The Impact of Baby Boomers on America’s Impending Healthcare Crisis

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies…

Why Your Neighbor Stabbed Someone And You’re Dying Early – Mary Grace

High rates of income inequality in a society has serious, lasting effects of quality of life. It increases violent crime, makes people less healthy, and lowers the average lifespan. It has lasting, traceable effects in first world countries (even slowing down…

American Prisons and the Mental Healthcare Crisis – Danika Kimball

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage,…

We should be demonstrating for TTIP, not against – Anders Rehnberg

The United States and The European Union are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, commonly referred to as TTIP, that aims to create the world’s largest free-trade zone. The ideas behind TTIP are straight forward, to simplify trade…

No one votes in America, but Iowa Mattered – Mary Grace

No one votes in America. We all complain, we all speculate, but registering to vote 25 days ahead of schedule, driving to an elementary school after work – we won’t do it. Americans don’t vote, at least half of us. …

Democrats and the Higher Education Crisis – Danika Kimball

The American higher education system was greatly impacted by the economic downturn in 2007. For many public universities, insurmountable budget cuts caused institutions across the country to inflate tuition costs and cut spending. As a result, students have been forced…

Black People are Depressed (and No One is Realizing it) – Mary Grace

In the United States African-Americans not only deal with more depression, but often do not get diagnosed with it, when diagnosed, get less treatment, and have less adherence to treatment. This isn’t a disease, but a symptom of larger problems.…