James Buchanan: Straddling the Fence on Slavery

Buchanan tried to appease both the North and the South in the slavery issue.
James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States.… Continue Reading

Wind Power: Not So Green After All?

Wind turbines may cause regional warming. Perhaps they are not such a good idea, after all.
A new Harvard study concludes that wind turbines cause regional… Continue Reading

Baseball Illustrates Economics With Each Game: Part II

How can baseball teach us basic economic principles?
There is a lot that baseball can teach us about… Continue Reading

Baseball Illustrates Economics With Each Game: Part I

How can baseball teach us basic economic principles?
Legendary baseball manager Tommy Lasorda wrote, “No matter how good… Continue Reading

Kansas: The State That Started the Civil War?

“Bleeding Kansas” was born amid disputes over slavery.
Before Kansas was Kansas, it was populated by the indigenous… Continue Reading

Bubblemania: Understanding Bubbles and Their Consequences

Americans are living in an economic bubble right now – but what happens when it pops?
Congratulations. You are living through one of the most prosperous… Continue Reading

The Primary and Caucus Process Explained

Before we vote on who takes the White House, we need to narrow it down to just one candidate per party.
From February to June 2020, the registered voters across the… Continue Reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Giant Among Men

Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated as a champion of equal rights for all.
No name is more synonymous with the American Civil Rights… Continue Reading

The Long and Expensive Road to the White House

Running for president is a difficult and expensive endeavor.
The road to becoming the president of the United States… Continue Reading

Lifting Cows’ Moooods – Bovine Virtual Reality?

Do animals have the intelligence and imagination to use computer simulations?
Virtual reality has been a science fiction dream for decades,… Continue Reading

What is Interest and How Does it Work?

When money is borrowed, interest is charged.
Everybody is a borrower and a lender in today’s economy.… Continue Reading

The Spill: De-Escalation

Weekly news you can use.
Iran De-Escalation and Plane Crash Relations between Iran and the… Continue Reading

Australian Wildfires: Is the Government Partly to Blame?

A lethal combination of public policy and arson appears to be the primary cause of the Australian wildfires.
As fires have ravaged large parts of the Australian wilderness,… Continue Reading

US vs Iran: A Long History of Conflict

The U.S. and Iran have been hostile toward each other for a long time.
The relationship between the United States and Iran has been… Continue Reading

Franklin Pierce: The Bleeding Kansas President

Pierce supported slavery and the notorious Kansas-Nebraska Act. It proved his downfall.
Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, on… Continue Reading

Miranda Warning: The Right to Be Informed

Even suspected criminals have rights, and thanks to the Miranda v Arizona case, the police have to read those rights when arresting someone.
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say… Continue Reading

What is Credit? Dangers, Benefits, and More

Credit can be a great tool if you understand it, but dangerous if handled poorly.
It seems like everything is put on credit these days.… Continue Reading

Iowa: The Hawkeye State

From the Effigy Moundbuilders to Chief Black Hawk, Iowa has a rich indigenous story.
Iowa, also known as the Hawkeye State, became the 29th… Continue Reading

Trump Earns Praise For Contributions To Native Americans

The president and Congress addressed several issues facing Native Americans in 2019.
In a tweet on December 27, President Donald Trump wrote:… Continue Reading

Millard Fillmore: The President Who Gambled on Slavery – and Lost

Fillmore thought compromise on the slavery issue was politically expedient, and it cost him the White House.
Millard Fillmore (1800 – 1874) was the 13th president of… Continue Reading

What Was the Great Recession of 2008?

What happened during the economic crisis, and what caused it?
It has been more than a decade since the Great… Continue Reading

The Spill: Year End Drama

Weekly news you can use.
New Year’s Firework Controversies Countries across the globe celebrate the… Continue Reading

The United States: A Republic, not Direct Democracy

Folks often talk about democracy, but the United States is a Republic.
In the early 1800s the chief justice of the U.S.… Continue Reading

The Political Machinations Of New Years

New Year's Day isn't as fixed as people assume.
It may appear obvious to many in modern times that… Continue Reading

Indiana: Home of the Hoosiers

Though there are a few theories, no one is really sure why people from Indiana are called Hoosiers.
On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to… Continue Reading

New Year Resolutions: An Ancient Tradition

Promising to do better in the new year dates back to the Roman days.
Welcoming in a new year is a good time to… Continue Reading

National Debt: Should We Be Worried?

