America has long been viewed as "the land of opportunity," where, with hard work, most people can succeed regardless of their family background. However, opportunity has not been available to all. Stagnating incomes for the middle class and rising income inequality have raised questions about whether America remains the land of opportunity.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference after a Republican Party caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington May 20, 2014.
Reformicons Set on Renewing and Reforming the Conservative Movement
June 27, 2014, John Hudak and MaryCate Most
On Thursday, June 26, Brookings Senior Fellows E.J. Dionne and William Galston hosted the event, "Reformicons: A Discussion of the Reform Conservative Movement." In this post, John Hudak and MaryCate Most provide a summary of the event and key takeaways.
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