The opioid crisis in the United States of America is showing no signs of slowing down and it is imperative that further steps be taken to stymie its progress through communities across the US. The biggest problem with the opioid crisis is that there is no one single clear solution to the issue as there are many factors that contribute to the crisis.… [Read more]
It’s undeniable: education has a massive influence on a person’s ability to move through the world. It dictates the jobs that people go on to have. The higher the level of education, the more important these jobs generally become. It’s no surprise, then, that more and more people are choosing to go to college.
Of course, a degree is far from easy to attain.… [Read more]
With much of the country on an extended coronavirus-related ‘lockdown’, more time than ever is being spent online. Inaction by the Trump administration and a campaign of false information has resulted in a need to sift through information on the internet, particularly as physical locations from which to gather information have been closed to the public.… [Read more]
With the influx of recent headlines featuring China, considered to be ground zero of coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that the county’s recycling policies are effectively changing the world. Once the world’s top importer of recyclables, China slowed down its efforts to purchase recycled waste in 2018. The result has been massive trash pileups in wealthy, developed nations including Australia, the U.K.,… [Read more]
Living off the grid, which involves not being connected to a city’s water supply or electricity from a utility company, is growing in popularity. Depending on where you live, local and state government may support off-grid living, or zoning regulations may make disconnecting from public water and utilities a crime. However, there are good reasons why states should support off-grid living.… [Read more]
If the current coronavirus pandemic is leaving you feeling uncertain about your financial future, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced a lack of work as a result of the spread of COVID19, and the self-employed are experiencing a lack of business during a time where they would usually be doing well. Nobody’s exactly sure what’s going to happen in the near future or just how long it’s going to last.… [Read more]
As of 2017, there were 47 million seniors over the age of 65 in the U.S. The “baby boomer” generation makes up a large part of that and is constantly changing the face of the workforce in the country. About 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age each day.
While many seniors live perfectly happy and healthy lives, it can be harder when the aging process starts to have a dramatic impact.… [Read more]
Progressives in the US have done a good job of presenting a united front on many domestic issues affecting America today. From Medicare for All to a wholesale rebalancing of the US economy, progressives of all stripes are in broad agreement about what these policies should look like in practice.
When it comes to foreign policy, however, progressives have been less concrete in their proposals.… [Read more]
With so much talk about traditional healthcare coverage, many people tend to forget that it doesn’t usually cover select services like dental or vision. Many progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders push for healthcare to be known as a human right, as it is necessary to survival. However, an important issue that needs to be resolved when discussing healthcare is: does dental count?… [Read more]
According to the most recent democratic primary poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal, Joe Biden is favored to win the democratic nomination over Bernie Sanders. According to the most recent democratic primary poll from Politico, Joe Biden is favored by 56 percent of those surveyed, with Sanders following at 38 percent. And according to various polling sources, there’s a startlingly high chance you were not included in either of these polls.… [Read more]