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Infographic: Everything you need to know about ISIS

With $2 billion on hand, the Islamic State is an extremely well-funded terrorist group that may pose a major international crisis for the U.S. and the world. Learn about their…

Unclear about our strategy on ISIS? Seth Meyer has you covered

I guess I could have written up a lengthy blog post explaining everything you need to know about Obama's plan to fight ISIS. But, my perspective on stuff like this…

Highland Park High School and the far-reaching impact of banned books

Highland Park High School, a wealthy public school in Texas, has banned seven books at the request of outraged parents who say the books are "too adult" for their children.…

What you need to know about South Sudan’s bloody civil war

South Sudan became the world's newest state in 2011, when it gained independence from Sudan after a 22-year civil war. Since the get-go the fledgling country has struggled with unity…

Wisconsin Republicans wrong about student loan debt

I recently came across an editorial in the University of Wisconsin paper The Badger Herald, written by the chairman of the UW College Republicans entitled "What the Democrats get wrong…

Everything you need to know about America’s affordable housing crisis

When I was about 12 years old, my neighbor was evicted; his house was rented out to a group of college guys who removed his painted lawn gnomes and put…

Blind political conformity: There’s an app for that

Have you ever finished a day of grocery shopping only to think to yourself, "Gee, I wish I could inject the partisan bickering of Washington into the produce aisle. That…

13 years after 9/11, new terror threat brings back fear

Today may be the 13th anniversary of the deadliest attack on United States' soil, but Americans are focused on a new terror threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and…

We aren’t all stupid and broke: The real reason Millennials don’t buy houses

If you read real estate news (I don’t know why I ask that — no one does), you know that about a million real estate reporters have written on the…

Campaign for raising minimum wage finally gaining momentum

Despite my complete agreement on the increase of the minimum wage, I couldn’t help but still be skeptical of the cause. I, like many other Americans, believe that $15 is…

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