Interview with Congressman Jim McGovern

Please note that this is not part of our ongoing series on education. On October 25th, 2019, we interviewed Congressman James “Jim” McGovern, the U.S. House of Representatives member representing Massachusetts’s 2nd Congressional District. He currently serves as the chair of the House Rules Committee, the committee responsible for the rules under which bills may be presented to the House …

The United States Government Needs to Address the Student Debt Crisis

About the author: Jenny Chen is a liberal independent college student who is passionate about education reform and funding for K-12 public schools as well as affordable higher education options. She is a competitive debater, a political science major at Providence College, and an aspiring civil rights attorney. She can be found on Twitter at @jennychen8601. On June 13th, 2019, …

The Education Series

One of the most significant issues of our time concerns one of our oldest and most renown institutions: quality K-12 education.  In the day of Horace Mann, “The Great Educator,” America shined as a beacon of educational opportunity and progress. Followed by countless educational reformers, Mann fueled a movement on the belief that all people deserve access to quality public …

UBI: What every American should know

UBI (Universal Basic Income) is one of the more progressive outlooks I support. Essentially, it’s a guaranteed paycheck from the government to all citizens. This payback system would simplify welfare tremendously. The funds could be as little 11,770 for a single American per annum. Simply put, this would keep every American above the poverty line (provided they spend their UBI …

The Business End of a Gun – How to enact gun control in the United States

About the author:David Consiglio, Jr. is a school teacher and political activist. He is the founder of the online blog War Donkey, which can be found at quora.com/q/war-donkey. In 1964, The Surgeon General of the United States published a pivotal report¹ ​laying out the hazards of smoking on human health. At that time, over 40% of adult Americans smoked.² About 40% …

Are we underestimating overfishing?

Human obsession with the fishing industry has sparked unforeseen consequences in oceans worldwide. With modern fisheries spanning every corner of our oceans, the depletion of worldwide fish populations was disaster waiting to strike. 70% of fish stocks are being overused or are completely depleted. An ever-growing human population coupled with our basic need for protein has led us here: utter …

Greek Elections

On July 7th 2019, Greece’s New Democracy party returned to power after 4 years with a sweeping victory in the recent parliamentary elections. New Democracy (also known as ND) is a center-right, pro-EU, classical liberal party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s new Prime Minister. Mitsotakis has replaced Alexis Tsipras, leader of the democratic socialist, alter-globalist, populist party Syriza, which suffered …

Sudan: Update

Written by Kash Jain, founder, 7/17/2019 In the past month, the Northeast African country of Sudan has been trapped in a bitter power struggle between its people and the Authoritarian government (the region’s current dictatorship replaced President Omar al-Bashir upon his overthrow this past April).  Sudan’s military government clashed with countless citizens vying for democratic rule, ultimately leading to the …

Welcome

In a society plagued with a laundry list of social issues, corrupt organizations, and a slew of extremism on both sides of the aisle, it’s no secret that American politics are…messy. Over the past few years, we have become a country more at odds with itself than ever before. Bipartisan affairs have become a matter of neighbor against neighbor, friend …