The State of the American Dream
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Political gridlock and economic anxiety have taken their toll on American optimism. Different perspectives on what the American Dream means today.
senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, columnist, Washington Post and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
Director of the Jefferson Institute's Patchwork Nation project and online correspondent for the PBS NewsHour; author of "Our Patchwork Nation."
founder, and president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy and an MSNBC political analyst.