Voter Fraud: Urban Myth or Real Problem?

  In America the right to vote is an action of democracy as much as it is a symbol freedom. One vote for one citizen is not just a rule but an expression of voice. But the thought of the public’s voice being muted and those in power able to control the results is downright …

Have Our Methods of Polling Become Obsolete?

  Every election year, America’s attention turns to politics. With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton furiously campaigning across the nation America becomes very interested in who’s leading in the polls. Polls, otherwise known as opinion polls, are simply surveys of the public in order to see which candidate would receive more votes on Election Day. …

Drug Testing Welfare Applicants: An Expensive Waste of Time

A single parent tosses and turns early in the morning, sleeping little from the night before. Anxiety has flooded their mind with doubt as unpaid bills are piling up. Even with a job, the task of supporting the family has not gotten any easier. They lay in bed staring at the ceiling racking their brain …

Coming to America: The State of Immigration

Immigration is a topic that America is very familiar with. It is ingrained in the history of our country and remains a heavily debated subject in politics, especially with the Presidential election coming up. Many Americans have a wide variety of views when it comes to how immigrants, both illegal and legal, and how they …

America’s Economy: Strong but Still Weak

A constant topic in most political discussions is the state of the U.S. economy. It is something America is constantly analyzing by comparing internationally with other countries as well as domestically. 7 years after the recession the economy has somewhat rebounded, but we are still recovering. By analyzing different aspects of America’s performance in international …

America’s Unemployment Rate: Interviewing Half The Problem

The U-3 unemployment rate for the month of June has hit an 8 year low at 4.9%. Based on this data alone many Americans see this as progress with the job market improving and giving more people an opportunity to work. The “official unemployment rate” (U-3) according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, is …

Money: The Scapegoat for an American Education

Education has been a major concern to the American people for a long time. A large emphasis is placed on how American students are performing in the classroom, and when their scores or graduation rates are down the country looks for a reason why.  More often than not, the most common reason offered is that …

The Possible Effects of The Philadelphia Soda Tax

Whether you call it “pop”, “cola” or just plain “soda” it will be more expensive to purchase in Philadelphia come January 1st 2017. Recently, Philadelphia has passed the Soda Tax which will tax every ounce of soda by 1 and ½ cents. This tax will add $0.18 to every 12 oz. can, $0.30 to every …

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. …