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compromise

Compromise in the Age of Partisanship

  Our forefathers, resistant to political parties, recognized the plight that would come to affect our government if partisanship arose. Today, our political world suffers from a lack of levelheaded communication, and is often hindered by an inability to compromise. The core of our democracy—its citizenry—relies on being politically involved and informed....

state of the union 2015

Made in America: State Of The Union 2015

‘An economy for all,’ President Barack Obama iterated throughout his sixth State of the Union speech Tuesday evening. President Obama’s eloquence has reverberated in our ears and touched our hearts since before setting foot in the White House. The political turmoil of the last six years has been visible; we have watched a...

food stamps

Who Cares About Food Stamp Recipients?

  New Yorkers know the faces of poverty. During a single morning’s commute, we encounter all too many familiar faces of hunger lining the concrete streets. The winter months, snow and sleet hindering our timely arrival to work and school, underscore the stark reality for the 60,000 homeless in New...

huddled masses

What Did The Tired, Poor, And Huddled Masses Do?

  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The Problem 11.7 million undocumented immigrants currently reside in the country. There is a current...

Here Are The Facts On Unemployment Benefits

What Are They? Payments made by the government and other authorized bodies to unemployed people. The benefits themselves are very modest, averaging just $300 a week. However, only about 40% of the long term unemployed collect benefits.   How Long Do They Last? State unemployment benefits are 26 weeks. Extensions have passed Congress 11...