Greta Thunberg Arrives at COP25 by Boat

Greta Thunberg, the famous, 16 year old, Swedish climate activist, arrived in Lisbon today after a three week journey across the Atlantic Ocean. She traveled by boat to avoid the high green house gas emissions that result from air travel. Upon arrival at the COP25 conference, Thunberg emphasized that she was there to assure that […]

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis

Despite having the most famous digital tech scene in the world and the 8th highest median income in the country, California also has some of the worst poverty in the US. Because of high housing costs, close to half of all homeless people in the US are in California. Apple, trying to be a good […]

Theory About Why the US has so Many Mass Shootings

Adam Lankford, a criminal justice professor at University of Alabama, presented a study at the American Sociological Association meeting recently that asked the question: Why do so many mass shootings happen in the US? First, he laid out the landscape. Between 1966 and 2012, the US had 31% of mass shootings with only 5% of […]

Trump Sympathizes with Meghan Markle

President Trump loves to slam the media. In fact, one of his favorite talking points is that the media is corrupt and has a bias against him. HRH, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and her husband have been challenging certain British tabloid publications for publishing embarrassing and misleading stories about Meghan’s personal life. Trump […]

Three Killed in Iraqi Protests of Iran

Many Iraqis have expressed frustration with growing poverty and too much political influence from Iran. They believe that the country’s elite is allowing poverty despite significant oil wealth. And, they think that this elite is either obedient to Iran or the US. Over the last month protesters have gone to the streets. In the latest […]

Washington Nationals Capture First World Series in Franchise History

The Washington Nationals made history Wednesday night winning their first ever championship in franchise history, including when the franchise was the Montreal Expos. They defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in game seven in comeback fashion like they had done virtually all season. This World Series marked the first time ever neither home team won a […]

Facebook Will Not Fact Check Political Ads

Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform will not fact check political ads, thus allowing false political ads on its platform. Facebook has considered banning political ads altogether, but decided against it because many other platforms don’t ban them – Twitter being a new exception. A Facebook spokesperson said that “people, and not […]

Climate Change to Dramatically Increase Coastal Flooding Events

Climate Central, a non profit dedicated to climate science research and journalism, has adjusted its sea level forecast. It now predicts that the effects will be three times greater than previously expected. Rising global sea levels are expected to flood 300 million homes by 2050 and 630 million homes by 2100. In addition, high tides […]

Black Woman Shot Dead in Her Home by Fort Worth Police Officer

The Tragedy A black woman was fatally shot dead in her home on Saturday by a Fort Worth Texas policeman. The officer shot into a bedroom window while conducting a social check-up at her residence. The shooting has provoked outrage and calls for police accountability. This community’s confidence in law enforcement has been shaken by other shootings and the death of Botham Jean in nearby Dallas. […]

11,000 Scientists Give a Grim Warning on the Climate Emergency

Eleven thousand scientists from 150 countries just issued a warning of “untold suffering” resulting from climate change if humanity doesn’t act. This follows a similar letter, with a similar warning, issued by the scientific community in 2017. In the new letter, scientists say that despite 40 years of warnings, humanity has not made the significant […]