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  • Black Friday Will Only Destroy Thanksgiving If We Allow It To
    The day American shoppers lose their minds for moderately awesome, limited supply discounting is upon us! Black Friday is here, and some of the largest retailers across the country are following the annoyingly disturbing trend of opening their doors even earlier this year than the last.

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  • Jumpsuit or Tailored Suit? It Depends What Crime You’re Accused Of
    An unarmed black teenager took a box of cigars from a convenience store. He was pulled over by police and tried to run away. He was shot six times and died at the scene.A black 12 year old was playing with a bb gun. Police arrived on the scene and shot him to death seconds later.A suspected drug dealer has his home raided by SWAT teams.
  • Donald Trump: From Bad Businessman to Worst President
    Donald Trump has been a really bad businessman over a span of 48 years, contrary to his self-promoted and populist image of a successful businessman.
  • Obama Moves to Cement His Legacy With a Rallying Cry to Lift up the Middle Class
    Don't ever think of telling President Obama he is a lame duck. He has too many things he still wants to accomplish before he leaves and beginning the process of lifting up the middle class is at the top of his list.
  • What's More Bipartisan Than Having an Educated Public?
    Is college a right or a privilege? If President Obama has his way then it will soon be a right for every single high school graduate in this country regardless of income or social class. The premise is simple: extend the already guaranteed number educational years every student is eligible to receive by two.
  • America is Truly Exceptional, But Not For the Reasons You Have Been Told
    Have you ever had someone ask you why you just don't just leave the country whenever you express even the slightest frustration with the status quo? It's a common refrain from those who believe in American exceptionalism and is something I've heard so often that I've begun to push back more forcefully against those who suggest I leave my homeland because I have the gall to question
  • CNN's 'Ivory Tower' Will Change The Way You Think About College, Forever.
    If you are going to watch one single documentary about higher education in the United States, you can do no better than CNN's 'Ivory Tower'. Is College Worth It? That's the question Director Andrew Rossi sets out to answer. The points made in this documentary are nuanced, and the answers are many.
  • Congressional Hopeful Humbly Omitted His Decorated Past
    After Seth Moulton beat out sitting Representative John Tierney in the primary for the Democratic spot on Massachusetts’ ballot for the 6th District House Seat last month, reporters started to dig into to the past of this relatively unknown candidate and ended up with a refreshing surprise.

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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Consumers

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
01/04/11Safety of U.S. grown food improved with requirements for large factory farms to register all food handlers and maintain records relating to food safetyFood Safety Modernization Act
01/04/11Safety of imported food improved with new FSVP & VQIP programs that helps ensure it is safe, unadulterated and not misbrandedFood Safety Modernization Act
12/17/10$186 billion in tax relief for all tax payers by extending the Bush income tax cuts for 2010 & 20112010 Tax & Jobs Compromise
07/22/10Borrowers protected from bad loans with rules and penalties requiring that lenders verify that they are able to repay the loans that they issueWall Street Reform Act
07/22/10Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established to promote fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and other consumer financial productsWall Street Reform Act
07/22/10FDIC bank deposit insurance increased from $100,000 to $250,000Wall Street Reform Act
03/23/10Insurance companies must spend 80% of the money raised from consumers premiums on health care and quality improvementObamacare
03/23/10Health insurance companies can not charge higher premiums for out of network emergency room careObamacare

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