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How COVID-19 has Affected the United States Economy

Due to the coronavirus, the stock markets have decreased greatly in the past couple of months. (Photo By BBC News}

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 has made its way over to the United States, and it is not just the wellbeing of our people that is being affected but the economy and the stock market have been affected as well. The stock market has played a huge role in our economy since the very beginning of the United States of America. M...

Poverty Prevention: Has the United States Made Progress?

Congressman Paul Ryan, vice-presidential running mate to Mitt Romney in 2012’s presidential election, offers his opinion on the effectiveness of government organizations with the intent to assist those in economic crisis while Bread from the City, a Washington relief organization, discusses his speech.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

May 13, 2014

Over the past decade, modern developed countries have taken great leaps in order to lessen the percentage of their population under the poverty line. Significantly, Latin America has made tremendous progress in reducing extreme financial crisis among the Latin population. The World Bank, a United Nations financial institut...

Friday Links: Obamacare Website Issues

Critics of the website for Obamacare point to flaws in the design of the site itself rather than the amount of users visiting it

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

On October 1st, the website for Obamacare went live and shortly thereafter encountered several technical issues such as users being unable to sign up and server crashes. Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary for Health and Human Services, claimed that President Obama did not know about any of the potential issues with ...

Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

The government shutdown lasted far longer than recommended due to dispute over the spending bill. The number of government owned businesses and organizations that were paused continued to grow in response, so YouTube news channel Sourcefed’s Joe Barreta and Lee Newton reported on what one could and could not do during the government shutdown.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2013

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority to spend money, leading to a government shutdown. In the case of this year’s government shutdown, Congress and the ...

Friday Links: What Is Up With Our Government?

As the fiscal year ends, Congress neglects to pass a spending bill to fund the government, leading to a government shutdown. Eliot Morgan from YouTube's Sourcefed channel explains what exactly is happening on Capitol Hill for the time being.
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Lacy Hamilton, Editorial Editor

October 17, 2013

At the end of the government’s fiscal year, September 30, the Congress has refused to pass the spending bill that funds the government, an event that has not occurred since 1995. The House Republicans are intent on derailing or at least chipping away at Obamacare in exchange for the passing of the ...

Friday Links: U.S. Government Shutdown

President Obama delivers a speech to the American people concerning the government shutdown on October 1st, largely blaming the Republicans

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

On September 30, the United States Government shut down due to the inability of the House and Senate to agree on a funding bill. Republicans wish to defund Obamacare, while Democrats will not agree to anything unless the government is reopened and the borrowing limit is increased.  President Obama delivered a speec...

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