Tag: middle class
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Guest AuthorDecember 13, 2018

America is undergoing a political realignment. The politics seem crazy because Donald Trump has catalyzed political population exchange that has been decades in the making. The change is simply that working-class white voters are now Republicans and suburban white women are now Democrats. The great untold story of American society for a half-century has always […]

Scott PowersOctober 19, 2018

Democratic congressional candidate Sanjay Patel has launched his first video commercial, a digital ad that talks about how his brother’s death from cancer has inspired him to seek better, and how for him that includes affordable health care, a fairer economy, environmental protection and investments in schools and infrastructure. The two-minute, 17-second video, released on […]

Guest AuthorMay 15, 2016

For the past decade or more, Americans have heard this mournful tune: “The middle class is disappearing. Workers’ children will never be able to climb into the middle class. Without a strong middle class, our democracy will crumble.” And so on. All of which raises the question: just what is the middle class? How do you […]

Melissa RossMay 13, 2016

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds the phenomenon of a shrinking middle class is a reality across Florida. According to Pew, the percentage of families earning middle class incomes has fallen in nearly nine out of 10 major cities nationwide over the last several years. That includes most population centers in Florida. Four […]

Guest AuthorOctober 6, 2015

Last week marked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s third public appearance in the Sunshine State and the Republican Party of Florida’s announcement that four Republican presidential candidates will be attending the party’s Orlando summit next month. Florida has long been a battleground state in presidential elections, with Hispanic voters playing a vital role in determining […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 16, 2015

Annette Taddeo still clings to the impression that she is “middle class.” But that claim is becoming more tenuous with each passing day. For those who don’t remember, here is a quick refresher. Taddeo, Charlie Crist’s former running mate and a current Democratic congressional candidate, had openly proclaimed a middle-class lifestyle, even as she lives in […]


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