Democrats & Liberals

How Car Companies Are Addressing Climate Change

Posted by Magnolia on April 18, 2019 at 11:07 AM

In the light of climate change and the increasing need to make technological advances to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the automobile industry is often a focal point for environmentalists. Even though our current administration has made removing environmental regulations a cornerstone of its platform, the automotive industry is still making green strides. Car companies have recognized the need to evolve and are addressing the threat of global warming head-on with the goal of becoming more sustainable.

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Why Are Millennial HIV Rates on the Rise?

Posted by Magnolia on April 11, 2019 at 1:43 PM

In the mid-1980s and most of the 1990s, HIV/AIDS was a hot topic. Experts went from thinking that it was a disease that only affected gay men to realizing that HIV could affect anyone. They learned that it, in addition to being transmitted through sexual contact, it could be spread via contaminated blood transfusions.

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Why Millennials Are Pushing for the Green New Deal

Posted by jhamilton on April 4, 2019 at 3:42 PM

In the 116th Congress, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts have introduced the Green New Deal, a set of proposed economic stimulus programs that address climate change and economic disparity in the U.S. In essence, it combines Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal economic approach with plans for renewable energy.

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America: Home to Some of the Highest Rates of Infant Mortality in the Developed World

Posted by jhamilton on March 21, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Here's How We Fix It

Babies born in the U.S. are 76 percent more likely to die before their first birthday than in any other of the 20 wealthiest countries in the world, according to a report by Health Affairs.

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Are Global Cybersecurity & the U.S. Economy Inherently Connected?

Posted by Magnolia on March 12, 2019 at 3:14 PM

transformed by recent technological innovations. The United States would not be the same without the opportunities that technology has afforded the world. However, the way global cybersecurity has affected U.S. has been of particular interest.

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Americans Are More Overworked and Underpaid Than Any Workforce in the Industrial World

Posted by jhamilton on March 8, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Around the world, the U.S. is recognized as a nation of hope and opportunity. However, the current state of income inequality and lack of workers' rights are systemic issues caused by decades of lobbying for corporations, a practice recognized by many critics as a form of legal bribery. This has helped establish legislation that limits tax regulation on big businesses and protects corporations from consequences for unethical and questionable actions in the pursuit of expansion.

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For Younger Generations, Homeownership Is Slipping Out of Reach

Posted by jhamilton on February 19, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Buying a home is the largest purchase most people will make in their lives. No matter your age, the decision to purchase a home is a big one, and it often requires strong financial stability to become a reality. For millennials, however, this task is proving to be more difficult to achieve. Today, homeownership among this generation has hit a new low.

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Why Parents and Communities Should Support Teacher Strikes

Posted by jhamilton on February 13, 2019 at 1:03 PM

Teachers of today have more roles, responsibilities, and opportunities than teachers of the past, many of them taking on leadership skills you once expected to see only in principals. These teacher-leader competencies can be boiled down to three core areas: instructional leadership, policy leadership, and teacher association leadership skills. Teachers are coaches and mentors for their students, as well as their peers. They're fronting curriculum teams and finding better, more effective teaching methods. They're creating institutional practices that can be used at other schools, potentially spurring widespread pedagogical advancements. In other words, they're doing at least double what's been expected of them historically but at the same pay.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Taxation: Could Her Plan Work?

Posted by jhamilton on February 7, 2019 at 3:20 PM

Tax reform seems to be on the list of priorities for nearly every candidate for political office. Enter the youngest congresswoman ever elected and internet sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upon entering office proposed a 70 percent top marginal tax rate on the rich, those making over 10 million dollars a year.

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Homeownership: What's the New Normal?

Posted by Magnolia on February 1, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Unless you've been living under a rock, it's hard to argue with the fact that the housing market has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years. From gentrification to the Great Recession and the bursting of the housing bubble, the world of homeownership in the U.S. has certainly had its fair share of ups and downs in recent years. The question is, with all of the flux what does the new face of homeownership look like to the majority of Americans trying to make ends meet in this crazy new world?

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Military Service Increasingly Becomes a Gateway to Higher Educational Access

Posted by jhamilton on January 23, 2019 at 11:48 AM

For many high school students in the United States, embarking on their higher educational journey happens the semester directly after graduation. Recent statistics show, however, that more students are choosing to pursue military service before taking the next steps in their higher educational journey, and it's a number that has only continued to grow. In Massachusetts alone, the share of high school graduates planning to enter the military rose to 2.4 percent in 2012-13.

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No, Millennial Americans Aren't Ruining the Economy

Posted by DanikaK on December 19, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Since millennials began entering the workforce years ago, their spending habits have been a discussion by many pundits. Millennials have been blamed for the collapse of a number of industries and institutions, including marriage, the housing market, casual restaurant dining and the NFL. In some cases, headlines have accused millennials of literally killing everything.

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Americans Are Facing a Workplace Burnout Epidemic

Posted by DanikaK on November 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Workplace burnout has been a growing trend in industries throughout the United States. In fact, a number of American workers, ranging from America's top executives to restaurant workers, now suffer from extreme stress, reporting that their work feels overwhelming for a sustained period of time, leaving them with feelings of apathy and numbness. It's a problem that experts say companies aren't yet prepared to deal with.

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America is in the Midst of a Rural Housing Crisis

Posted by DanikaK on October 30, 2018 at 2:59 PM

For decades, the United States has been in the midst of a housing crisis. Every day, individuals from each and every state struggle to find clean, safe homes and apartments that cost less than 30 percent of their total gross annual income.

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Prioritizing Patient Centered Care in Today's Healthcare System

Posted by DanikaK on October 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM

It's no secret that a majority of people don't enjoy visiting the hospital. In fact, there are multiple studies that back that up.


A 2012 Harvard School of Public Health poll recently found that only half of people who spent any amount of time in a hospital over the course of the year were satisfied with their quality of care. The remaining 50 percent of respondents felt discomfort about mistakes made by staff, poor communication between staff and patients, and feeling that their healthcare provider was unresponsive to their worries and their needs.

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