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How To Get Ahead in Your Political Pursuit

Politics plays a crucial role in society. Its importance makes people like you want to get involved. The problem is, being a successful politician takes skill and resources. Since it can be difficult to make it in the political field, the process might be intimidating, especially for newcomers.

If you’re hoping to get into politics, you have to go in prepared.… [Read more]

How Solar Energy Is Becoming More Accessible

Studies show that in the last decade, solar use has increased at an average annual growth rate of 49% and continues to rise. Under President Biden’s new administration that has already had press conferences in which climate change has been a central point, more discussion on non-coal forms of energy can be expected.

How can citizens get involved in halting damage to the environment and slowing climate change?… [Read more]

Why Destigmatizing Medicaid is So Important

Public health insurance, which includes both Medicare and Medicaid, covered 34.4% of the American population in 2018. Even with those numbers, there’s still a strong stigma against receiving public health coverage.

Unfortunately, this stigma keeps millions of Americans from seeking — and receiving — the health care they need. People aren’t willing to go to the doctor because they have to admit they use Medicaid or Medicare, and they feel shame about it.… [Read more]

What Defunding the Police Really Means

The last several months have been tense, to put it mildly. Alongside the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several high profile examples of police brutality against Black victims. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained additional energy and attention, with protests continuing across the planet.    

One concept that is gaining traction as a solution to the continued oppressive, racially prejudiced actions of law enforcement personnel is the defunding of police forces.… [Read more]

The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Nature Crisis

The bitter reality has sunk in by now; the world is well aware that we do not live in the same world as we used to almost a year ago. The Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, from the delivery of services to the way we interact with each, everything is different. On the other hand, it has also had disastrous effects on the healthcare industry, the economy, and has claimed hundreds of lives around the world.… [Read more]

When Companies Move Their Business Overseas

The “Great Recession” of 2008 left no one untouched. Many people held their breath as their co-workers were laid off and hoped they weren’t next. They lost their homes, cars, and savings. Companies struggled to stay afloat and to take care of their employees, sometimes having no option but to close.

One company in the northwest, Micron, was no exception – but it hits close to home.… [Read more]

Polarized Nation: So…What Can We Do?

In a nation so polarized, there are outpourings of concern on social media and between friends during everyday life. It is natural for us to seek the like-mindedness of our friends and colleagues during these tumultuous times.

Carrying on this way can be comforting at first, but we have to consider the question, “what can we do to actually make a difference?”… [Read more]

Where in America is the Workforce Getting Most Neglected?

The United States are made up of an entire network of mini-economies. Every city, state, and town operates in accordance to its own functional, sustainable economy, including industry, business, and of course, the workforce. In many places all over America, the workforce is now dwindling, fading to be forgotten as a footnote in the United States’ economic crisis.… [Read more]

Mental Illness Can Be a Real Disability, So Shut Up

When a child is born with a disability, do we brush it off as an illusion? Do we insist that it’s just a weakness or deficiency in character? Of course not! So why does society’s thinking change when that disability, instead of twisting the body, is a mental illness? If you know someone who thinks mental illness isn’t a “real” disability, let’s talk.… [Read more]

Let’s Tour Some Prisons

When it comes to serving time in prison, one’s experience will vary greatly depending on where they are incarcerated. For example, prisons in U.S., Canada, or Europe are generally better than prisons in Russia, China, or South America. About 50% of all prisoners worldwide are being held in the U.S., China, and Russia.

Russia
  • A 2013 audit reported women prisoners were forced to work 14 hours a day.
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