How Will The Republicans Replace Obamacare?

There are relatively few laws that passed during President Obama's administration that were as controversial as the Affordable Care Act. The Act, widely called ObamaCare, was a compromise that made few people happy. It was a step to close to universal healthcare for Republicans, yet a bill that was too far away from single-payer health care for Democrats. During...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why You Need A One Year Food Storage Supply

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Why Storing a Year's Supply of Food May be a Good Idea The current political situation in the United States has shaken some people to the core. Hillary Clinton supporters who were certain she would win the election are doing everything they can to disrupt the Trump administration and cause chaos. The media is engulfed in fear-mongering and desperate to sell the...

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...

What is Trump’s Tax Reform Plan?

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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 it will increase national debt and only benefit the rich, Trump's plan actually has something for everyone. Trump's plan promises to kill the estate tax, also known as the "death tax." Trump feels that inheritance money...

Long-Term Effects of DUI/DWI Conviction

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Thanks to public education campaigns, most people are aware of the immediate impact of a DUI/DWI conviction. Someone found guilty of a DUI will face a driver's license suspension, fines, jail time, and the installation of an ignition interlock device in their car. However, fewer people are aware of the long-term consequences of a DUI, which can damage one’s...

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 Betsy DeVos Could Fix America’s Broken Education System

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President Trump's controversial pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, may actually hold the key to revolutionizing America's educational system. Her selection is an obvious means to accomplish Trump's campaign promise to provide $20 billion in funding to school choice programs. The big question is how is this program likely to pan out, and what will DeVos particular vision for...

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

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7 Things You Never Knew About South Africa

(Image Source: CapetownVillas.net) South Africa lies on the southernmost tip of Africa. It is the second most visited country on the continent. There is so...

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What Do I Need to Be a Contractor?

You’ve got the skills and the experience, so it might be time to break out on your own. But, it can be...