The national debt is over $23 trillion – but can we afford it?
You have probably heard by now that the national debt… Continue Reading

Trump And Congress Agree: Welcome Home, Liberians

The NDAA and Trump offer a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Liberian immigrants.
Slipped neatly, and without much fanfare, inside the $738 billion… Continue Reading

Zachary Taylor: A Reformed Slave Owner

Though Zachary Taylor owned slaves, his time in the military changed his perspective.
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) was the 12th president of the United… Continue Reading

The Spill: Seven Contenders

Weekly news you can use.
President Trump Impeached The House of Representatives has impeached President… Continue Reading

Poems To Warm The Heart And Home At Christmas

Before TV, the magic of Christmas was expressed through the written word.
We all have our favorite Christmas movies and songs, but… Continue Reading

Illinois: Home of the Mound People

The indigenous folk who used to live in Illinois are often called the Mound People for the giant mounds they built.
Illinois is known as the Prairie State or Land of… Continue Reading

Christmas Traditions Across the Globe Share Common Themes

While Christmas is celebrated differently around the world, many traditions are shockingly similar.
In America, we have many different Christmas traditions, but most… Continue Reading

US Troops Soldier on Through Christmas

While we travel across the nation to visit family and friends, many of our soldiers serve in war zones away from home.
Last year at Christmas time, the U.S. had 1.3 million… Continue Reading

Space Force: The President Gets His Sixth Military Branch

President Trump wanted a new branch of the military in case of war from space. Now he has it.
A historic defense legislation is now officially in the books… Continue Reading

James Polk: Napoleon of the Stump

A master orator, James Polk was as impressive as Napoleon when he spoke on campaign.
James Polk (1795-1849) was the 11th president of the United… Continue Reading

From Ancient China to King and Queens: The Story of Gingerbread

The cookies were made into various shapes to tell the news of the day.
The holiday tradition of little gingerbread men and fancy decorated… Continue Reading

Idaho: The Land of the Nez Perce and Shoshone

The Nez Perce tribe lived in the north of what is now Idaho, and the Shoshone in the south.
Idaho became the 43rd state to join the Union on… Continue Reading

John Tyler: His Accidency

John Tyler became president after William Henry Harrison died in office.
John Tyler (1790-1862) became the tenth president of the United… Continue Reading

The Spill: Abuse of Power?

Weekly news you can use.
Articles of Impeachment Called Against President Trump Over the last… Continue Reading

Hawaii: The Loveliest Fleet of Islands

Mark Twain fell in love with Hawaii, and he’s not alone. It has long been a tourist favorite.
Hawaii is a very unique state. It is made up… Continue Reading

The Importance of History: Learning from the Mistakes of the Past

As George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Do you ever wonder why we study history, why learning… Continue Reading

Attack on Pearl Harbor: A Move the Japanese Would Regret

Not only did the attack on Pearl Harbor result in Japan’s defeat in World War II, it led the United States to becoming a global superpower.
It was a date that, as promised by President Franklin… Continue Reading

William Henry Harrison: The One-Month President

William Henry Harrison refused to wear a coat for his long inaugural address – and died of pneumonia four weeks later.
William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) was the ninth president of the… Continue Reading

Trump Threatens Tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

The Trump Doctrine: Tariffs and Currency Wars
President Donald Trump once again caught global financial markets off… Continue Reading

Frozen Puppy Confuses Dog Evolution Theories

How did dogs become man’s best friend, anyway?
It’s a bird, it’s a plane … or is it… Continue Reading

Mars Mystery May Complicate Earth Climate Science

Strange weather on Mars suggests we lack a fundamental understanding of Earth’s climate.
Mars is a simple planet compared to Earth. There is… Continue Reading

Georgia: The Colony that Almost Wasn’t a State

When it came time to declare independence from Britain, the Georgia colony almost didn’t.
On January 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to… Continue Reading

Dresden’s Green Vault: The Heist of the Century?

