The word is invoked to refer to a number of surprisingly diverse worldviews—and politicians take advantage of that.
Writers and magazines help establish the bounds of debate that reaches the masses -- sometimes for the worse.
Mitt Romney is very, very rich. But net worth doesn't move voters. What does?
A new report from the National Science Board says that when it comes to high tech industries, the U.S. is still by far the global leader.
What it really is, whom it really helps, and why it really matters to capitalism
How a presidential election boosts the economy
In the past decade, the flow of goods emerging from U.S. factories has risen by about a third. Factory employment has fallen by roughly the same fraction. The story of Standard Motor Products, a 92-year-old, family-run manufacturer based in Queens, sheds light on both phenomena. It’s a story of hustle, ingenuity, competitive success, and promise for America’s economy. It also illuminates why the jobs crisis will be so difficult to solve.
Images from a year of economic uncertainty