Best Cities for Recent College Grads

We all know the job market is tough right now. This is especially true for those just leaving college and entering the job market. So it is helpful to know which cities are best for you newly minted college graduates. This article gives the low-down on where college grads should think about relocating after graduation. Surprisingly, Baltimore tops the list. I am from Baltimore–born and raised. I still live in Maryland, although not in the city any longer, and I still work Read More

Before/After of Joplin, MO

I’m sure you all have heard about the earthquake that hit Joplin, Missouri just a couple of days ago. Last I heard it had killed at least 125 people and it is still being reported that up to 1,500 people are still missing. Below are before and after photos of the wreckage. Absolutely unbelievable. If you want to help the victims of this tragedy, you can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Honestly, after looking at the photos below, Read More

My Day As a D.C. Lobbyist

So last Wednesday I had the opportunity to Lobby Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office (D-MD) regarding an issue that I am very passionate about. As a Marylander, I am one of Senator Mikulski’s constituents and although I have written letters to my congressional representatives in the past, I have never traveled to their D.C. offices and lobbied them about an issue. So what was so important to me that I would do this–the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Here’s why: The Read More

Michelle Bachmann vs. Tenth Grader

A New Jersey 10th grader has challenged Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) to a constitutional duel. In the past, Bachmann has been guilty of making inaccurate and exaggerated statements (which might explain why she is a Faux Fox News favorite) on more than a few occasions. Here is the letter Amy Myers sent to the Congresswoman: Dear Representative Bachmann, My name is Amy Myers. I am a Cherry Hill, New Jersey sophomore attending Cherry Hill High School East. As a typical high school Read More

Will Youth Stick with Obama?

President Obama vaulted to the Democratic Nomination in 2008 because of the youth vote, and went on the claim the presidency almost exclusively because of the youth vote (absent 18-to-29-year-olds, he would have only beat McCain by less than one percent). But will Millennials be his key constituency again in 2012? A recent Huffington Post article poses this question, and although the election is still a long way off, polls show that Obama’s best numbers come from those under 30. Even still, Read More

Shocking…Class of 2011 is Most Indebted Ever

This recent article from the Wall Street Journal talks about a new record set by the Class of 2011, but it isn’t something to really brag about. At an average of $22,900, the nation’s newest college graduates are the most indebted ever. This figure has risen 8 percent from last year and 47 percent in the last decade. The article does try to make the argument that this level of debt may not be all that bad–because large levels of debt force Read More

Osama bin Laden’s Death

I assume you heard the news–Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces Sunday. When news broke late last night, thousands of Americans (mostly Millennials) celebrated across the country, but mostly in New York City and in front of the White House in Washington D.C. As President Obama said, Millennials have born the brunt of this war so it makes sense that his death gives a lot of young people hope that maybe the War on Terror is one step closer to Read More