Did thieves just pull off the robbery of the century in one of Germany’s oldest art museums?
Some news stories sound more like blockbuster action films than… Continue Reading

Martin Van Buren: The Antislavery Democrat

Martin Van Buren helped form the Democratic Party, but his antislavery views eventually led him to help create the Free Soil Party.
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was the eighth president and the… Continue Reading

Trump’s Secret Thanksgiving Troop Visit Went off Without a Hitch

The trip was so well concealed, Newsweek had to scramble to rewrite an article about Trump’s Thanksgiving golfing!
President Donald Trump surprised American troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving,… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving: A Day for Appreciation

After a long campaign, Thanksgiving finally became a national holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family,… Continue Reading

Pro-Democracy Candidates Win Landslide Victory In Hong Kong Election

The people of Hong Kong send an unambiguous message to China that they want democracy.
Pro-democracy protests have been going on in Hong Kong for… Continue Reading

Florida: The Original Battleground State

The Spanish and French fought over Florida for years before it joined the United States.
Florida, with its usually mild climate and sandy beaches, is… Continue Reading

Share Blessings this Thanksgiving

Not everyone is as blessed as some of us. Taking time to help those less fortunate can be a great Thanksgiving celebration.
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on the many… Continue Reading

Student Perspectives Change on Smartphones

Could you go for seven days without your phone?
A group of students at New York’s Adelphi University recently… Continue Reading

The Spill: Wheelbarrows of Dollars

Weekly news you can use.
Impeachment Testimonies Test Trump The U.S. House of Representatives is… Continue Reading

Impeachment Testimonies Test Trump

How will President Trump fare after this latest impeachment attempt?
The U.S. House of Representatives is attempting to impeach President… Continue Reading

Capitalism: The Race to the Middle

Competition makes everyone more equal.
Some say that capitalism leads to a greater gap between… Continue Reading

Zimbabwe and Inflation: A Cautionary Tale

African country to print its own money for the first time in ten years – could the U.S. face the same problem one day?
Ten years ago, Zimbabwe was home to the world’s poorest… Continue Reading

Delaware: Home of the Blue Hen Chicks

Delaware’s soldiers in the Revolutionary War earned the nickname Blue Hen Chicks for their fierceness in battle.
Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution in… Continue Reading

Red Tide: A Plague on the Sea

Red Tide kills wherever it goes – and there’s no way to predict when or where it will strike next.
“Mom, can we go to the beach?” Increasingly, the answer… Continue Reading

The Spill: Mural Madness

Weekly news you can use.
Bolivian President Resigns After Election Scandal Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales,… Continue Reading

Andrew Jackson: The President Called King

Andrew Jackson was so fond of using his veto power, he earned the nickname King Andrew I.
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh president of the United… Continue Reading

Bolivian President Resigns After Election Scandal

It seems Evo Morales might have won the election unfairly – and the people of Bolivia didn’t stand by and allow it.
Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, recently resigned. His resignation signals the… Continue Reading

Satellite Tech Reveals Mysteries of Tell Brak

New technology provides insights into one of the world’s oldest cities.
Technology has come a long way, but sometimes new inventions… Continue Reading

Greta Mural Sparks Controversy

Huge portrait of Greta Thunberg now stares down at San Francisco streets.
The Swedish teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has made quite… Continue Reading

Connecticut: The Provision State

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
Connecticut was one of the first 13 colonies established in… Continue Reading

Space: The New Frontier for Investors

Is outer space where the next generations will make money?
With space exploration and off-world technology creating headlines every day,… Continue Reading

Humanoid Species Discovered

New findings raise questions about the origins of mankind.
In 2013, anthropologists discovered a new species of ancient humans… Continue Reading

What Is an ETF?

Exchange-traded funds: Pros and cons of investing.
Today, there are about 6,500 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) worldwide, holding… Continue Reading

Football Fairness: Should Lopsided Scoring Be Allowed?

