One of the most prevalent theories in creating safer neighborhoods is the “broken windows theory” which suggests that cleaner and nicer looking neighborhoods deter crime. It’s a notion that’s been integrated into modern policing, but promoting responsible behavior is something the whole community needs to take part in. Healthy communities require vigilance and civic pride. These four tips for promoting safer neighborhoods draw deeply from the broken windows policy.… [Read more]
Perhaps an obvious answer, but a political science degree continues to be a great choice for students wanting to be involved in government.… [Read more]
More than two years have passed since the water contamination problems in Flint, Michigan, first came to light. From neurotoxins to high lead levels, this drinking water issue will surely become a mandatory topic of research for college students who are pursuing a masters of in emergency management or even an environmental law degree.
With thousands of children exposed to dangerous lead levels, the Flint water crisis has been cited of an example of how poor city management can lead to a series of catastrophic failures.… [Read more]
One of the more common excuses for not heading to the polls on Election Day is “my vote doesn’t count”. Many see voting as a waste of time that has no impact on anything that happens in terms of policy. And the large amounts of money flowing into campaigns these days does little to dissuade citizens of this notion.… [Read more]
You remember the stress all too well. You can almost recreate the sense of dread you felt as you studied well into the night, and still feel the jitters of sitting in that hard wooden desk waiting for your teacher to hand you several sheets of paper filled with question after question. And now your child has to suffer through the same experience.… [Read more]
Immigration reform has been a hot topic in the year leading up to the 2016 presidential elections. Every major presidential candidate has made explicit remarks regarding their stance on the issue of immigration and naturalization within the United States. Some have supported more openness in immigration policies, while others have appealed to the masses for a need to reduce immigration and make it more difficult to reach to US.… [Read more]
In very recent history, an individual’s right to bear arms has become a hot topic of debate. The Second Amendment is commonly quoted in order to argue the individual’s rights, but when the Second Amendment was first conceptualized this individualistic rights approach was far from the contemporary interpretation. Originally the meaning behind the highly debated phrase was interpreted to apply strictly to those involved in militia service especially after the rebellion.… [Read more]
Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats in our country today, notes the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to having a negative impact on consumer safety, cybercrime can hurt our economic prosperity.
Fortunately, a variety of government agencies are working hard to make sure to protect us from cybercrime. From local law enforcement to national organizations, steps are in place to protect us from online scammers.… [Read more]
It seems in the aftermath of the recent economic crash a lot of states having begun reversing their policies on gambling in order to combat their budget constraints and expand the amount of money they pull in from taxation.
Online gambling and slot machines in lottery halls are common sight across the UK and other European countries, in fact you can visit a website like paypal-casinos.co and within minutes you’ll be playing a slot game.… [Read more]
I wondered about political feelings and attitudes during my recent break. On the right, we have the radical way of thinking being pushed (and mostly financed) by corporations and many wealthy people whose goals are not what their followers believe. Corporations and other moneyed interests will tell you “No”, they believe the government must be small and stay away from businesses.… [Read more]
Gun ownership is the only thing that stands between us innocent citizens and a government with the potential to turn tyrannical at any moment—or so the gun lobby would have you believe.
As the argument usually goes, the citizenry needs access to semi-automatic and automatic weapons in order to protect itself if the government decides to violently subjugate its own people.… [Read more]
Work: it’s what we do to eat. It’s where we meet most of the people we know when we first move to a new place. It’s where we spend most of our hours awake, and sometimes sleep there when we’re tired and nod off behind the computer. We are the one country that people from other nations think that, “lives to work.”
What happened to that? … [Read more]
So it’s Valentine’s Day, and even though you totally decided last week that you LOURVEE [GOP primary candidate] and totally want to go steady with him, you just were too busy and forgot to get the Valentine’s chocolates/card/Super PAC you meant to. Now all you can imagine is him sitting at home alone chugging caviar-covered Haagen Daaz (or whatever rich people eat), sobbing bitterly and ruminating on those sad, sad Elementary years when Joanie McAmerica would pass them by for the older, cooler candidates.… [Read more]