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...

It’s a Trap! Was National Guard Deportation Force Memo Designed to Catch WH Leaks?

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Today's headlines stoked the fears every progressive news outlet was waiting for. Mass deportations by President Trump carried out by the National Guard. This is all the proof they need to demonstrate how right they were about Trump being an anti-immigrant racist. The story is perfect for their narrative, thousand of National Guard troops would be called upon to...

The Quick List of Prisoners’ Rights

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According to the US Bureau of Justice, over 2 million adults are currently detained in the country’s prisons. And the more people we have incarcerated, the higher we see statistics of inmate abuse and prison neglect. Criminals do not give up all of their rights when they become imprisoned — they actually have several rights to protect them from...

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 Investments are the Best Options for Your First IRA?

If you have just opened your first IRA, then congratulations! You have just taken an important step toward securing your financial future. An IRA (which stands for "individual retirement account") is merely a vehicle that facilitates retirement savings with favorable tax treatment. If you are doing a self-directed IRA, then you most likely still need to select the individual...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Traffic Laws Getting Too Draconian?

Since the first vehicles carried the first people from one location to a new destination, safety has been a concern for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. According to Bachus & Schanker, even when nobody is hurt, the financial consequences of an accident can be devastating. Laws and restrictions have been put in place to help protect all of us. Lately...

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(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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How to Shield a Vacation Home from Estate Taxes

When we die, we can’t take anything with us. All or our worldly possessions are left behind. Unfortunately, we can’t just leave...