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The NFL Has Fumbled the Ball

I used to enjoy the NFL back in the day. It was the glory days of the league, where institutions and mythologies were established. Now these institutions have become nothing more than a huge stable of cash cows.
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The Robin Hood Tax

Taking hold in the form of a U.S. bill is the "Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013" (HR 1579), the so-called Robin Hood tax, which promises to reverse the fleecing that's occurred over the last several decades here in America

Fear and Mental Health in the Military

Mental health in the military is a serious, but too often ignored issue in the United States. The overstretched nature of our military has left our soldiers strained, and from this strain we've seen a rise in those who take their own lives.
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The Delusions of the American Dream

The American Dream is a foregone delusion. There has been a sustained shift of wealth, out of the hands of the many (the middle class) and into the few (the incredibly, disgustingly rich). This is the big picture that is the umbrella, the parentheses that encompass our societal and cultural problems.

Imagine You’re Homeless

Is it so hard to imagine? A string of tough luck and you lose your job, your house, your support... and you're living on the street. You don't have a car, let alone any money or food. All you have is your life and the clothes on your back. How would you cope?

Moral Monday Marches in NC

There's a storm brewing in North Carolina and it might warrant a greater category than has yet been measured. But this isn't a hurricane, it's a social movement. A growing group of citizens has been gathering to protest the actions of state Republicans who have been enacting policies that benefit a small contingency of privileged individuals.

Surprise, You’re Dead! Just Kidding…

Last Friday, some folks at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Oregon pulled a surprise drill on a group of teachers. Two masked men burst into a teachers meeting (kids were not present at school that day) and started shooting. Sure, they shot blanks and nobody was physically injured, but there are greater repercussions here.

Blue Balls, Bruised Testicles or Epididymal Hypertension?

At Mountain View High School in Mountain View, California, there appears to be a movement to assault free speech in the name of decency. To trumpet standards of behavior at the risk of true education

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK did not identify himself with either of the two leading parties. He existed outside of the political ideology. He was more of a pacifist, and an idealist, than a democrat or a republican