Is the lopsided score rule actually helping anyone?
A high school football coach in Nassau County, New York,… Continue Reading

Denver: A City Built by Rail

While the “Pike’s Peak or Bust” gold rush brought many to Denver, the railroad was the city’s greatest success.
Denver is the state capital of Colorado and is known… Continue Reading

Veterans Day: A Tribute to all Who Fought

Veterans Day has been an American holiday since 1954, but it had been Armistice Day since shortly after World War I.
Veteran’s Day is the day we honor and celebrate our… Continue Reading

John Quincy Adams: Old Man Eloquent

John Quincy Adams passionately supported freedom of speech and was strongly against the “peculiar institution” of slavery.
John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) was the sixth president of the… Continue Reading

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist: The Creation of the Constitution

The fierce debate that resulted in the creation of America’s founding documents.
The United States Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights,… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers: Impeaching Trump and Beyond

Is there secret information that could remove the president, and what is a whistleblower anyway?
There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately… Continue Reading

Colorado: The Mysterious Anasazi

A state of extremes.
Colorado is sometimes referred to as the “Centennial State” in… Continue Reading

Keystone Pipeline Erupts in North Dakota

Approximately 380,000 gallons of crude oil has spilled.
An oil spill last week in the small town of… Continue Reading

Oil Giant Saudi Aramco to Go Public

Saudi Aramco is selling shares of the company to investors – foreign and domestic.
The world’s most profitable company is going public. Saudi Aramco,… Continue Reading

What is GDP? The Pros and Cons

Is gross domestic product a useful metric?
The U.S. government recently reported that the gross domestic product… Continue Reading

California Wildfires: Thousands of Acres Are Burning

California always had wildfires – but it has seemed worse these last few years.
As Smokey the Bear used to say, “Only YOU can… Continue Reading

Sacramento: Gold Rush Boom Town

Sacramento began as a small colony of Swiss settlers and American pioneers. Then someone struck gold!
Sacramento is the capital city of California, but it wasn’t… Continue Reading

House Impeachment Inquiry: The Investigation Continues

House Democrats have been investigating President Trump since he first took office – but now they have to share what they find.
The House of Representatives voted to approve an impeachment inquiry… Continue Reading

James Monroe: The Good Feelings President

A growing economy and the victory over the British in the War of 1812 earned Monroe’s term the title of “Era of Good Feelings.”
James Monroe (1758-1831) was the fifth president of the United… Continue Reading

The Meaning of Monsters

Monsters teach us important lessons about the human condition.
In recent years, political correctness has reduced the diversity of… Continue Reading

First Amendment: Empowering the Press

The First Amendment ensures journalists are free to report on anything.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,… Continue Reading

Halloween: What’s It All About?

What started as a way to honor the dead has changed into the modern fun we now have.
Halloween wasn’t always the fun, carefree event it is today.… Continue Reading

Teens banned from Trick-or-Treating!?

City bans teenagers from Halloween activity.
Are you or your friends too old to go trick-or-treating?… Continue Reading

What is Outsourcing? Pros and Cons

Should businesses send their work elsewhere?
Congress recently passed a bill that would make companies traded… Continue Reading

California: A Disputed Land

The U.S. was not the first country to claim California.
California, the Golden State, was the 31st state to be… Continue Reading

Ghosts of the White House

Over the years, many former residents have allegedly been seen haunting their old home.
“My dear Clara, it seems that the White House is… Continue Reading

Isolationism vs. Non-Intervention – What is the Difference?

U.S. foreign policy has often meddled in other nations’ affairs.
Former President George W. Bush recently opened a debate on… Continue Reading

Be on the Lookout for a Bit of Blue This Halloween

Blue candy buckets can make Halloween more enjoyable for autistic kids.
All Hallows Eve is a time of fun that kids… Continue Reading

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The Caliph Is No More

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi led ISIS through its meteoric rise to power – and its fall.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the leader of a terrorist organization… Continue Reading

Just in Time for Halloween, Mummies Found in Egypt

Popular scary movies might show mummies as ancient monsters from Egypt, but in reality, mummification was just the lavish way the wealthy wanted to be preserved.
Just in time for Halloween, archaeologists in Egypt found 30… Continue Reading

James Madison: An Advocate for Religious Liberty

James Madison believed the state should not meddle in religion.
James Madison (1751–1836) was the fourth president of the United… Continue Reading

School Lunch Debt: No Donations Allowed

The Cherry Hill school district in New Jersey has a problem with unpaid lunch debt – but they won’t allow any donations to pay for it.
School meals are a very important part of any student’s… Continue Reading

First Amendment: Protecting the Right to Disagree

Without freedom of speech, the government could punish anyone for saying anything.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,… Continue Reading

Turkey vs. Syria: Is Peace on the Horizon?

