Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
It’s been almost four years since the Islamic State, or ISIS, was expelled from Mosul, but life is still far from normal at the University of Mosul, where students pass bombed-out departments on the way to class that have yet to be replaced.
School districts in a number of states are reaping the benefits of switching to solar power – including saving millions in utilities, selling some of the energy back to the grid, and using the extra money in their budget to invest in better pay for teachers.
In terms of the United States’ racial reckoning, there are numerous essential questions that require attention. But there is one in particular here at The Progress Network that our Members specialize in: what will keep moving us forward?
There’s a phrase that’s used a lot when talking about the American Dream, a phrase that captures this idea that anyone can rise up and make their own fortune: “Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.” And it turns out, the idiom has a precise—and surprising—origin story.