The Affect Of Patriot Act Provisions On Your Privacy

On Oct. 26, 2001, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act, a controversial bill aimed at enhancing the United States’ ability to record, analyze and thwart terrorism before it occurs. Enacted just six weeks after the September 11 attacks, some argue that the bill was rushed into effect and potentially compromises many Americans’ constitutional rights. Others …

2016 Election Financial Bio: Rick Santorum

Campaign On This gave you a quick bio and campaign finance background on Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, and Democrats Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders who are seeking the nomination for president in 2016. When you thought the race couldn’t get more crowded, there officially is a new contender. …

2016 Election Financial Bio: Bernie Sanders

Campaign On This gave you a quick bio and campaign finance background on Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham, who are seeking the nomination for president in 2016. Now there is competition for Hillary Clinton as well. Bernie Sanders, an Independent senator from South Vermont, has officially announced that …

2016 Election Financial Bio: Lindsey Graham

Campaign On This gave you a quick bio and campaign finance background on Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee, who are seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Now another United States senator has thrown his hat into the race: Lindsey Graham from South Carolina. Senator Graham served in the U.S. …

Minimum Wage: Good Intentions Or Bad Policy?

Since its creation in 1938, the federal minimum wage has been a highly debated topic. At its peak in 1968, workers earned $1.60 per hour (equivalent to $11.80 in 2015. The minimum wage has experienced increases and inflation-induced declines ever since. NCSL reports that the current federal minimum wage is set at $7.25, but have …

2016 Election Financial Bio: Hillary Clinton

Campaign On This has already given you the financial bios of Republican Senators’ Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. Click on their names to check out their campaign finance information. The next nominee we will be providing a campaign finance background and quick bio on is running in the Democratic Primary. Former First Lady, …

Full-Time Employment Is Still Not As Healthy As It Was

As of February, America has nearly 121 million full time workers and 3 million more nonfarm workers now than it did at the start of the recession. But the number of Americans working full-time still isn’t quite back to that figure’s pre-recession high. This chart is a look at the number of Americans who say …

The Truth of Unemployment

If you turn on the news and unemployment is the topic of discussion, you may hear how the unemployment rate is below 6%. Considering recent past rates, this is a low number. However, this measurement of the unemployment rate is misleading because it overlooks the suffering of the long-term unemployed, as well as those who are …

The Unknown Debt Held By The American Public

$12,779,877,000,000 This is the debt that WE as Americans hold… 14 figures and counting. Think that is enough? We all know not to allow debt to pile up on our credit card. Yes, sometimes we miss a payment, but we make payments as soon as we can. Now think of someone who continuously piles up debt. Instead …

Cost of College: Literally An Arm and a Leg

Any recent college graduate will most likely tell you that they enjoyed their journey through college. They will go into stories of their favorite classes, a crazy professor, or a social event with their friends that they may or may not remember. What these grads may not want to discuss is the student-loan debt they …