Republicans and Democrats Against The United States!  by Kelly Price
Mar24

Republicans and Democrats Against The United States! by Kelly Price

We keep hearing the American people  just want the parties to work together and make government function again. A Allstate/National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll finds that surprisingly few Americans who identify with either party think unified government under their own party would make their lives better. Instead, a majority of Americans thinks they would benefit more from “Democrats and Republicans compromising more to solve...

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American Education in Crisis by Kelly D. Price
Mar23

American Education in Crisis by Kelly D. Price

Opinions about the ills of American  education are almost as diverse as the causes of juvenile delinquency. The consequences of this diversity are important, as I’ll discuss in this article. The field of criticism is simply vast; much of it is repetitive. My aim here is to highlight some prominent themes as a foundation for an informed discussion for  concerned citizens. It pays to think critically about the mountain of research and...

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How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults by Gillian B. White
Mar22

How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults by Gillian B. White

When it comes to financial stability, black Americans are often in much more precarious financial situations than white Americans. Their unemployment rate is higher, and so is the level of poverty within the black community. In 2013, the poverty rate among white Americans was 9.6 percent, among black Americans it was 27.2 percent. And the gap between the wealth of white families and black families has widened to its highest levels...

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Children in Prison by Bryan Stevenson
Mar17

Children in Prison by Bryan Stevenson

Across the United States, thousands of children have been sentenced as adults and sent to adult prisons. Nearly 3000 nationwide have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Children as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison, typically without any consideration of their age or circumstances of the offense. EJI argued in the United States Supreme Court that...

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Judge Sentenced for Selling Kids into For-Profit Prison by Jill Bond
Mar16

Judge Sentenced for Selling Kids into For-Profit Prison by Jill Bond

A Pennsylvania judge has been convicted of selling children into prison for cash. The former judge, 61-year old Mark Ciavarella Jr, was sentenced to 30 years for taking money under the table from a developer and jailing thousands of adults and juveniles, some as young as ten. Ciavarella made more than a million dollars selling people into incarceration. Are you outraged? You should be. This occurred in 2011, and in many states we...

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The Truth About The Keystone XL Pipeline by Mike Patton
Mar10

The Truth About The Keystone XL Pipeline by Mike Patton

It seems as though the polarization of the United States is increasing. As issues continue to emerge, the spin is spun and citizens of this once united nation find themselves at odds with neighbors, friends, coworkers and even family. One recent issue involves the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline. In this article, I will dispel the myths and rumors and discuss only the facts. Although I do have an opinion on the matter, which I...

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