The Rise of Private Prisons

Thanks to the total failure of the drug war, issues with immigration, and the problem of mass incarceration in the United States, the topic of private prisons has started to become part of the political conversation, and it’s about time. 

There is no doubt that the United States has some serious issues in its judicial, immigration, and prison system, and these problems have numerous layers.… [Read more]

The Debt Crisis: How College Grads Can Navigate Life After College

Did you know that there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone? Student debt has become such a major issue that it has made its way to the political forefront. The student debt epidemic is scary, but there are ways that students can make it easier on themselves.… [Read more]

Protests Can Result in Injuries – Protect Yourself and Get the Best Settlement Offer

In the current political climate, protests have become more common occurrences. One way to deter forces that inflice violence upon peaceful protestors is to use the rules of the system: a lawsuit.

Have you protested, and then suffered a personal injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence? If so, it’s essential that you do everything you can to get every penny you’re owed, mainly because insurance companies will do their best to give you as small of a claim as possible.… [Read more]

Bringing Sustainability to Rural Cities

While there has been a slight population uptick in recent years, rural America is dwindling. About 46.1 million people, or roughly 14 percent of U.S. residents, called rural and non-metro areas home as of July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Further, 462,000 more people have moved out of rural areas since 2010 than have moved in. 

This downward population trend has small-town communities and rural cities scrambling for ways to attract new residents and reduce migration numbers.… [Read more]

Civil Forfeiture and State-Level Cannabis Programs

It’s been almost 50 years since states began decriminalizing marijuana (Oregon was the first in 1973!), taking the law into their own hands as they recognized federal laws surrounding the drug would take a long time to change. More than two decades ago, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use, another trend that swept across the U.S.… [Read more]

The U.S. Senate’s Vote Could Make A Substantial Difference To Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the effects of Dementia, is receiving a lot of attention from the government and medical bodies alike, as it affects more than 5 million Americans. This makes it one of the costliest diseases and has the power to completely bankrupt Medicare. The U.S. Senate recently approved funding of $425 million towards research, which will hopefully find some cure or management system to alleviate the pressure from medical schemes, while at the same time allowing patients to continue their day-to-day lives independently and with dignity.… [Read more]

Sleep-Deprived Truck Drivers Are Causing Accidents: Can Congress Help?

The trucking industry keeps our world moving with a little over 70% of freight transportation happening in the U.S. alone, according to the American Trucking Association(ATA). With so many goods needing transportation, and so many different businesses depending on these shipments to come in on time for their day-to-day operations, it’s no wonder truck drivers lose sleep trying to stay on schedule. 

In 2017, registered trucks clocked hundreds of billions of miles traveled in transporting goods.… [Read more]

The Effects of Food Insecurity on Society

Imagine going to your local grocery store and not being able to find a vegetable or a piece of fruit. You wander around the aisles, wondering why there isn’t any skim milk, brown rice, or whole grain bread. What will you feed yourself, your family, or your two-year-old? 

In the United States, some consumers live in food deserts, which means they have limited access to affordable, healthy foods.… [Read more]

Keeping Major Highways Safer with Modern Technology

From minor fender benders to severe accidents, there are millions of accidents (many which may go unreported) every year on major highways. The majority of accidents are a result of human error, such as distracted driving, driving too fast, and drunk driving.

From minor fender benders to severe accidents, there are millions of accidents (many which may go unreported) every year on major highways.… [Read more]

The Ultimate Guide to Solar Energy

Wondering what the hype surrounding solar energy is all about? Well, the fact that it’s an infinitely renewable source of energy is enough to make it a trending topic. Simply put; this is one resource that’ll NEVER run out for as long as the sun shines.

But to shed some light on the topic, let’s answer this; what exactly is solar energy?… [Read more]