Archive for November, 2012

Source: Tax Credits

The Impact of Unemployment on the 2012 Election

A recent poll taken by Gallup finds that over 70% of Americans believe that economic problems, ranging from unemployment and deficit spending to taxes and income inequality, are the biggest issues facing the nation today. When it comes to the 2012 election, it seems the economy is by far the […]

by · November 5, 2012 · United States
This graph shows the US government's debt as a percentage of GDP from the past 30 years. Source: LibertyUSArocks

How to Handle the Deficit

What do Congressmen and the Kardashians have in common? Having spouses that are trophy wives might be one thing, but more importantly is that both spend a ton of money. However, while the Kardashians seem to make endless money by doing nothing, US policy makers cannot make money for the […]

by · November 4, 2012 · Features and Opinion, United States
Source: California High Speed Rail Authority

Victory for High Speed Rail

On July 6th this year, the California Senate approved the first major chunk of funding for the state’s high-speed rail project, allocating $2.6 billion dollars in state bonds towards the controversial construction. In a 21-16 vote, the Democrat-led Senate secured $2.6 billion dollars for the initial construction stages of the […]

by · November 2, 2012 · California
Teachers from Chicago Public Schools left classrooms and shut down schools for several days to protest for fair pay. Source: BLPerk

Chicago Teachers’ Strike

While Bellarmine students were slowly getting into the routine of a new school year, almost 400,000 students in Chicago could not have been facing more contrasting prospects. The entire city’s school district, one of the largest in the nation, remained at a virtual standstill as a result of the Chicago […]

by · November 1, 2012 · United States
Protesters convene in Tahrir Square at the height of the Egyptian Revolution in February 2011. Source: Jonathan Rashad

The Arab Spring

Fruit. Ironically, the food group that grows during the spring happens to be the spark that started the Arab Spring, possibly the most significant events in recent times in the international community. Mohammad Bouazizi was a 26 year old fruit salesman in Tunisia. He, like many other young men and […]

by · November 1, 2012 · World
Unrestrained consumption of resources is polluting the environment and destroying the world for future generations. Source: Mikaelm Miettinen

The Need to Conserve

I leave the water on when I’m brushing. I use AC, I take long showers, and I don’t recycle as much as I should. In spite of all these things, I’m still a huge proponent of dealing with climate change. The reason is that climate change, if left unnoticed, is […]

by · November 1, 2012 · Features and Opinion, World