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Cascadia Apocalypse

Why government agencies and local communities must do more to prepare for the "really big one."

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Student Loans at 8.5%: A Government Created Crisis

This past Friday, May 25, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an orthodontist who currently has over $1 million in student loan debt.  Dr. Mike Meru, the orthodontist, pays over $1,500 per month, but in about two decades, his balance is expected to balloon to $2 million.  His original principal balance was $601,506. …

The Best Mama Hip-Hop Music

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there.  Although today may be one of those holidays arbitrarily set on a random Sunday in May (you should be thankful for your mother everyday), it is a good opportunity to take a step back and be grateful.  When I think of mothers generally (not necessarily…

Baseball is Back Baby!

Yes, baseball is back.  Finally.  While we wait for the warm spring weather to thaw the frozen tundra still present across much of the northeastern United States, at least baseball is here to give us hope.  Summer will arrive.  Warm days are around the corner. PolisPandit wrote about the beauty of baseball back in 2015.  If…

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Guns: Can America Finally Address this Epidemic?

Already in 2018, there have been more than a dozen school shootings in the United States.  We are only in March. In November 2017, a little over a month after the Las Vegas shooting, we asked "Where is the Outrage?  A Call to End America's Gun Epidemic."  Even though almost 60 people died in that…

Gun Regulation? No, 2018 Starts with a Shutdown

We predicted this two months ago.  At that time, PolisPandit wrote an article about one month after the Las Vegas massacre, and asked: where is the outrage?  America had already moved on from the gun debate.  We stopped asking how we could prevent another mass shooting, and instead proceeded with our daily lives.  Then the…

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The End of Net Neutrality and its Negative Consequences

The internet plays a pivotal role in democracy.  It is a forum for free speech, venue for social activism, and origin of many grassroots movements.  Prior to Thursday, December 14th, it did not matter whether you were a major service and content provider like Netflix, or a sole proprietor with a great competing website idea. …