Could the temporary ceasefire turn into permanent peace?
Over the past week, there have been some new developments… Continue Reading

Arkansas: The Downstream Place

The US purchased this state from the French.
The Territory of Arkansas became the 25th state of the… Continue Reading

Spain Faces Catalan Protests

Separatist demonstrators take to the streets in outrage.
The fight for independence is not a new concept; peoples… Continue Reading

America’s Middle Class is Among the Richest in the World

Compared to other nations, average families in the US are thriving.
Where would you prefer to be middle-class: The United States… Continue Reading

Canada Votes 2019: Justin Trudeau Wins

Trudeau will continue as Canada’s PM, this time in a minority government.
Prior to the 2019 Canadian election, the pollsters had predicted… Continue Reading

Censuring Officials: How is it Done?

Members of Congress and presidents who have been publicly shamed for their behavior.
Recently, Republicans in the House of Representatives tried to censure… Continue Reading

What is a Union? Pros and Cons

Unions are back in the news again after General Motors employees walked off the job and went on strike last in September.
For more than a month, nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers… Continue Reading

Phoenix: A City Risen from the Ruins of Another Civilization

Phoenix was built upon the remains of an older Native American civilization.
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, and it is aptly… Continue Reading

UN Human Rights Council full of Alleged Human Rights Abusers

How do Libya, Sudan, Venezuela, and Mauritania deserve a spot on the council?
The United Nations recently held a secret ballot vote to… Continue Reading

Thomas Jefferson: The Conflicted Architect of Freedom

Thomas Jefferson helped define American freedom – but he didn’t grant that freedom to all.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) was America’s third president and… Continue Reading

First Amendment: Keeping the State Out of the Church

The Founders knew that for liberty to thrive, the government must not legislate religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,… Continue Reading

Hurricane: A Fine Canine Recognized for a Job Well Done

Secret Service dog Hurricane is recognized for a job well done.
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “What counts is… Continue Reading

Moving Out Part 2: How Does Renting Work?

Practical insight into renting a property for the first time.
In Part One, we looked at whether renting is a… Continue Reading

Arizona: The Home of the Hopi

Arizona is the ancestral home to many tribes, and today has more reservation land than any other state.
Arizona was the 48th state admitted into the Union; however,… Continue Reading

The NBA Caves to China

China didn’t like what a team owner had to say, so they took it out on the league.
The National Basketball Association has been in the news lately… Continue Reading

Moving Out Part 1: Is Renting Realistic?

More and more young adults are choosing generational living.
Young people over the past few decades have expected to… Continue Reading

Juneau: A City Built on Gold

Alaska’s capital city was founded during a gold rush.
Alaska, the 49th state, is known as the last frontier.… Continue Reading

Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day – What’s in a Name?

Some call it Columbus Day, but many prefer to recognize the natives who were here when he arrived.
Columbus Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday… Continue Reading

John Adams: The Second President and So Much More

John Adams was instrumental in creating the United States – well beyond just serving as second president.
John Adams (1735 – 1826) has the distinction of being… Continue Reading

What’s the Deal With Ukraine?

The country’s background and its role in the Trump-Biden scandal.
The country of Ukraine has been in the news quite… Continue Reading

What is Automation? Pros and Cons

Will machines steal our jobs or help our businesses in the future?
If you have been to a McDonald’s location lately, you… Continue Reading

Alaska: Seward’s Folly Paid Off

Many thought that Alaska was worthless, but for only $7.2 million, America struck gold.
Alaska, the last frontier, was one of the newest states… Continue Reading

Japan Leaves the IWC – And Whaling Is Legal Again

After more than 30 years, commercial whaling is legal in Japan once again.
The age-old tradition of whaling has just been reinstated in… Continue Reading

