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The ACA Era of Mergers and Acquisitions
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

The ACA Era of Mergers and Acquisitions

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of March 2010 spurred many changes in the U.S. health care marketplace. The regulation intended to encourage optimization of care, increased access, and reduced costs. Interestingly, the private market has had its own economic response to increased regulation – mergers and acquisitions. Evidently, the shifts in the … Continue reading

Balancing Climate Change with a Strong Economy; A New Conservative Movement
Politics

Balancing Climate Change with a Strong Economy; A New Conservative Movement

Last week Pope Francis added his name to a growing list of public figures that are pushing for collective action against climate change. Now well into his second term, President Obama has sought to make addressing this issue a centerpiece of his final months in the Oval Office. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released … Continue reading

Rock the Vote? Hardly
Politics

Rock the Vote? Hardly

Incumbency, partisanship and the economy. What do these words mean to you? Probably nothing, if we’re being honest with each other. In the 2012 presidential election, President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney was predetermined before the campaign even began. Now I’ve sparked your attention. Let me explain myself. The presidential race between Mitt Romney and Barack … Continue reading

What is the impact of growing classroom sizes in America’s public schools?
America / Education

What is the impact of growing classroom sizes in America’s public schools?

Education policy helps construct the backbone of the American dream, while classrooms frame the outlook that affects future generations of Americans. Currently, “Among the 34 OECD countries, the United States performed below average in mathematics in 2012 and is ranked 27th out of 34…Performance in reading and science are both close to the OECD average.” … Continue reading

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2
Foreign Policy / Immigration / Trade / U.S. Domestic Policy

The Dimming Beacon, The Future of Cuban Immigration to the United States-Part 2

The Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), as President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1966, no longer holds the same value. This change has not been at the hands of an amendment, or other piece legislation, rather it has been due to a shift in symbolic significance. Just as the embargo, one of the reasons … Continue reading