Different beliefs about poverty affect public policy and social actions taken by the government to fight it. As a result, the solution to ridding the nation of poverty is also inherently political in nature, yet it requires more of a holistic social policy approach that combines both structural and cultural theories as to why poverty continues to persist.
The rate of obesity amongst the American public continues to rise, and the Trump Administration must do its part to halt one of the nation’s greatest public health crises. However, President Trump’s Department of Agriculture and Food & Drug Administration have been sharply criticized for relying too heavily on the food industry to self-regulate — an idea that has proved ineffective in the past. Heavy government mandates are also unlikely to unilaterally solve the obesity epidemic. Instead, a non-partisan and scientifically-focused advisory body that acts as a compromise between these two approaches could be a viable solution that contributes to the health of Americans as well as appeases industry and government concerns.
In order to completely understand the potential consequences of Trump’s anti-environmentalist policy, it is necessary to look at how his relationship with both domestic and global initiatives to solve emerging environmental issues would affect those who are most vulnerable: people of color.
Fake news proves a unique challenge to journalistic integrity and the maintenance of an informed public, as it involves a multifaceted array of social psychological causal factors. Further compounding the problem is the false labeling of articles critical to the Trump administration as “fake news,” creating the incorrect perception that even discerning individuals lack the means of evaluating media.
In 1981, Ronald Reagan declared that “illegal immigrants in considerable numbers have become productive members of our society and are a basic part of our work force. Those who have established equities in the United States should be recognized and accorded legal status.” In this regard, today’s Republican Party would be unrecognizable to the conservative icon. So we must ask: what changed, how, and why?
South Asia is home to a seven-decade old rivalry that is a threat to the world order. In the vast array of conflicts today, the India-Pakistan rivalry is certainly a prominent one. What can war between these two countries mean for the world at large?
The labor market is a hot button topic in today’s world. With talks of lower unemployment rates, the ability to work is of key importance. Unfortunately, occupational licensure requirements stifle the ability for many to find meaningful work. We must reform these laws for the benefit of our economy and everyone in it.
In order to make American workers more competitive globally, it is time that American policymakers focus on creating a labor policy that understands the breadth of effort needed to empower the country’s workers.
This year, 2017, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution in modern day Russia which led to the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Even though the USSR is no longer present, the ideals of Communism and the effects of its atrocities still remain present. In this article, we will discuss the effects of Communism worldwide and describe the flaws of a system that led to the deaths of millions of innocent men, women, and children.
The market of local television news is something that a frequently overlooked, but it remains one of of the most trusted sources for news by Americans, and that market has the potential to virtually disappear for millions of Americans.
While Trump’s rhetoric has certainly aggravated an ongoing issue, the US population’s negative misconception about the “Muslim terrorist” is due to a general lack of complete knowledge of Islam as a religion, a more prevalent tendency to attribute ‘terrorism’ to solely Muslim-committed acts of domestic violence, and constant negative portrayals of Islam via mainstream media.
On October 11, President Trump threatened NBC’s broadcasting license, bringing his war on media to a concerning climax. Mr. Trump is willing to challenge the media’s First Amendment rights in order to protect his personal interests -- an unsettling reality that can be traced through simple facts and figures.
Search engines today are getting more and more personalized, saving information on your browsing history going months back and if you’re logged in, maybe going back for years. Advertisements are starting to melt into the background and look a lot like normal search results. You probably search every single day - what’s going on under the hood and why is search a concern for politics?
Public support for the death penalty is rapidly declining. Americans are calling for criminal justice reform, and it is time that the Supreme Court responds and abolishes the cruel and unusual practice.
While comedians regularly poke fun at President Trump and his administration, it seems that political satire has lost its truthful voice. Political satire is meant to reveal truths and transcend the barriers of political jargon. However, this effect has been lost in the battle between Trump and the media. As the President continues to preach the the deceit of the press and media, satire of Trump has become entertainment for liberal America, rather than a nonpartisan interpretation of political events.
In order for Egypt to truly undergo the ‘Religious Revolution,’ the government needs to get rid of the Blasphemy laws. I examine the state of the blasphemy laws in Egypt and how they are perpetuating a stagnation of reformation.