A Newly Discovered Planet Drives Change in Scientific Theory

Astronomers are continuously surprised by unexpected discoveries.
Astronomers keep discovering alien planets they don’t understand. Recently, they… Continue Reading

Montgomery: Confederates, Protests, and the First Flights

Alabama’s state capital has had a tumultuous history.
Montgomery, Alabama: The Early Years Montgomery, the capital city of… Continue Reading

The New Rule in Scotland: No More Spanking

Scottish Parliament has banned physical discipline, considering it assault against children.
In a landmark decision of international interest, the Scottish parliament… Continue Reading

The Spill: SA Opens

Weekly news you can use.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the… Continue Reading

George Washington: From Farmer to First President

The first president didn’t want to lead, but he loved his country.
The country’s first president, George Washington, was born on February… Continue Reading

What is the Federal Budget? (Part 1: Surplus)

What does the government do with the money it collects?
The United States budget is the federal government’s revenue (the money it… Continue Reading

Ellis Island and America’s First Immigrant

The story of an Irish girl who became America’s first official migrant.
Immigration is a hot topic in today’s world where Americans… Continue Reading

Modern Saudi Arabia to Welcome Tourists

Islamic country opens up to foreigners.
Saudi Arabia has finally opened its doors to allow tourists… Continue Reading

Alabama: From Indian Territory to State

Alabama had a long road from the land of thicket clearers to the state as we know it today.
Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819. Known… Continue Reading

Stores Launch Gender Neutral Toys

The toy business tackles social issues.
A recent trend shows some toy manufacturers following along with… Continue Reading

The Black Patriots of the Revolutionary War

The end of slavery in America hearkens back to these national heroes.
The Revolutionary War was a pivotal moment in world history.… Continue Reading

President Trump May Face Impeachment – But Why?

The Ukraine call is just the most recent reason given for impeaching Trump.
There has been a lot of talk in the news… Continue Reading

The Progressive Revolution

Progressivism has unseated the Founders’ vision as America’s fundamental political philosophy.
Written by Collin Lehmann. Although political scientists have long understood… Continue Reading

The History of Impeachment: From Johnson to Trump

Only three presidents have been impeached. Will Trump be number four?
What is impeachment and how is it used? What happens… Continue Reading

Employees Striking at GM

General Motors workers demand fair pay and benefits.
Employees at auto company General Motors are striking. Since September… Continue Reading

How is the US Dollar Made?

Everything you need to know about money.
Whether you have a $5 banknote in your wallet or… Continue Reading

What is Quantitative Easing?

How does QE work?
There is now speculation that the Federal Reserve – the… Continue Reading

A Climate of Concern: School Walkouts and UN Summits

Climate activists around the world feel a need to do something, but what?
Climate change is a divisive issue. Many believe manmade climate… Continue Reading

America’s Party Problem

America’s political parties have become a problem – but can this issue be solved?
Written by Stephen Iovino. We have a party problem in… Continue Reading

E Pluribus Unum: The Story of America’s Motto

The history behind the Great Seal, its symbols, and motto.
Have you ever wondered where we get the words and… Continue Reading

The Spill: NK Letter

All the hot news this week.
Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the… Continue Reading

School Boy Wins Hearts at University of Tennessee

Creative thinking may get you bullied, but the rewards can be great in the end.
Not every news story revolves around major scientific discoveries or… Continue Reading

Taxation: How Does It Affect You?

An inside look into America’s tax system.
A day does not go by where taxes are not… Continue Reading

Talk of Peace Between North Korea and the US on the Horizon

The possibility of more talk of peace brings hope of denuclearization.
The threat of nuclear war has been a concern for… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Holidays: Constitution and Citizenship Day

How September 17 came to host two national holidays celebrating America.
America celebrates independence on the Fourth of July. But while… Continue Reading

The Foundation of America is Cracked

The Constitution is supposed to be the solid foundation of our nation – not a “living document” to be changed whenever convenient.
Written by Chase DeGuido. The United States of America is… Continue Reading

In God We Trust: The Birth of a Motto

Have you ever wondered how America got it’s “In God We Trust” motto?
Have you ever wondered how America got its motto “In… Continue Reading

