article: 'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic reco...→

More car shoppers will fly to buy a bargain

Americans have become accustomed to shopping in ways that are geographically agnostic, and auto retailers are finding new online markets for their customers. Read full article: More car shoppers will fly to buy a barg...→

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

The foreign-born share of the U.S. workforce is declining as President Trump's "Hire American" economy pulls millions of Americans into jobs. Read full article: Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Ge...→

And the North American Car of the Year is....

And the North American Car of the Year is....

The win was particularly sweet for General Motors, which took a big risk by completely tearing up the traditional playbook for the vehicle often known as “America’s sports car.” Read full article: And the North American Car of the Year i...→

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

The winners of the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year were announced in Detroit on Monday. Read full article: 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utili...→

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

RICHMOND, VA—Sources confirmed that a harrowing journey commenced today at first light, when middle-class parents of two Ken and Deborah Linden courageously set off to find the perfect school district, a mythical realm of top-ranked, well-rounded education that many say only exists in legend. Read full article: Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On ...→

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

A  labor deal struck between Suffolk Downs developer HYM Investment group, trades unions and construction managers Monday will serve to “build up” the middle class in Boston and Revere,… Read full article: Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ...→

Obama's former Middle East adviser says

Obama's former Middle East adviser says "Americans are less safe" after Trump's strike killing Iran's Soleimani

Robert Malley argued that Trump's policies towards Iran have put Americans "more at risk than they were before" he came into office. Read full article: Obama's former Middle East adviser says ...→

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian military officials, lawmakers and clerics have vowed to take revenge against the U.S. after the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Read full article: Iranian general says U.S. should leave M...→

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Americans are increasingly anxious about the costs of services such as health care and education. But these are the very same industries that increasingly sustain the middle class. Read full article: Guest Commentary: The middle class risks...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

TOP STORIES Kennesaw State cuts 4 of the 5 cheerleaders who knelt for anthem GOP demands apology after liberal PAC features 'regretful' Trump voter who didn't vote in 2016 Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reversed a New Jersey judge’s ruling that would have allowed the lawsuit to go forward and include all non-exempt hourly workers employed at Newark Liberty… Read full article: American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as ...→

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

White House Economic Council director Larry Kudlow proclaims that the U.S. is experiencing a "middle-class boom." Read full article: Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Bo...→

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American taxpayers are once again being forced to subsidize border security measures in the Middle East as part of a spending bill. Read full article: American Taxpayers Continue Funding Bord...→

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

The evidence mounts daily. Clear, practical, aggressive policy fostered by President Trump and his administration has helped the nation. The economy is humming, the stock market roaring, wages and job creation are up, and consumers have historic levels of optimism. The next level of success will require Congress to get back in touch with their role as public servants, step up to the plate and get back to business, says one Ohio Republican. Read full article: reate jobs, middle-class families trying...→

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Harry Dunn was killed by a car driven by Anne Sacoolas​, who left Britain in the middle of the investigation saying she had diplomatic immunity. Read full article: Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash...→

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Playwright Joseph McDonough, artistic director William Hayes and actor David Kwiat had something in common when they began working on Ordinary Americans, the already-extended play that is running at Palm Beach Dramaworks before moving on to a series of shows at GableStage in mid-January. Not one of the seasoned theater... Read full article: Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Je...→

Administrative assistant jobs helped propel many women into the middle class. Now they’re disappearing.

As office support jobs go away, many women without college degrees find it hard to get another job paying more than $15 an hour. Read full article: Administrative assistant jobs helped pro...→

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Raising taxes while cutting back on what people get for their money is a sure way to get them to bail, City at the Crossroads columnist Ed Zotti writes. Read full article: Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston sho...→

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

“The demonization of wealth in this country is mind-blowing. Now all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse.” That statemen… Read full article: David Winston: The Democratic field: mid...→

9 finalists named for North American Car, Truck and Utility of 2020

The finalists for 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year are five American vehicles, three from South Korea and one from Japan. For the first time since 2014, no European vehicles made the cut. The truck category will be a battle between two Detroit automakers: Ford and Fiat Chrysler. Read full article: 9 finalists named for North American Car...→

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro discusses how he plans to repeal the Trump administration’s tax cuts and create a wealth inequality tax for the richest Americans. He talks to Harry Smith as part of our series “What Matters,” where we bring voters’ questions to the 2020 Democratic candidates. Read full article: Julián Castro talks easing the tax burde...→

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hinted at a middle-class tax cut Tuesday amid reports the veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser is spearheading an effort to have President Donald Trump campaign for re-election proposing a 15 percent tax rate for the American middle class. Read full article: WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15%...→

American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by the White ‘Creative Class.’ Immigrants Made Them Great.

