Skabz: Subculture of clowns wounds traditional performers

On a Saturday night, in the dim-lit Dirt Bar, you can find Chris Amerson clowning around a large group of adults. Amerson, or Skabz the clown, won’t wear a big red nose, but he will slip into a pair of scuffed stripped clown shoes before every act. “I like to get wasted before a show – not too wasted though, ‘cause then juggling gets sort … Continue reading Skabz: Subculture of clowns wounds traditional performers

Facebook Facing a $5 Billion Fine

In late April, Facebook made an announcement that it was facing a $5 billion fine over its mishandling of personal information during the 2016 election campaign and other privacy-related issues. Federal regulators have been very vocal about the need to hold the social media giant accountable, but it seems to pursue that accountability is proving to be complicated. Several months ago, the Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading Facebook Facing a $5 Billion Fine

Consumer credit card debt raising concerns

The United States is experiencing a booming economy and record low unemployment levels, and yet Americans are struggling with rising credit card debt. The credit card industry is floored by reports of credit card debt rising to levels not seen in seven years. The charge off rate – the percentage of borrowed money that credit cards have given up on collecting – increased to 3.8 … Continue reading Consumer credit card debt raising concerns

Venezuela: What you need to know

Venezuela, the country that once boasted on being the hub of international business in South America, is suffering from hyperinflation, extreme poverty, and a humanitarian crisis. The Caribbean country is experiencing an exodus, with millions feeling to Columbia and other neighboring countries. Since socialist President Nicholas Maduro took the mantle of power in 2014, Venezuela’s economy took a downturn and its grasp on national oil … Continue reading Venezuela: What you need to know

Brexit: All you need to know

In 2016, the UK held a referendum to decide whether it would remain part of the European Nations, and consequently – Britain chose to exit or Brexit. 70  million citizens voted in the referendum: Brexit voted in favor, 51.2 to 48 percent. Theresa May was elected as Prime Minister to oversee the Brexit negotiations. She officially triggered the Brexit process on March 29, 2017, giving … Continue reading Brexit: All you need to know

Brexit: All you need to know

In 2016, the UK held a referendum to decide whether it would remain part of the European Nations, and consequently – Britain chose to exit or Brexit. 70  million citizens voted in the referendum: Brexit voted in favor, 51.2 to 48 percent. Theresa May was elected as Prime Minister to oversee the Brexit negotiations. She officially triggered the Brexit process on March 29, 2017, giving … Continue reading Brexit: All you need to know

Social Security to run out of benefits by 2035

Millions of citizens could lose social security benefits by 2035, according to a report released by the Trump administration. Beneficiaries would receive 25 percent less of their social security income if congress doesn’t act soon. The report stated that the government will have to tap into Social Security reserves in 2020 when the costs exceed what it receives from taxes. The $3 trillion reserves are … Continue reading Social Security to run out of benefits by 2035

Venezuela: What you need to know

Venezuela, the country that once boasted on being the hub of international business in South America, is suffering from hyperinflation, extreme poverty, and a humanitarian crisis. The Caribbean country is experiencing an exodus, with millions feeling to Columbia and other neighboring countries. Since socialist President Nicholas Maduro took the mantle of power in 2014, Venezuela’s economy took a downturn and its grasp on national oil … Continue reading Venezuela: What you need to know

Boeing’s investigation reveals a lack of FAA oversight

The U.S. Department of Transportation is conducting another investigation into the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia and killed 157 passengers, the second incident for the new aircraft in the last six months. In 2018, the 737 jet took a nosedive and crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia leaving 189 dead. Since the second incident, several countries such as China and … Continue reading Boeing’s investigation reveals a lack of FAA oversight

A Brief look into the Green New Deal

Several Democratic presidential candidates have come forward to support the popular Green New Deal in the hopes of garnering public opinion in their favor. Senator Corey Booker called the deal “bold” and an opportunity to revive the U.S. economy. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, proposed the deal shortly after she was voted into congress. The Green New Deal, ambitiously named after FDR’s New … Continue reading A Brief look into the Green New Deal