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How Will We Fix Our Opioid Crisis?

Our country’s problem with opioids has become increasingly urgent. Every year, thousands die from opioid overdose. Drugs classified alongside heroin and fentanyl — including some prescribed painkillers — are making a resurgence, reaching record addiction levels across the nation. New England, the Midwest and Appalachia, in particular, harbor some of the highest rates of opioid addiction and overdose.… [Read more]

The Stats Are In: The Criminal Justice System Needs More Data

You can never truly tell how well a system works if you don’t have the statistics to back it up. Unfortunately, one of the most important systems in the United States is severely lacking in usable data: the criminal justice system. We may know the “what” of crimes, but very little is known on the more important “why.”

At a time where people are demanding more transparency from companies and their government, the call is even stronger when it comes to the criminal justice system.… [Read more]

The UK’s Infrastructure Budget: What Do The Cuts Mean?

Despite once being one of the world’s ‘superpowers’, or indeed ruling over around 23% of the world’s total population, the United Kingdom is now facing some heavy times. Infrastructure budget cuts, political instability, Brexit (and the expected ’buy-out’ fee of £50bn) and financial cuts means that ‘Great Britain’ could now be better known as ‘Alright on a good day Britain’.… [Read more]

5 Common Misconceptions About Prison and What the Truth Really Is

The perspective of a prison warden or guard is quite different than that of the prison inmate. The inmate views prison incarceration negatively, while the warden views it positively. Here, we will examine 5 common misconceptions about prison and we give you the truth.

The Food is Bad

This one might have a hint of truth, but it depends on where you are and the behavior of the inmates.… [Read more]

What is the Divide Between Western and Eastern Republicans?

Although they find common ground on many issues, there are sharp differences between Eastern and Western conservatives. Jacob Weisberg of Slate suggests that Eastern conservatives are more moderate than Western conservatives, and that they are less inclined to take conservative social positions than their counterparts. These conservatives, he says, are inclined to accept the idea of a welfare state.… [Read more]

6 Countries with the Fewest Wars

Certain countries around the world are known for their almost nonexistent war records. Many other countries that are involved in regular military conflicts can learn a lot from these peaceful nations on how to settle disputes without having to go to battle. Here are a few countries in the world that have had the least wars.… [Read more]

The Opioid Crisis Proves Failures in Current Leadership

Ex-DEA whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi recently shocked the nation during an interview with 60 Minutes in which he revealed that America’s opioid crisis exists and is “fueled by” the greedy actions of the pharmaceutical industry and Congress.

“His greatest ire is reserved for the distributors, some of them multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies. They are the middle-men that ship pain pills from manufacturers, like Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson, to drug stores all over the country,” explains 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker.… [Read more]

Gender Pay Gap: Are Female Coaches Paid Less Than Their Male Counterparts?

Despite the 1972 Title IX legislation requiring equal pay in all educational institutions funded by the federal government, the gender pay gap in sports coaching seems to be widening, according to an article earlier this year by the Centre Daily. Not only do female coaches make less money, they also make up less and less of the athletic coaching staff at colleges across the country.… [Read more]

Real Estate Execs Should Not Be in Charge of the Needy

Buying entry-level housing is considered a safe play in the real-estate world because there will always be people who need homes. But what happens when the business play on cheap housing impacts those living below the poverty line? In affluent places like San Francisco, that is precisely what’s going on.

Wealthy executives have the investment know-how to spot a profitable housing investment, and recently, they’ve turned to non-profit housing operations as a source of income.… [Read more]

The Aftermath of Hurricanes That We Don’t Always Think About

2017 has already delivered two hurricanes that made national news, and with weather patterns only expected to become more extreme, there’s a chance we’ll face more of the same before storm season ends.

Powerful winds and flood tides can leave local infrastructure in a sad state, and with the crumbling state of much of our country’s infrastructure as is, this is severely impactful.… [Read more]

How White-Collar Crime Affects More Than Just the Criminals

White collar crime prosecution has become a focus on many law enforcement agencies recently, especially since the recession and housing market collapse highlighted how pervasive and damaging this problem can be. White collar crime refers to any type of nonviolent and financially motivated crime, often committed by government and business professionals. These crimes can have a widespread impact, affecting more than just the perpetrators. … [Read more]

How You Can Support a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Since US President Trump’s election last year, American anxiety has spiked. More adults (particularly those who identify as liberal) are complaining about frequent migraines, stomach aches, sleep problems, and weight fluctuations; all classic physical manifestations of extreme stress and anxiety. A similar spike in hate rhetoric, racist sentiment, and hate violence is believed to be at very least related, according to The Daily Dot.… [Read more]

We Owe Our Children More Than Our Schools Can Give Them

My heart breaks for American students. There is no good answer to the question of how to navigate our education system. Public schools are suffering, private schools are inaccessible to many, and those who make it to university walk out with so much debt it’s a wonder they make ends meet.

That’s only if they make it there.… [Read more]

Ways for You to Let People Know about Your Business in the Current Economic Environment

The current economy is sound, still enjoying the positive changes that took place during the Obama administration. But that doesn’t mean the businesses that are prospering should rest easy. In business, it’s never a good idea to just sit back and wait for people to come to you. Instead, you should constantly be on the lookout for ways to attract new customers.… [Read more]

When is the Spread of AIDS Expected to End?

In the United States, HIV/AIDS has much less of a frightening stigma than it did in the 1980s. With education, prevention, testing, and more treatment options available, HIV/AIDS is normalized to the point that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) can remain virtually non-impacted. As more is done to de-stigmatize, educate, and treat, the instances of HIV/AIDS decrease.… [Read more]

Justice For Veterans: How To Move Forward After Combat

New recruits in the military are stripped of everything they know, handed a gun, and trained to defend freedom and justice for their country. But when they return home, and are possibly looking towards retirement, the benefits they’re promised may come up short, or can be difficult to obtain.

There is a dire need for social justice for veterans.… [Read more]

Is Single-Payer the Answer to Our Broken Health Care System?

The current state of health care in the U.S. is broken. Between the issues that arose with Obamacare and the mostly defunct ideas behind Trumpcare, the average American finds the system overwhelming and confusing. Neither one of these programs is ideal. It’s obvious that we need a better solution as quickly as possible.

Embracing the Single-Payer Platform

Many experts support the concept of the single-payer health care system.… [Read more]

Ways To Instantly Improve Client Communication: Help for Organizations

Clients are at the cornerstone of your organization – whether your clients are customers or the taxpaying public. They give you money and keep your numbers soaring high, or they are owed services as part of your constituency. It makes sense that you’re consistently trying to impress them and connect with them on a deeper level.… [Read more]

Music Education Provides Hope as it Sharpens Education Skills

The benefits of good school music education programs can end up becoming pervasive throughout all aspects of our society and make a positive difference. Studies have shown that students exposed to high quality music education programs exhibit positive traits like better language development, especially in children ages two through nine. The skills required to learn music use the left side of the brain, the area that is involved with processing and learning language.… [Read more]

Worst Roads in the USA: Which States Are in Need of Updated Infrastructure?

During last November’s national election in the United States, then candidate Trump campaigned on a platform which promised to initiate infrastructure repairs and refurbishment on a massive scale. Although the U.S. has enjoyed a well-developed interstate system since the days of the Eisenhower Administration, today highways, tunnels, and bridges in many places display the impact of decades of heavy use.… [Read more]