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Disease Mongering: The Values of the Modern Healthcare Industry
(OCT 7th, 2017)—There are a few things that every American ought to be aware of, and among those is the knowledge that numbers do not lie. In addition,, there are a few things that the government should be aware of as well, dangers to the safety and security of it citizens are among the most important. When senators pledge to uphold our rights, they do so from threats both foreign and domestic. In the past, domestic threats to our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness came from places such as “Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry,” according to John Adams. But more recently, some of these domestic threats seem to come to us from very unlikely places. Most would rather not admit it, but those who are most involved in healthcare and whose opinion we are lead to trust (read: doctors) are partly the reason we are facing the issue of excessive deaths due to prescription opiate abuse, in addition to things such as the commercialization of healthcare and the huge price tag now associated with concepts such as universal healthcare. Although, as we stated before the most important thing is that this issue isn’t infringing on our basic rights... right?
Managing Middle-Class Cuts: the Good, the Bad, & the Grattons
(OCT 1st, 2017) — Even with a Senate and House of Representatives weighted in his political favor, Donald Trump still is finding difficulty getting Republicans to agree on his newly formalized tax structure. A surprisingly easy read (even for those less fluent in mathematics and tax codes), the tax plan values simplicity and ease-of-understanding. At face value, an effort for tax reform is long overdue and something that a majority of Americans support. Whether this reform is the one to rule them all remains to be seen. These efforts supposedly stem from a desire to grow the middle class, an assuredly noble goal for any politician, and one that has shown to spur baseline economic growth. Yet some Senate Republicans are still unruly in the matter, and almost half of all Americans oppose Trump’s tax reform, at least that which he outlined before assuming the presidency. (Interestingly enough, a majority of those who responded also identified as Independent, with equal representation from both Republicans and Democrats.) So why is it that so many find issue with these newly restructured tax codes, while others drool over its potential to grow the middle class? Hopefully this article can help us to make sense of the good, the bad, and grattons (for those uninformed, a Cajun term colloquially used to refer to extra tidbits) in Donald Trump’s new tax structure.
The Indictment of the Decade: How Russian Nationals Took D.C.
(OCT 31, 2017)—Halloween: a holiday that, year after year, inspires fright in both young and old. This year in particular, Washington is among the many places left pallid from the chilled October air after the federal indictment of Washington regulars Paul Manafort, Jr. and Richard W. Gates. Just one day ago, DC courts demanded that these two turn themselves in under the pretense of committing acts of conspiracy, in addition to 11 other counts including money laundering and false statements under oath. This is the culmination of months of work from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion with United States elections processes and politically-affiliated lobbying and managerial groups. U.S. intelligence agencies officially concluded in January that Russia interfered in the election to defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton through a campaign of hacking and releasing embarrassing emails, and disseminating propaganda via social media to discredit her campaign.
The Deviancy of Rural America
Even though the life and habits of different cultures seem completely, many qualities reveal themselves after time to be rather universal. There is the proverb in Swahili that roughly translates as “It takes a village to raise a child.”