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Stop the SNAP Judgements

Stop the SNAP Judgements

September 23, 2013

Now That Cher is Dead

April 9, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Offender

Alison Shanahan

February 12, 2013

On February 11th, Pope Benedict XVI made news by being the first pope since 1415 to retire. As priests and Vatican officials reach out to parishes, both Catholic and secular media broils with the questions “what next?” and “wil...

A 10,000% Tax to Help Stop Violence?

Alison Shanahan

January 25, 2013

In wake of the recent mass shootings, the phrase “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” has been tossed around like political confetti by guns rights activists. Proponents of this kind of thinking have tweaked the...

The Monetary Costs of Gun Violence

Alison Shanahan

January 17, 2013

Remember the old Mastercard commercials? You had something for $X and something for $Y (ideally, these were paid for by your hypothetical Mastercard), and the combination of these culminated in a priceless moment/experience. Child’s...

Fiscal Cliff Diving

Alison Shanahan

November 28, 2012

Anyone who has tuned into the news recently has noticed the fiscal cliff. From the way politicians and pundits describe it, the United States is hurtling towards the edge. Like the chicken scene from Rebel Without a Cause, we are l...

Giving Thanks for the U.S. Dollar

Alison Shanahan

November 21, 2012

With the election excitement over and our country hurtling towards a fiscal cliff, it doesn’t seem like there is much to give thanks for in the current U.S. economy. Hurricane Sandy devastated areas of the East Coast, forcing...

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