Category: Politics

Why Trump’s Election Win is a Good Thing

President Trump has been in office for over 100 days. Since he has passed that milestone (which many decry as a horrible way to measure the progress of a new administration), the barrage of criticism has only grown. Much of the negative press is…

Has the Two Party System Done More Harm Than Good?

Despite the elections being over, the country still appears to be embroiled in political disputes concerning President-Elect Trump and how the system to elect the President of the United States needs revamping. In an earlier article, we analyzed the Electoral College System. This time,…

Is the Electoral College Still Relevant?

The dust has settled and the new President of the United States will be Republican candidate, Donald Trump. This result left many Americans, as well as people across the world, dumbfounded. Even some Trump supporters did not believe their candidate could really win the…

Should the US Resume Oil Exports?

A fact that many people do not know is that the US has not exported crude oil since 1975, when Congress banned the act. The reason back then was that domestic reserves where becoming depleted due to the 1973 Arab embargo. But that was…

Study on the Public Opinion of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Proposed Increase in the Minimum Wage

The following is a research project conducted to determine how those businesses most affected by an increase to the national minimum wage feel about President Obama’s proposal from a few months ago. After the Executive Summary and Report, please find the Questionnaire used as well…

Raising the Minimum Wage

There has been quite a lot of chatter recently concerning a raise in the minimum wage. Discussion has increased since President Obama’s State of the Union Address this past Tuesday, where he called for a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 (the current…

China vs Japan: A Story of Nationalism and Old Rivalries

Anyone following world events will have noticed that there continues to be a growing tension in East Asia. The conflict predominantly stems from the rivalry between China and Japan; a rivalry that has stretched back centuries. Recent headlines concerning the conflict are centered on…

James Howell Comments – New Jersey Bridge Scandal

What effects could this have on Governor Chris Christie’s office and rumored run for election in 2016?

U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street Violence

Originally posted on CBS Chicago:
(CBS) — Chicago’s new U.S. attorney pledged Thursday to do his share in the war against inner-city crime. Zachary Fardon made himself available for reporters’ questions, hours after Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent talked about their own crime-fighting…

Is East Asia Stoking the Fire Towards Major Global Conflict?

    Conflict in East Asia, specifically between China and Japan, continues to escalate. A major focus of the conflict seems to be territorial disputes over a small chain of island, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan bought the the privately held islands…