Category Archives: Politics

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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Biggest Food Stamp Cut in US History Took Effect Nov 1. More to Come?

Almost 48 million people in the richest country on Earth are hungry. And the most vulnerable, those receiving food stamps, got even hungrier on November 1st when the program—now called SNAP—was cut by $5 billion nationwide, or about 5.5%. Over … 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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Edward Snowden: American Traitor or Hero?

The world of espionage has been turned on its head a bit by Edward Snowden and his startling revelations. The Obama Administration and most in the government consider him an extraordinary criminal who took treasonous actions against the interests of … Continue reading

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The New Secession Movement

It’s no secret that there have been some pretty stark differences between the Democrats and the Republicans for quite a while now, which has divided and polarized people throughout the country. In some states, in particular those with a Democratic … Continue reading

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How the NSA’s International Spying Has Changed Digital Security Forever

Ever since the first revelations of massive NSA surveillance against U.S. citizens, foreign citizens, companies, governments and even several dozen world leaders were first revealed in June 2013 and the months that followed, the tech and digital security worlds have … Continue reading

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Should Russell Brand Be Taken Seriously?

From actor and musician to the face of revolution, Russell Brand isn’t the first celebrity to jump into politics, but he may be the most extreme. His rants about utopian revolution seem to be getting a lot of attention these … Continue reading

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Texas Abortion Law: What’s All the Fuss?

This past summer, you probably heard about the filibuster led by Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, who stood on the floor for 11 hours to try and stop a controversial Texas anti-choice bill called SB5. What makes a Texas Senator stand for … Continue reading

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Where the Immigration Reform Debate Stands

The national immigration reform debate seems to have phased out for the time being, with the government shutdown and near default on the nation’s debt in October dominating headlines and Congress members’ agendas. Comprehensive immigration reform, however, remains a top … Continue reading

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