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Shackling Educators to Test Booklets
Constitution / Education

Shackling Educators to Test Booklets

As Election Day nears, voters are faced with a variety of decisions that will affect aspects of their life from healthcare to education. In Missouri, an amendment to the state constitution that is on the November 4th ballot could have resonating effects on the state education system, teachers and communities. Amendment 3, which would be inserted … Continue reading

NPs, PAs, and MDs, Oh My!
Healthcare

NPs, PAs, and MDs, Oh My!

The individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act requires nearly all individuals to purchase health insurance. Subsequently, the issue of adequate provider supply comes into question. This is because it is believed that when more individuals have health insurance it is more likely that we will see more individuals using health care services. This is … Continue reading

The Rise of Narrow Networks: Is Your Doc Covered?
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

The Rise of Narrow Networks: Is Your Doc Covered?

A great fear in delivering universal health coverage is that our system would adopt the more limited access to care that other countries currently experience. While addressing many issues that previously prevented individuals from gaining coverage in the past, the Affordable Care Act fails to lay adequate standards for coverage once people become insured. As … Continue reading

Drone Wars: Bans Against Free Enterprise?
Economy / National Security / Politics / Regulation / Technology

Drone Wars: Bans Against Free Enterprise?

Jeff Bezos’ plans to create commercial drone deliveries for Amazon in upcoming years might be premature based on the severe lack of new regulation establishment from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA).  The Association cannot keep up with American innovation and has resorted to banning most drone usage, aside from several private-sector drones, until it completes … Continue reading

Privacy Advances or More Privacy Threats? What Might be Wrong with Eric Holder’s Statement
Communications / Other / Regulation

Privacy Advances or More Privacy Threats? What Might be Wrong with Eric Holder’s Statement

Attorney General Eric Holder said on September 30 that new forms of encryption that are now introduced by technology companies could thwart investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk. In the wake of ongoing revelations of widespread surveillance of data and other electronic devices, Holder’s speech seems to be a well-coordinated campaign … Continue reading

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part I
Economy / Immigration / Politics

How Can International Students Boost the U.S. Economy? – Part I

The United States has been broadly known as a nation of immigrants and their descendants. As the country gradually recovers from the recent economic crisis, the importance of economic and social benefits of immigration becomes clearer than ever before. According to the latest government figures, U.S. population growth is projected to tumble almost in half … Continue reading

STEMigration Reform: Not All About the Cap
Economy / Immigration / Politics

STEMigration Reform: Not All About the Cap

As border security fear mongering steals the headlines (first ISIS, now Ebola), a slow-burning immigration drama is playing out between the world’s two biggest democracies. The controversy revolves around the H-1B visa, a 3-year nonimmigrant visa designed to attract skilled foreigners to fill U.S. labor shortages in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. … Continue reading