Scientists Discover New Dinosaur Species

Prehistoric skeleton unearthed in Japan.
Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur. Excavations… Continue Reading

The Value of Life

One thing we have always valued as a nation is upholding virtue.
Written by Sara Grundvig. The Russian novel Crime and Punishment by… Continue Reading

Recession: The Pros and Cons of the Economic Downturn

Recessions happen, but they can have positive effects too.
A recession is defined as when the national economy declines… Continue Reading

America Commemorates 9/11

Remembering the September 11 attack on its 18th anniversary.
Never before in the history of the United States had… Continue Reading

India’s Moon Landing – Unexplored Territory

Scientists lose contact with rover.
India’s attempts to successfully make a moon landing may have… Continue Reading

Gerrymandering: A Corruption Republicans and Democrats Have in Common

This corrupt practice violates the rights of the people – and both major parties are guilty.
Written by Jackson Roberts. Our nation is built on the… Continue Reading

The US Dollar: King of Currencies

Where the dollar came from and how it became the world’s top currency.
What exactly is the US dollar and what is its… Continue Reading

World Leaders Meet on 80th Anniversary of WWII

Hitler almost took over the world, and it all started in Poland.
This week saw the 80th anniversary of the beginning of… Continue Reading

The Truth About Climate Change

Is the science settled on climate change, and should can we do about it?
You may have heard that humans are destroying the planet… Continue Reading

McGuire Or Maguire? Whoever Gave Us Labor Day, Thank You!

Some folks say Peter J. McGuire started Labor Day and others give Matthew Maguire the credit.
For many Americans, Labor Day is a much-appreciated three-day weekend,… Continue Reading

The 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage

Women fought for nearly 100 years before winning the right to vote.
“Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be… Continue Reading

Amazon Fires: Problem? Yes. Unprecedented? No.

The ancient rainforest hasn’t been around as long as many people think.
According to recent reports, a whopping 9,000 fires are raging… Continue Reading

Free Trade and Tariffs: Pros and Cons

How much should the government be involved in trade?
In economics, free trade happens when buyers and sellers from… Continue Reading

The Electoral College – Does it Work for America?

The Founders wanted it to give a voice to smaller states, but many say it’s undemocratic.
The electoral college has been the subject of debate since… Continue Reading

US-Japan Trade Deal Announced

The US and Japan reached a surprise trade agreement, announced at the G7.
President Trump recently traveled to France for the G7 summit,… Continue Reading

Greenland, USA – Is Trump Playing Or Serious?

Trump cancels planned trip to Denmark after spats over the big island.
President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit Denmark, but he… Continue Reading

What is the Federal Reserve? Pros and Cons

What exactly does the central bank do, and does it help or hurt Americans?
The Federal Reserve has recently taken over the news cycle.… Continue Reading

Holy Cow: You’re In For A Change Of Diet

Scientists say eating insects may be the future.
How much meat do you eat? Many Americans eat meat… Continue Reading

Free Health Care: What Is It, and Is It Good for America? 

How should we pay for our health care, point of use or taxation?
What is free health care? Would Americans benefit from such… Continue Reading

Police and Protesters Clash in Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong over perceived anti-democratic law.
The last few weeks have seen mass protests in Hong… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Approves Trump’s Border Wall Plan

SCOTUS approves Trump's spending on border wall.
A major question in politics today considers who should be… Continue Reading

Boris Johnson Announced Prime Minister of Britain

What's the inside scoop on Britain's new prime minister?
Boris Johnson was recently announced the new prime minister of… Continue Reading

Citizenship Grant – A Gift for Legal Immigrants

$10 million to help legal immigrants become citizens?
Immigrants wishing to become permanent citizens of the United States… Continue Reading

Political Parties: Are They the Problem and Do We Need Them?

The United States Constitution doesn’t mention political parties, so why do we have them and would we be better off without them?
Political discussions and debates tend to revolve around the ideas… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of the Minimum Wage

Will the minimum wage go to $15 an hour? Should it?
Since July 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25… Continue Reading

Crisis at the Border: Is a Wall the Answer?

Facts on the border wall.
After months of debate on immigration policy and whether a… Continue Reading