“Barrio America” weaves together several strands of urban studies to tell a story that transcends what might seem like irrevocable barriers of race and class. Read full article: American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by t...→

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

How the Honda Odyssey became the most American car on the road 

It’s one of the oldest platitudes in American politics — and one of the few ideas that both Democrats and Republicans these days seem capable of agreeing on: the existential importance of buying Am… Read full article: How the Honda Odyssey became the most Am...→

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans

The foreign-born share of the U.S. workforce is declining as President Trump's "Hire American" economy pulls millions of Americans into jobs. Read full article: Donald Trump's 'Hire American' Policy Ge...→

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Should Be Angry About This Effort to Defraud the American People' | Breitbart

During an appearance on the Fox Business Network on Thursday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the ongoing impeachment drama that has overwhelmed the news cycle in recent weeks. | Clips Read full article: Mo Brooks on Impeachment: Americans 'Sho...→

And the North American Car of the Year is....

And the North American Car of the Year is....

The win was particularly sweet for General Motors, which took a big risk by completely tearing up the traditional playbook for the vehicle often known as “America’s sports car.” Read full article: And the North American Car of the Year i...→

Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

“People said this is a huge business risk,” Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter said. “We felt like we really had to move the needle. We had to get more traction on the back, there’s physics reasons to make the car’s performance envelope Read full article: Corvette, Gladiator, Telluride win North...→

Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia Telluride win North American car, truck, utility awards

The Chevrolet Corvette won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, while the Jeep Gladiator took truck honors and the Kia Telluride was named top utility vehicle of the year. Read full article: Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator, Kia ...→

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year unveiled in Detroit

The winners of the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year were announced in Detroit on Monday. Read full article: 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utili...→

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

American Dystopia: Middle-class Californians take drastic measures to get by amid housing crisis

Housing prices in San Francisco are so high that some middle-class residents are taking drastic measures to stay in the area, while others have decided to pack up and leave altogether. Read full article: American Dystopia: Middle-class Californ...→

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On Daring Search For Mythical Perfect School District

RICHMOND, VA—Sources confirmed that a harrowing journey commenced today at first light, when middle-class parents of two Ken and Deborah Linden courageously set off to find the perfect school district, a mythical realm of top-ranked, well-rounded education that many say only exists in legend. Read full article: Intrepid Middle-Class Parents Embark On ...→

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to create affordable middle-class housing

Jonathan Rose, a descendent of the real estate dynasty behind the Rose Associates empire, has bought a Mitchell-Lama property on Halletts Point by Astoria Cove for around $35 million. Rose’s firm, … Read full article: Jonathan Rose buys Queens property to cr...→

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ‘build up’ Boston’s middle class

A  labor deal struck between Suffolk Downs developer HYM Investment group, trades unions and construction managers Monday will serve to “build up” the middle class in Boston and Revere,… Read full article: Suffolk Downs developer strikes deal to ...→

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of thousands of American soldiers are in the Middle East, Afghanistan

A map shows where and how many U.S. troops are located in the Middle East and Afghanistan, many of them in nations near Iran. Read full article: Where are U.S. troops near Iran? Tens of...→

Obama's former Middle East adviser says

Obama's former Middle East adviser says "Americans are less safe" after Trump's strike killing Iran's Soleimani

Robert Malley argued that Trump's policies towards Iran have put Americans "more at risk than they were before" he came into office. Read full article: Obama's former Middle East adviser says ...→

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian general says U.S. should leave Middle East or start sending coffins for American troops

