Staff Picks

What Does Trump's Fuel Economy Mean for the Environment?
Donald Trump recently set out a plan to roll back on the fuel economy standards that the Obama administration previously put into place to make emissions standards stricter, and, in turn, decrease gre...
10 Best Female Political Writers You Should Follow
Politics, for the most part, seems to be a "guys' only" club. Our senators and representatives are mostly male. Politics reporters, too, also seem to be mostly male. Even the talking heads on televisi...
Heather Wilkinsa month ago
Energy Solutions for Florida
Florida is one of those states where it's sunny all year round. There's memes and jokes about some of the stupid things that happen in our state or the weather. People who live in Florida deal with sn...
Patricia Sarkar2 months ago
A History of Gambling in the USA
Gambling in the United States has enjoyed a rich and varied history and it’s one that continues to evolve. In May 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA ruling that deemed sports betting to b...
Felix Martinez2 months ago
Cost Effective or Carbon Free?
Our way of life has consequences we choose to ignore. We enjoy driving our car down the highway. We expect electricity in our homes to power the things we feel we need. What people do not appreciate i...
Matthew Kresal2 months ago
Putin, Trump & 'Russian Roulette'
As of writing, we are eighteen months into the presidency of Donald Trump. That time in office has found his administration, intelligence agencies, and the news media focused on lingering questions fr...
Bethany Ashlyn3 months ago
Have We Lost the Meaning Behind Independence Day?
Fireworks have never been my favorite thing in the world. They are loud and potentially could blow my hand off or worse. My brother, on the other hand, loves fireworks like most Americans do. People s...
Shandi Pace3 months ago
How John F. Kennedy Became a Cultural Icon
Tensions reached new heights due to marches on civil rights, women’s rights, the never-ending war in Vietnam and farmworker conditions. Although the majority of these movements began peacefully, the o...
Ben Kharakh4 months ago
Important Organizations That Help Immigrants in the US
In the wake of the news that the Trump administration had been separating immigrant children from their parents as they crossed the US's southern border, many people found themselves asking, "Did the ...