Are Duty-to-Retreat Laws Fair?

Currently, only 17 states require would-be victims of violent crime to retreat before using force in self-defense. In its most basic form, these laws state that if you are threatened with deadly force you are not allowed to use force in self defense unless all other options (namely retreat) are unavailable. Rather than fight, you have to retreat to...

Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

There was a time when yelling “fire” in a crowded theater was the only form of speech not protected by the first amendment. Free speech sits right there next to freedom of religion, the freedom to peacefully assemble and a free press as among our most inalienable rights. Recently, however, many believe our first amendment rights have come under...

How an Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Small Businesses

Ever since the depths of the Great Recession and the collapse of the housing market, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at close to zero. Those artificially low interest rates were designed to spark a wave of hiring, encourage investments and give home buyers greater confidence and lower mortgage payments.   For the most part, the actions of the Federal...

An Overview of What Donaldcare Could Entail

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Democrats, Republicans, and political independents are all anxious to see what the future holds for the health care system in the United States. Newly elected President Donald Trump has already stated that there will be tweaks, if not an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Trump believes that elected representatives should get rid of the individual mandate because...

Your Guide to Getting a Job in Politics

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Pursuing a career in politics requires a great deal of knowledge and determination. While there are many who might have what it takes to succeed in the political job market, it can often be difficult to figure out where to start. If you are interested in politics, you'll want to consider taking some of the actions listed below. There...

Fantastic Fiction, or Foretelling the Future – 5 Orwellian Predictions That Have Come True

In 1949 George Orwell's troubling portrayal of a dystopian future for society was published. From the moment 1984 landed on bookstore shelves in the mid-20th century, his vivid depiction of a strange and unusual time perplexed and enthralled millions of avid readers. As our society evolved, many of Orwell's fantastic prognostications began to raise eyebrows. Here are five rather intriguing...

Security Laws You Should Know About

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Protecting your home and family is more than a responsibility — it is your right as a citizen. Fortunately, modern technology makes keeping your home and family safe more effective and convenient than ever before. There are safeguards for securing firearms, reinforcements for doors and locks, and, of course, security systems. But in order to utilize these resources, however,...

How to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC

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How to get Inauguration Tickets Inauguration tickets are assigned a month ahead to congressional districts via members of the House of Representatives or US Senate. You may contact your senator or house representative to get tickets to the main event. Washington DC currently expects 800,000-900,000 people to attend the historic inaugural event. While most of these people are there to cheer...

Minimum Wage: Comparing Its Creation to the Present Day

Current news and politics are filled with discussion on the minimum wage. Most of the talk concerns raising the minimum wage to a level where the average person making minimum wage is making a living wage. When considering changes to minimum wage, it’s helpful to examine its history, original purpose and how it has changed over the decades. Creation of...

How to Get a Government Job In New Trump Adminstration

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The Trump Administration Is Now Hiring Are you a skilled and educated worker who dreams of working a government job in finance, national security, or foreign service? President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team are looking for you. Experience and loyalty to the republican party may be your ticket to working in the soon to be drained swamp known as...

5 Reasons the Federal Minimum Wage Needs to Increase

For several years, Americans have debated whether or not Congress should vote to increase the federal minimum wage. Effective July 24, 2009, it rose to $7.25 per hour. Consider five important reasons to increase the minimum hourly wage for employees in the United States now: 1. Minimum Wage Has Not Kept Pace With The Cost of Living Index Unfortunately, the federal...

What is the New Hampshire Right to Work Law?

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State government officials are in a quandary over the decision of whether or not to adopt Right-to-Work legislation. For a decade, lawmakers remained at odds over the bill. Governor Chris Sununu believes Right-to-Work “gives employees once and for all the flexibility they deserve in the workplace.” He hopes the legislation would attract new companies to the state and improve...

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What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

Trump's tax reform plan is touted as the biggest attempt at reform since Reagan was in office. While critics denounce Trump's plan, saying that...

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How Wrongful Death Lawsuits Impact Families

Families are impacted daily by wrongful deaths. An individual may be working and, due to the negligence of another, an accident can ensue causing...