Tag: America

Post-Election Riots: How are they helpful?

After Donald Trump was elected President last Tuesday, hundreds of people took to the streets, protesting across different cities nationwide.   According to The Washington Post, more than 225 people have been arrested in various places. Protests started early Wednesday in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago followed by Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Richmond, and later… Read More

Small businesses say America is off track

"Think Big, Shop Small" sign

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) released a survey of small business owners earlier in October which illuminated serious concerns on America’s future. According to the survey, 63 percent of small business owners believe that the United States is on the wrong track, 71 percent are “very concerned with the size and growth of… Read More

Papal visit comes with a high price tag

A crowd gathers to see the Pope

This weekend, Pope Francis became the fourth leader of the Catholic Church to visit the United States, making stops in Washington, D.C.; New York; and Philadelphia. Papal visits draw massive crowds which can be difficult for a city’s infrastructure and bank account to bear.   Organizations such as World Meeting of Families and the federal… Read More

American Indian tribes offered $940 million for program funding

Native American leaders stand on a stage

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that the Obama administration has agreed to pay a settlement of $940 million to 645 American Indian tribes.           This large settlement covers the cost of previous underpaid federal contracts for tribal programs, such as education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Funding was given for these programs, but… Read More

Lafayette shooting shows the dangers of untreated mental illness

Newspaper clippings of depression and anxiety advertisements

Last week, John Houser shot up a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater killing two people and injuring nine, making this the 204th mass shooting to occur in the United States this year.   Many Americans have used this string of shootings to call for increased or decreased gun laws. It’s possible that changing these laws could have… Read More

Thinning out our military: One-third of Americans “too fat” to serve

An overweight American in an American flag inspired t-shirt

The obesity epidemic in America has long been touted as a serious public health concern. As Americans continue to lead more sedentary lives devoid of proper nutrition, ailments such as heart disease and diabetes become increasingly problematic. Now, growing rates of obesity may actually become detrimental to American military might.   A recent report issued… Read More

Millennials bringing increased diversity to the United States

A group of racially diverse people

Born between 1982 and 2000, Millennial Americans make up more of the population than ever before.   On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released a report that showed there are over 83 million millennials in the United States, composing of over a quarter of our total population.   Earlier this year, the projected number of millennials was… Read More