Author Archives: Adrienne Erin

About Adrienne Erin

Adrienne is a freelance writer and blogger who is always searching for the other side of the story. Look for more of her work by following her on Twitter at @adrienneerin or checking out her blog, Pongra.

CVS Is Quitting Tobacco, But Was It Really Selfless?

In February, CVS — one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains — announced that it would take tobacco products off the shelves of its 7,600 locations effective Oct. 1 of this year. The move is expected to cost the company … Continue reading

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America’s War on the Poor

It’s never been easy to be poor, but recent studies suggest it may be more difficult than ever to live below the poverty line. Although our country is one of the wealthiest in the world, approximately 47 million U.S. citizens … Continue reading

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The Cult of JFK: 50 Years of Mystery

On November 22, 1963, exactly fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down while parading through Dallas, Texas. The official story, according to the 1963-1964 Warren Commission investigation, is that Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president using a … Continue reading

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The Battle Over Minimum Wage in the United States

In the United States, minimum wage laws are a widely debated topic. Advocates of change argue that the minimum wage is too low to meet people’s needs, while others suggest that raising the rate would be detrimental, rather than helpful. … Continue reading

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Exploring Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

In recent years, the LGBT community and their straight allies have begun to make significant progress in expanding gay rights worldwide. Same-sex marriage is now legal in over a dozen states in the U.S., including the newly added state of … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes Killing More Civilians Than U.S. Admits

America has been known for various things throughout the many long years that it’s been a world power, freedom being chief among them. What’s most curious about America’s recent spate of bad publicity, then, is how often it’s the innocent … Continue reading

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Common Problems with HealthCare.gov

The Affordable Care Act is in full crisis mode with the Obama administration trying desperately to salvage the website that would finally allow every American to have affordable health insurance, HealthCare.gov. The site has been plagued by complaints, mostly technical, … Continue reading

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