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12.14.2012 by Abby Parcell
In the Atlantic this week, Derek Thompson declared that ‘the middle class crisis -- and its resulting income inequality -- is the most important... read more
12.05.2012 by
It’s a common question; one we get asked a lot. The short answer is when we were founded in 1967 the... read more
11.30.2012 by Abby Parcell
You might have missed some of these pieces on your way to a second helping of sweet potatoes last week:While there is a common belief that single... read more
11.27.2012 by
When financial markets collapsed back in 2008, the gravity of the situation called for an immediate response – bailouts, unemployment benefits, and a... read more
11.16.2012 by Abby Parcell
Here's what got MDC buzzing this week:The U.S. Census Bureau ... read more
11.13.2012 by Ferrel Guillory
In the week since American voters re-elected President Obama, political pundits, and social commentators have remarked on how the nation’s... read more
11.09.2012 by Abby Parcell
We’ve elected to leave out election results coverage, but did find these pieces on poverty and the 2012 campaigns (and one with E.B. White on... read more
11.06.2012 by Abby Parcell
Whether the challenge is higher educational attainment or lower unemployment rates, officials at every level of government are looking to community... read more
11.02.2012 by Abby Parcell
In the “truth hurts” category, Richard Longworth of The Midwestern... read more