Danielle Fontenot

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Congress Is a Confederacy of Dunces

Already we're deep into September and Congress has reconvened in Washington, prompting many commentators to compare its return after summer's recess to that of fresh-faced students coming back to school, sharpening their pencils, ready to learn, be cooperative and prepared for something new.<p>This, …

Mitch McConnell

Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters and donors. It's a quest that will determine whether her breakthrough moment is a turning point in the Republican …

Government

Former Occupy Wall Street protesters rally around Bernie Sanders campaign

Protesters say movement’s unorthodox style has laid groundwork for Sanders’ success, while its network of activists are proving a major boon to campaign<p>On 17 September 2011 a group of protesters occupied Wall Street. Their unpolished campaign sought to draw attention to financial inequality. To …

Middle-class

How to Tell If an Egg Is Too Old

The Latest in Recipe Rehab<p>Give the holiday staple a better-for-you makeover with these easy tricks.<p>Slim down by filling up your plate with these …

Food

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Computer Science

Bernanke leaves legacy of stimulus and stagnation

WASHINGTON — As<p>Ben S. Bernankewalks away from theFederal Reserve's marble headquarters on the Mall after presiding over his last policy meeting Wednesday, he will leave behind a bittersweet legacy.<p>On one hand, his unprecedented efforts to drive down interest rates and stimulate the economy are …

31 Things You Have To Deal With As The Only Black Person In Your Office

Please, for the love of God, stop trying to "raise the roof."

Associated Press News

15 Photos From The Massive Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend

Somewhere between 80 to 100,000 people from 32 states turned out to protest four years of drastic state Republican initiatives in Raleigh, North …

Youth must fight income inequality for the sake of the future

Much of President Obama’s State of the Union address focused on the theme of income inequality in America, an issue omitted from many presidential …

Ukraine protests turn deadly

Youth Unemployment Is Costing The World Billions

NEW YORK -- Every morning Brett Lalli wakes up and spends two to three hours searching for jobs. The 22-year-old has sent out about 50 resumes over the past several months, but has received just one request for an interview.<p>For a few months after graduating in May, Lalli did have an internship at a …

Bill Gates predicts there will be almost no poor countries by 2035

In their foundation’s just-released annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates attempt to debunk three pervasive myths in development economics:<p>“Poor countries are doomed to stay poor.”<br>• “Foreign aid is a big waste.”<br>• “Saving lives leads to overpopulation.”<p>From the letter’s introduction:<p>We hear these myths …

Income Inequality

The 30 Things Every Woman Needs To Get Out Of Her System Before She Turns 30

Forget all those books your mother bought you as you went through puberty -- you know, the ones with the little Caucasian girl and her budding …

Lifestyle

Who counts as poor in America?

Vine

Fourteen stocks for 2014

ELM GROVE, Wisc. (MarketWatch) — At the start of 2013, I gave you four stocks to buy. Those picks did well. Wells Fargo has run from $35 to $45; …

Investing

It’s strike season in China, and this year it could be a doozy

In Zhengzhou on Jan. 2, hundreds of migrant workers knelt for hours at the construction site to beg their boss to pay them months or even years of back wages. In Wenzhou on Dec. 23, a large crowd of workers from a bankrupt shoe factory swarmed the city, asking the local government to help them get …

China

Associated Press News

Janet Yellen Is Definitely the New Fed Chair

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Janet Yellen has, as expected, now been confirmed by the Senate as the next chair of the Federal …