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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.…

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…

Major websites join ‘Internet Slowdown Day’ over net neutrality

On Wednesday, major sites such as Netflix, Reddit and Wordpress are participating in an "Internet Slow Down Day," a grassroots effort by Fight for the Future that seeks to symbolically…

Men take lead in two major women’s rights issues in recent weeks

Women’s rights are heavily centered on the idea of bodily rights. Not often does the government tell men what to do with their bodies — that is an issue for…

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not the official spokesmen for Black people

I don’t think people realize how insulting it is that people think every Black person looks to these two for guidance and talking points. Imagine if we said that Bill…

Self-classified libertarians don’t know what ‘libertarian’ means

Libertarianism may be en vogue right now, but that doesn't mean that self-described libertarians have any idea what it means. According to a new Pew Research poll, 23 percent of…

Feeding America report reveals need for different political approach to charity

Last week, Feeding America released its Hunger in America report, a comprehensive examination on the current status of food access and security. The 161-page report reveals startling statistics on hunger…