Cellphone Unlocking Soon to be Legal

This past Friday, Congress passed a bill called, “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” that makes it legal to unlock cell phones for personal use.  “Unlocking” usually entails entering codes or using external software so that phones are not limited to certain carriers.  An unlocked phone can use other carriers, if the phone is physically capable […]

United Nations Urgent Meeting on Ukraine

On Thursday a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, containing 298 passengers, exploded, crashed, and burned in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. The plane was blown out of the sky at 33,000 feet, and while believed to be a terrorist attack, has not yet been confirmed. The United States is currently analyzing the trajectory of the […]

The Crimean Peninsula is Soon to Be a Part of Russia

Recent talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov only served to re-establish the well known fact  that USA and Russia are vehemently opposed to one another on the crisis in Ukraine. Lavrov has said there is “no common vision” between the two nations for the future of Ukraine. Following […]

Obama Orders Military to Prepare For a Complete Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Obama has ordered top military commanders to initiate the early stages of a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan to ensure that all Americans service members are out of the war torn nation by the end of this year. For months, Obama has been trying to convince Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a bilateral security […]

Obama Could Soon Make the Case for Military Intervention in Syria, Again

President Obama has called for a revision of America’s strategy in Syria and it seems as though the commander in chief could once again make a push for military action. The civil war in Syria has only worsened with time. Diplomatic efforts made by the United States and its allies have failed to achieve any […]

The Republican Party is Dying Out

Approval for the Republican Party amongst the American public is at an all time low. As of last October, a mere 24% of Americans said that they viewed the GOP positively, according to a Gallup Poll. The same poll indicated that the majority of Americans, 54% to be precise, view the Republican Party negatively. These […]

Public Support for Legalizing Marijuana is Soaring

For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of American citizens are in support of legalizing marijuana. In fact, a recent Gallup poll shows that upwards of 58% of Americans approve of its legalization. Interestingly enough, that’s more than five times the support that Congress has from the American populous, which comes in […]

UN Passes Sweeping Gun Control Measure

On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly signed off on a landmark treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade, despite warnings from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could be threatening to the U.S. gun market. However, the vote capped a more than decade-long campaign by activists and some governments to regulate the […]

Murder of Chicago Teen Shines Light on the Violent City

On Tuesday afternoon Hadiya Pendleton, a talented Chicago teen of King College Prep, who performed for President Obama at his inauguration earlier this month, was shot and killed in a park on the south side. According to CBS reports, police say that the 15-year old was shot at a park while hiding under a canopy […]

Armed Assailant on Ohio University Campus

An armed person considered dangerous on the Ohio University campus in Athens, Ohio has led to campus wide shutdown of the university as well as neighboring schools. Officers do not believe the assailant to be a student at the university. The assailant robbed a woman of a mere $5 at gun point and then proceeded to try […]

Presidents Party with the Best of Them

Presidents know how to party, too. The tradition of the Inaugural Ball (or balls, in modern times) takes place after the Commander in Chief takes the oath of office on Inauguration Day. Guests at the balls are provided with food, music, and a night of dancing. Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term […]

Lady Gaga Smokes Joint In Front Of Thousands Of Fans

Lady Gaga, known as the Queen of Pop, showed fan in Amsterdam her rebellious side on Monday (Sept. 17) when she light up a joint on stage and smoked it in front of thousands of Dutch fans. Gaga first looked through a pack of cigarettes that had been thrown onstage and sniffed through the pack. […]

What is ObamaCare?

ObamaCare, the name used by critics of President Obama’s efforts to reform health care, is a common term used to describe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. On Thursday June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s signature health care law’s individual insurance mandate in a 5-4 decision. With the 2012 Presidential […]

The Dream Lives On

In 2010, the Obama Administration worked to pass the Dream Act, a legislative proposal that was geared to establish a path toward citizenship for certain young illegal immigrants. Congress originally blocked this measure, but today the Obama Administration has come up with a compromise. A new policy has been announced that stops deportation of these […]

The American Electorate is Bitter

This election season, the American electorate has become increasingly bitter toward President Obama and the government in general. Citizens are misplacing blame for the stagnant economic conditions on the president. The public fails to recognize that the Bush Administration ruined America’s economy in two terms, repairing eight years worth of damage is hard to achieve […]

Gay Marriage Gains Ground

On May 9th, in an ABC interview, President Obama stated that “he now ‘”personally’” believes gays and lesbians should have the right to mary.” [1] This, obviously huge move, has been a long time coming. Apparently Obama has “been going through an evolution on this issue.” Haven’t we all? His path to support of gay […]

Will Voter Apathy Among Young People be the Death of the Democratic Party in 2012?

Voter apathy, a critical disease that paralyzes the electorate, in particular young people. According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 49 percent of people ages 18-24 voted in the 2008 election. In addition, 57 percent of people voted ages 25-34 voted in 2008 as well. These numbers are better than years past but a 2010 […]