Iranian military officials, lawmakers and clerics have vowed to take revenge against the U.S. after the assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Read full article: Iranian general says U.S. should leave M...→

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind

The White House's signature tax law has failed to halt the rise of inequality in the U.S., federal data show. Read full article: Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-c...→

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Guest Commentary: The middle class risks consuming itself

Americans are increasingly anxious about the costs of services such as health care and education. But these are the very same industries that increasingly sustain the middle class. Read full article: Guest Commentary: The middle class risks...→

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

I want to buy a new American-made luxury SUV

John Paul, AAA Northeast's Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader in the market for a truly American-made luxury SUV. Read full article: I want to buy a new American-made luxury...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

TOP STORIES Kennesaw State cuts 4 of the 5 cheerleaders who knelt for anthem GOP demands apology after liberal PAC features 'regretful' Trump voter who didn't vote in 2016 Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

Democrats peddle doom, but the middle class never had it so good

These days when you listen to the gloom of the media and many of the presidential candidates you have to wonder what country these Debbie Downers are talking about. Read full article: Democrats peddle doom, but the middle cl...→

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as Class in Pay Dispute: Court

American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reversed a New Jersey judge’s ruling that would have allowed the lawsuit to go forward and include all non-exempt hourly workers employed at Newark Liberty… Read full article: American Airline’s Workers Can’t Sue as ...→

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Boom'

White House Economic Council director Larry Kudlow proclaims that the U.S. is experiencing a "middle-class boom." Read full article: Kudlow: US Experiencing 'Middle-Class Bo...→

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle Class Isn't Growing Under Trump

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that middle class Americans were not benefiting under President Donald Trump's booming economy. Read full article: Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims Middle ...→

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls -- in the Middle East

American taxpayers are once again being forced to subsidize border security measures in the Middle East as part of a spending bill. Read full article: American Taxpayers Continue Funding Bord...→

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Time To Buy A Car?

It's been 20 years since Lexus first put red bows on new cars during the holidays. That move helped changed how the entire auto-dealer industry operates this time of year. Read full article: Is The End Of The Year Really A Good Tim...→

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

reate jobs, middle-class families trying to provide a better future for their children, and underser

The evidence mounts daily. Clear, practical, aggressive policy fostered by President Trump and his administration has helped the nation. The economy is humming, the stock market roaring, wages and job creation are up, and consumers have historic levels of optimism. The next level of success will require Congress to get back in touch with their role as public servants, step up to the plate and get back to business, says one Ohio Republican. Read full article: reate jobs, middle-class families trying...→

Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Mediterranean, Middle East, Vegetarian Menu | Restaurants

Falafel-heads come year-round for Beirut Palace's fresh raw juices, daily vegetarian soups and specials, and fresh bread, but the palace packs them in during the warm months with their commodious outdoor seating area for 80, where you can have your gherkins and gawking together while smoking flavored tobacco out of a nargileh. Read full article: Beirut Palace | Greater Royal Oak Area |...→

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash to file lawsuit in Virginia against American woman

Harry Dunn was killed by a car driven by Anne Sacoolas​, who left Britain in the middle of the investigation saying she had diplomatic immunity. Read full article: Parents of U.K. teen killed in car crash...→

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area | American, Breakfast, Middle East | Restaurants

A crowded lunch spot for Troy office workers, this friendly cafe offers good food, reasonable prices, and large portions of both Middle Eastern and American foods. Especially good are the quiche-like artichoke pie, the lemon chicken, and the desserts, which include a fine carrot cake and rice pudding almost as good as the one made by our reviewer's mom. The barbecue ribs tend to be dry, but the vegetarian mousaka and shish kabob are both good and well-seasoned. *** Read full article: Anita's Kitchen | Greater Royal Oak Area...→

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Jewish-American Tale to the Stage

Playwright Joseph McDonough, artistic director William Hayes and actor David Kwiat had something in common when they began working on Ordinary Americans, the already-extended play that is running at Palm Beach Dramaworks before moving on to a series of shows at GableStage in mid-January. Not one of the seasoned theater... Read full article: Ordinary Americans Brings a Forgotten Je...→

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

With budget moves, Minneapolis City Council looks to take middle path on public safety | MinnPost

Council has been trying to balance the desires of those who say the Minneapolis Police Department needs more officers and those who want more emphasis on community-led efforts to curb crime.  Read full article: With budget moves, Minneapolis City Coun...→

Administrative assistant jobs helped propel many women into the middle class. Now they’re disappearing.

