Ronita Scott

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How to Make Cauliflower Blossom

Roasting is the gateway to cauliflower love for many, but if you’re looking to expand your horizons, try one of these preparations ‘hounds love, …

Cauliflower

21 Recipes That Prove Fried Vegetables Are The Best Vegetables

If you've got a compelling argument for cooking them any other way, I'd like to hear it.

Cooking

The Biggest Mistakes You Make Using Your Slow Cooker

Okay, so it's not entirely a fix-it-and-forget-it appliance.<p>The slow cooker makes meal prep a cinch, but be sure to avoid these common mistakes:<p>1. …

Cooking

Republicans are Still Holding the Unemployment Benefits Extension Hostage | Thomas Jefferson Street | US News

Nearly two months have passed since the emergency unemployment extension expired. Two months of presidential apathy, right-wing recalcitrance and an …

15 Disappearing Middle-Class Jobs

More than any other job class, mid-level positions have struggled to recover from the recession, and only a quarter of jobs created in the past three years are categorized as mid-wage. There are high-skilled professional jobs that require college degrees and low-skilled service jobs for less …

Employment

Millionaires run our government. Here’s why that matters.

<i>This is a guest post by Duke University political scientist Nicholas Carnes.</i><p>If millionaires in the United States formed their own political party, that party would make up just 3 percent of the country, but it would have a majority in the House of Representatives, a filibuster-proof super-majority …

Rich Man Calls Rising Income Inequality 'Fantastic'

One Canadian entrepreneur couldn't have been more excited to learn that the 85 richest people on Earth are now worth as much half the world's population.<p>"It’s fantastic," said Canadian millionaire Kevin O’Leary on his own Canadian news show the “The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.”<p>“This is a great thing …

Guess Where the Middle Class Can’t Afford to Live Now

We’ve come to expect this sort of thing in places like San Francisco. But … Detroit?<p>For years, one of the main selling points for relocating to …

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …

Mark of the middle class: Being able to take a family vacation

Lambert/Hulton/Getty Images<p>When Christie Petrone and her brother were growing up outside Washington, D.C., family vacations went like this: Pile into the car with Mom and Dad to camp or ski nearby or brave 12 hours on I-95 South to Disney World, still America’s top travel destination. For Petrone’s …

Sears Is Going Broke Because the Middle Class Is, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Retailers that cater to middle-class consumers are finding it increasingly hard to do business, <i>The</i> …

Report: Poverty Looms for Millions of Middle Class Texans

A report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development says fully half of all Texas households are 'one crisis' away from significant poverty and …

7 setbacks for the middle class

Five years into his presidency, Barack Obama is still falling short of his number one goal: to fix the economy for the middle class.<p>Sure, a recovery has been underway for most of his presidency, but it's still slow and uneven. And despite Obama's focus on the middle class, the improvement so far …

Pete Sessions: Extending Long-Term Unemployment Insurance Is 'Immoral'

WASHINGTON -- House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Tuesday that it would be "immoral" to extend benefits to the longterm unemployed.<p>Sessions, speaking on the House floor, was responding to complaints from Democrats that his committee declined to let them have votes on …

I'm a Member of the American 'Used-to-Haves'

I used to have a house. I used to go on vacations. I used to shop at department stores, get my hair done and even enjoy pedicures. Now, I don't. I'm a member of the American "Used-to-Haves."<p>Now, I'm renting an apartment and I'm desperately awaiting a check so I can pay the rent. Yet, I'm lucky to …

The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

Last October, in between arguments over the<p>debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit bureau and would continue to report me until my …

College & University

Walmart and the middle class, sinking together

It was once General Motors (GM) whose fortunes reflected those of the middle-class Americans who bought its products. Now, that bellwether Goliath is …

Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class

Despite a slowly recovering economy, the proportion of Americans who identify themselves as middle class has dropped sharply in recent years. Today, …

The Fading Middle Class

The real monetary costs and individual and societal consequences of political proposals, laws, and edicts, as well as of corporatism and judicial …

Activism