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Andrew Carnegie once hired a militia and converted factories into makeshift forts to battle striking workers

Labor won the battle, but management won the war<p>On July 2, 1892, thousands of iron- and steelworkers in Homestead, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, …

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This video may be able to help you out.<p>In this lesson from Darrel Braun—the man …

Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die

The GOP understands how important labor unions are to the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party, historically, has not. If you want a two-sentence …

Middle-class

Trump's Tariffs on Solar Mark Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet

President Donald Trump dealt his biggest blow to the renewable energy industry yet.<p>On Monday, Trump approved duties of as much as 30 percent on solar …

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Self-improvement

Tammy Duckworth Scorches Donald Trump As 'Five-Deferment Draft Dodger'

The senator and Iraq War veteran lambasted "Cadet Bone Spurs" Trump in a fiery speech on the Senate floor Saturday.<p>Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Democrats were to blame for the shutdown of the federal government, claiming the party was “holding our military hostage over their desire to have …

Donald Trump

How the Labor Movement Is Thinking Ahead to a Post-Trump World

The American labor movement, over the past four decades, has had two golden opportunities to shift the balance of power between workers and bosses — …

Middle-class

Looking for Trump's greatest 'triumph' 1 year on? Check out how he's reshaping the federal courts

What could be U.S. President Donald Trump's most transformative feat in his first year is happening quickly and uncharacteristically quietly, a …

Donald Trump

Why Walmart's bait and switch matters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the man sitting in the Oval Office honestly admitted he made his fortune from exploiting thousands of people, he'd likely be enraged when people pointed out he's small-time compared to the Walton family. Year after year, the Walmart heirs prove no one comes close to their brand of …

Poverty Rate

Americans have forgotten how to protest

In the days immediately following Donald Trump’s election, thousands of Americans took to the streets with the slogan “Not my president.” That was the so-called “resistance,” which would also take the form of the women’s march, the science march, and other protests across the country.<p>Back then, …

Donald Trump

A Simple, Efficient Blues Picking Drill

Texas Blues Alley—the author of favorites such as "How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan's Multi-String 'Texas Flood' Bends," "How to Use Open Strings for …

What I've Learned From A Year Without Alcohol

On New Year’s Eve 2016, after years of berating myself, I finally took the plunge and decided to stop drinking for a year<p>Instants via Getty Images<p>On …

Here's how much each US state's population grew or shrank in a year

States in the South and West tended to grow pretty quickly last year, while the North and East grew more slowly, and a handful of states saw their populations shrink.<p>The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of the populations of each of the 50 US states and Washington, DC, including how …

Demographics

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Writing

Most people spend years stuck in a toxic cycle — and I never found real success until I managed to break free

I didn't start discovering real success until I stopped trying to do everything and started concentrating on just doing one thing really damn well.<p>I always scratch my head when I happen upon someone's Medium profile and their bios read something along the lines of: "Digital Marketer + Designer + …

Self-improvement

AP FACT CHECK: Blue high-tax states fund red low-tax states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have spent months promoting the myth that red low-tax states are subsidizing blue high-tax states because of the …

Thanksgiving Humor: 22 Funny Jokes for Kids and Adults To Tell Around the Dinner Table

Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it comes the inevitable stress of seeing your crazy extended family, braving the crowds on Black Friday and …

Here's what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions

Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011.<p>She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and slashed their benefits, …

Education

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6 Lessons I Learned Teaching Leadership With a 4-Star General at West Point

What I learned teaching leadership with a four-star general at West Point.<p>Who is America's greatest leader?<p>Longtime readers of my column will remember Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America, where I called Frances Hesselbein the nation's best leader.<p>It wasn't just my …

Leadership

8 Great YouTube Resources

As our schools are (slowly) getting more technology, and we can bring our classrooms to the 21st century, it is both amazing and overwhelming the …

The Great Depression and Labor

The Great Depression of the 1930s changed Americans' view of unions. Although AFL membership fell to fewer than 3 million amidst large-scale …

Thom Hartmann: The America I knew has almost disappeared

<b>An abandonned car factory in Detroit (Wikimedia)</b><p>What’s left of our democratic institutions are under siege<p>Thom Hartmann<p>October 17, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Like an alcoholic family that won’t discuss alcoholism (proving Don Quixote’s warning never to mention …

Middle-class

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.<p>My family history doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the vow "until death do us part." My parents divorced when I was 18, and on my …

The Horschels' Battle With Alcoholism

Other players won major championships in 2017, but no win carried more emotional significance than when Billy Horschel captured the AT&T Byron Nelson in May. The playoff victory, Horschel's first title in more than two years, also came a year to the day after his wife, Brittany, entered treatment …

Golf

Here is how the Republican Party has conned America for over 30 years

The Republican Party has been running a long con on the American people, and Trump’s new tax cut proposals are just the latest iteration on it. This …