Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

D.C. Residents Free Up the Weed, Man

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2 days ago

After Washington, D.C. residents approved recreational cannabis use last November, smoke was still in the air over how legalization...

What, Exactly, Is The Point Of Our Higher Education System?

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2 days ago

Try this essay prompt: If you knew that you could get to a well-paying career without college, would you bother going? Extra...

US and Israel: BFFs or Nah?

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2 weeks ago

If there has been one constant in contemporary geopolitics, it's the partnership between the United States and Israel in promoting...

An Eco-Hero Emerges!

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2 weeks ago

Join us, traveler, on an epic quest.  We seek the Fountains of Sustainability. You have heard dark tales: deserts swallowing...

Nigeria’s New President

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2 weeks ago

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, and its poised to become an even larger economic player in the years to come.  More money...

O’Malley 2016?

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3 weeks ago

It may be over a year away but the 2016 Presidential Election is already starting to heat up. With Senator Ted Cruz already officially announcing his...

Sssooooo…Whose Side Are We On??

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3 weeks ago

With the discord in the Middle East and North Africa seemingly reaching a fever-pitch, Arab leaders are stepping up efforts to take...

The Lion City Loses Its Patriarch

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3 weeks ago

Over the course of a few decades, Singapore has come to embody the economic dynamism and rise to geopolitical relevance experienced by much...

Predict This

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3 weeks ago

1 in 1,610,543,269. According to statistician Nate Silver, those are the odds that he predicted the outcomes of this year's March Madness...

Walmart Wage Smart

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4 weeks ago

It's the big business behemoth, the profit powerhouse, the ruler of riveting rollbacks! It's Walmart - the biggest retailer in the world...

Death the Friendly Way

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1 month ago

If you're reading this on death row, you have our condolences. It can't be encouraging to know that your government thinks society would...

What’s the Deal With Daylight Saving Time?

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1 month ago

Sure, Daylight Saving Time is great in the fall when we gain an extra hour. But if you were like us here at USDemocrazy, there was nothing...

GOP Blinks, “Sanity” Prevails

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1 month ago

Update to "Immigration Dysfunction" (2/18): After seven weeks of hype, the House voted 257-167 to fund the DHS sans immigration riders--exactly...

Hands Off My Internet

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2 months ago

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded a fledgling company called Google back in 1998, they did not have to pay a fee to Comcast...

Fair Question?

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2 months ago

You stare at the scantron, the your number two pencil clutched in your sweaty fingers. Desperately you wonder: why is this question on...