Point of View

Political Corruption

UNITED STATES—Politics and corruption go hand and hand.  I hate to say it, but a vast majority of individuals elected into political office find themselves involved in some sort of scandal at some point.  The nation watched on Monday, March 11 as a verdict was released in the federal corruption case involving ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick who faced more...

Finding A Cure

UNITED STATES—There were amazing leaps and bounds in the medicine field this past week.  Researchers may have found a cure for HIV in babies.  This is amazing news for the disease that is crippling millions of Americans each day.  A baby that was infected with the HIV virus had it neutralized by researchers that intercepted the virus by delivering...

Sequester Chaos

UNITED STATES—Well Congress has proved to us once again that the well-being of the public is not a concern of theirs.  They have allowed the sequester cuts to go into effect after not being able to reach a tentative agreement before the February 28 deadline. So what does this mean for Americans?  The sequestration cuts are automatic cuts totaling more...

Treating Yourself

UNITED STATES—Why is it that many of us feel so guilty when we do something for ourselves?  It’s a question that I ask myself time and time again.  I’m a huge giver by heart.  If someone needs it, they can usually come to me to get it, heck most people do.  But for some reason, I always feel guilty...

Sales Mania!

UNITED STATES—Working in sales is a tough industry.  A majority of individuals who are working in sales earn commission. That is the key word: commission. Some have a base pay and commission; others are getting paid solely on commission.  That is something that scares many consumers.  You go into a retail shop looking for a product and before you...

Gossip, Gossip, Gossip

UNITED STATES—What is it about gossip that so many of us engage in it on a daily basis?  For most us we get our daily dose of gossip from those salacious tabloids that report so many false stories its hard to fathom that a vast majority of the country believe the information to be true.  More importantly we engage...

Misery Loves Company

UNITED STATES—We’ve all heard the phrase “Misery loves company,” but do miserable people really make it a goal of theirs to make those surrounding them feel as bad as they do?  I’m starting to believe so.  I know quite a few people who seem to enjoy being in a negative state of mind.  No matter what you say, no...

Should Children Go To School Year-Round?

UNITED STATES—It’s a question that has been debated for decades, should the United States implement some sort of law requiring our children to attend school throughout the entire year, eliminating that extensive summer break.  As a kid, my answer would have been not a chance, but as an adult it’s an issue that is a bit more important. I...

College Should Be For Everyone

UNITED STATES—To me it always seemed like going to college was an elitist thing.  Not everyone gets the opportunity to go, so those that do tend to make the best of it.  However, I always wondered why getting into college is such a competitive field when so many of us are attending public universities?  The reason this argument is...

Boosting The Minimum Wage

UNITED STATES—Some good news was unleashed to the public on Tuesday, February 12 as President Barack Obama conducted his State of the Union Address. This was the commander in chief’s fourth address to the American people.  He acknowledged that he’d like to raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 to $9.00.   This is exceptionally good news, but as we...
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