As office support jobs go away, many women without college degrees find it hard to get another job paying more than $15 an hour. Read full article: Administrative assistant jobs helped pro...→

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin

Increasingly we are seeing large protests in comparatively wealthy countries that are led not by working class sans-culottes or starving peasants, but what was once the stable middle class. Read full article: The middle-class rebellion: Joel Kotkin...→

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston shows why Chicago had better grow its middle class

Raising taxes while cutting back on what people get for their money is a sure way to get them to bail, City at the Crossroads columnist Ed Zotti writes. Read full article: Ravenswood family’s move to Evanston sho...→

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

World of Weddings: American couples opt for budget-friendly tiny ceremonies

In our series, World of Wedding, we are traveling around the globe to understand what marriage means in different countries. In the U.S., many couples choose large weddings. But that comes with big expectations and big budgets. Now, some are taking a very different approach. Adriana Diaz reports. Read full article: World of Weddings: American couples opt ...→

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

David Winston: The Democratic field: middle-class heroes or millionaire hypocrites?

“The demonization of wealth in this country is mind-blowing. Now all success is scrutinized. Merely to succeed, especially financially, invites scrutiny, judgment, abuse.” That statemen… Read full article: David Winston: The Democratic field: mid...→

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Middle-class Americans getting crushed by rising health insurance costs

Premiums and deductible contributions are eating up more of middle-class Americans’ paychecks, increasingly burdening America’s middle-class working families. Read full article: Middle-class Americans getting crushed b...→

9 finalists named for North American Car, Truck and Utility of 2020

The finalists for 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year are five American vehicles, three from South Korea and one from Japan. For the first time since 2014, no European vehicles made the cut. The truck category will be a battle between two Detroit automakers: Ford and Fiat Chrysler. Read full article: 9 finalists named for North American Car...→

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe Biden gently raises company’s role in middle-class job losses

Joe Biden raked in campaign cash at two private Seattle fundraisers on Friday, including one at the home of a top Amazon executive, where the former vice president ever-so-gently raised the role the company has played in the loss of... Read full article: Speaking at the ‘House of Amazon,’ Joe B...→

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Julián Castro talks easing the tax burden on the middle class and what matters to 2020 voters

Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro discusses how he plans to repeal the Trump administration’s tax cuts and create a wealth inequality tax for the richest Americans. He talks to Harry Smith as part of our series “What Matters,” where we bring voters’ questions to the 2020 Democratic candidates. Read full article: Julián Castro talks easing the tax burde...→

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cut for Trump 2020

Heritage Foundation fellow Stephen Moore has several tax plan ideas for President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, including dropping the middle-income tax rate to as low as 15%. Read full article: Stephen Moore Floats Middle Class Tax Cu...→

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15% Middle-Class Tax Rate

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hinted at a middle-class tax cut Tuesday amid reports the veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser is spearheading an effort to have President Donald Trump campaign for re-election proposing a 15 percent tax rate for the American middle class. Read full article: WashPost: Kudlow Pushes Trump on 15%...→

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic record makes him a big target for progressive Democrats

Part of the problem Biden may have in lining up labor support is his own coziness with union-busting corporations. Read full article: 'Middle Class Joe' Biden's economic reco...→

American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by the White ‘Creative Class.’ Immigrants Made Them Great.

“Barrio America” weaves together several strands of urban studies to tell a story that transcends what might seem like irrevocable barriers of race and class. Read full article: American Cities Weren’t Revitalized by t...→

More car shoppers will fly to buy a bargain

Americans have become accustomed to shopping in ways that are geographically agnostic, and auto retailers are finding new online markets for their customers. Read full article: More car shoppers will fly to buy a barg...→