Poverty in America as an Epidemic Requiring Intensive and Holistic Social Treatment

Poverty in America as an Epidemic Requiring Intensive and Holistic Social Treatment

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 Obesity Epidemic in the Time of Trump

The Obesity Epidemic in the Time of Trump

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.

Fake News, Echo Chambers, and Critical Thinking in the Trump Era

Fake News, Echo Chambers, and Critical Thinking in the Trump Era

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.

The Fall of the Pro-Immigration Republican, and What It Means

The Fall of the Pro-Immigration Republican, and What It Means

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?

100 Years Since the Bolshevik Revolution

100 Years Since the Bolshevik Revolution

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.

US Public Opinion and the "Muslim Terrorist" Misconception

US Public Opinion and the "Muslim Terrorist" Misconception

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.

A Closer Look at Your Search Engine and Politics

A Closer Look at Your Search Engine and Politics

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?