Polar Ice Caps are Shrinking Faster than Expected

I am just going to copy and paste this article for you to read instead of linking to it. The thing is, I know that I usually don’t click on links. So if you all are like me, then you won’t click on the link even after I tell you how important this article is. So here is the article. Please read it. It is really important. WASHINGTON (AP) — In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount Read More

Surprise, Surprise: Fox News Doesn’t Accurately Cover Climate Change News

Last year a study by Fairleigh Dickenson University backed up a study by the University of Maryland that found that viewers of Fox News were the least informed. And this year, Fairleigh Dickenson updated the study and found the same results. As a matter of fact, viewers of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart were more informed than Fox News viewers. This comes as no surprise to me, nor does this recent report that found that News Corp. (which owns Fox News Read More

Voter Suppression is on the Rise

This is via Campus Progress: “In the past year, state law-makers passed 25 restricting the right to vote. That’s just slightly less than the 29 passed in the United States between 1865 and 1967.” Most of these voter I.D. laws disproportionately affect the elderly, the poor, the disabled, minorities and the young. Also, the majority of states legislatures (if not all, I’m not exactly sure) that have passed these laws or have legislation pending, have Republican majorities. The excuse used to justify Read More

Young Adults are Helped by Obamacare

According to a recent article from the NY Times, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the share of young adults without health insurance dropped one-sixth between 2010 and 2011. This is the largest drop for any age group over a one year span since the Center began collecting data on health coverage in 1997. It should be noted that this federal survey did not ask how the newly insured obtained coverage, but it is Read More