Falling Off the Election Band Wagon

Falling Off the Election Band Wagon

It’s a truism in politics that the older you are, the more likely it is that you will vote. For the youngest voters (those in the 18-30 category), levels of disengagement are much higher than among their older peers. Over half of those polled in this age group couldn’t name […]

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Securing the Perimeter: Navy's Rapidgate Allowed Felons on Bases

Securing the Perimeter: Navy's Rapidgate Allowed Felons on Bases

After a scathing Pentagon report in September 2013, it was clearly evident that the Navy needed to revamp its security access control systems. Goodbye, Rapidgate. Hello to Intellicheck Mobilisa and a range of other credentialing tools designed to help military personnel, such as the U.S. Identification Manual. Standard and secure […]

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A Perspective on Typhoon Haiyan's Aftermath

A Perspective on Typhoon Haiyan's Aftermath

For those who have never experienced a storm in their entire lives, they will never know the paralyzing fear of victims when their safety is hanging by a thin thread and their lives could be lost at any minute or second. Such must be the turmoil of those who lived […]

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What to Know before Choosing an International Volunteer Opportunity

What to Know before Choosing an International Volunteer Opportunity

Many of us who grew up in wealthier countries–where governments are stable, basic human needs are met and opportunity for prosperity is abundant– feel compelled to contribute to the betterment of people who were not born into such fortunate circumstances. There is no shortage of organizations, and volunteer programs, offering […]

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Is the United States set for a “War on Immigration”?

Is the United States set for a “War on Immigration”?

Immigration has been a long-standing, contentious issue in American politics. Early American history witnessed the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which ruled that 14 years of residency were necessary before an ‘alien' could be grant citizenship. Later in to the nineteenth century, the 14th Amendment of 1868 addressed the […]

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Government Relations and Gun Lobbying

Government Relations and Gun Lobbying

In last April we saw that the US senate rejected the new bill about the restriction of gun sales in America. This is an important step in the history of public and government relations in the USA as it proves the domination of lobbyings in this country one more time. […]

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Is the Affordable Care Act Causing a Shortage of Care?

Is the Affordable Care Act Causing a Shortage of Care?

Ever since the Affordable Care Act was introduced, it has had perhaps more than its fair share of criticism, despite the fact that it is making higher quality healthcare more widely available to Americans than ever before seen in previous history. Fears of care and doctor shortages exacerbated by the […]

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Immigration Reform Now Facing Big Problems

Immigration Reform Now Facing Big Problems

The landmark immigration bill currently working its way through the U.S. Senate may contain good news for those looking to enter the U.S. on a H-1B visa. While under current law, the U.S. only issues 65,000 skilled guest worker visas per year, the new bill would raise this cap to […]

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Unbelievable Real Life Negotiations

Unbelievable Real Life Negotiations

Businesspeople often treat their negotiations as a matter of life and death, even when they really aren't. However, what would happen if the stakes were higher than a handful of jobs, the price of a majority stock option, or even the future of an entire company? Here are seven real-life […]

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Mark Zuckerberg's Super PAC Playing "House of Cards" Politics

Mark Zuckerberg's Super PAC Playing "House of Cards" Politics

It is generally accepted as an inescapable truth that money and politics go hand-in-hand, especially in the current era of the Super Political Action Committee (Super PAC). A Super PAC, for those of you who didn't follow Stephen Colbert's "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow," is a means by which […]

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Security In America: What Is The Cost Of Being Safe

Security In America: What Is The Cost Of Being Safe

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin It would seem that the times are changing in America, but that could well have always been the case. Nonetheless, numerous horrific events have unfolded in the past year […]

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