Could Millennials Destroy the Republican Party?

Well, if the Republican Party doesn’t destroy itself that is. Ever since the first-year Millennials started voting—way back in 2000—this generation has posed a real problem for Republicans. And the problem has increasingly gotten worse. The extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have really turned off the progressive-leaning Millennials. Even Millennials who consider themselves conservatives largely don’t agree with the far-right views of many prominent Republicans. Overall, these extreme views just don’t jive with the most diverse generation in American Read More

Petition to Make Poverty Unconstitutional

My friend Arnold McMahon has started a petition to make poverty unconstitutional in the United States. Essentially it would add an amendment to the Constitution not only making poverty unconstitutional but also granting all necessary powers to the U.S. government to eliminate poverty. Please go here to sign it. Poverty contributes to so many issues in our nation, and if we can eliminate poverty we will also eliminate the problems it creates and exacerbates. Thank you Arnold for being such a champion Read More

Maximizing Millennials

Below is an infographic from MBA@UNC about how to effectively manage Millennials in the workplace. Thank you to Joshua John, the digital strategist for MBA@UNC, for sending this to me. This infographic really paints a great picture of what Millennials are like as workers and how we are changing the workforce in America. Like or not, older generations are going to have to adapt to us, not the other way around. Millennials currently represent over one-third of the workforce and by 2020 Read More

Is the Egypt Headed for Civil War?

Or, is it already in the midst of a Civil War? In case you haven’t been paying attention to international news, last week Egypt’s military overthrew President Mohammad Morsi. Morsi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a prominent Islamist party that came to power after the first Egyptian Revolution a couple of years ago. In this second revolution, Egyptians rejected the Islamist government (that they elected 18 months ago) led by the Brotherhood because they want a more democratic style of Read More

Congress Allows Student Loan Interest Rates to Double

The deadline to keep interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling was June 30th, and of course Congress didn’t do anything. The interest rate went from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent and it is estimated to cost the average student about $2,600 more a year. However, Congress can still pass a bill that would bring rates back down. Democrats have stated that they will consider a Senate vote to reverse the increase on July 10, but would prefer passing Read More