Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

BREAKING: Congress Actually Does Something

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2 hours ago

Gridlock. Ineffective. Disagreement. Inaction. Unpopular. Sounds like Congress to me!  However on Wednesday after a flying pig sighting and...

Death Spiral for Obamacare?

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5 hours ago

  Could the Affordable Care Act be derailed by four words? We will soon know if the words “established by the state” are the last...

Abe’s Tax Hike Bullets Japan into Recession

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3 days ago

Eyebrows raised in excitement last week when Japan unveiled the world's fastest magnetic-levitation bullet train. But those eybrows...

The Day of the Toilet

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3 days ago

In the United States we don't think too much about toilets. Sure, they're convenient...but an International Toilet Day? Ew. But hold it...

Tis the Season for More Gridlock

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4 days ago

UPDATE: On Tuesday evening, the Keystone XL pipeline bill failed to break a Democratic filibuster in the Senate. The bill needed 60 votes...

This Means War

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4 days ago

  America. We are on the cusp of war. With whom, you ask? The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The reason? The proposed extension...

Clearing the Air?

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5 days ago

This week witnessed the 22nd APEC Summit unfold in Beijing. Leaders of the major Asian and Pacific powers converged to shape the...

Holiday No-Go for MoCo

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5 days ago

So no Christmas this year? No Yom Kippur? Looks like it according to a local district's calendar. Recently in Montgomery County MD, the...

The “Indentured Servitude” of College Athletes

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5 days ago

When you think of the exploited, who comes to mind? A fast-food worker, maybe a person working in a clothing factory overseas? Most...

Oh Christmas Tree! How Lovely is thy Roadtrip!

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2 weeks ago

Diwali is over, Halloween and All Saint's Day passed, Guy Fawkes Day came and went.... That means it's almost Christmas, right?   Actually,...

GOP Senate Enjoys a Refreshing 7Up

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2 weeks ago

Across the United States, netw0rk-news writers are shoving reports of the 2014 US Midterm-Election results down ever-deeper into their...

Tehran, Obama and ISIS! Oh My!

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2 weeks ago

Obama and his administration have had to contend with quite a deal of disheartening news lately. So it's only natural that he would be eager...

Consent and Stigma in the USA

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2 weeks ago

"I think I was sexually assaulted last night" "Well, did you test your drink?" "Did you say 'stop'? Or encourage him?" "I just don't...

Maryland Goes Red

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2 weeks ago

On Election Night, Marylanders were treated to quite a shock. In a state where Democrats have long dominated politics, Republican businessman...

Who’s the Bigger Bully?

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2 weeks ago

October was #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth. As the month wrapped up, it seemed the U.N. General Assembly wanted to send a message. In...