Grant Sarver September 3, 2020

Hurricanes, pandemics, and protests can do a lot to already low public morale if there is anything 2020 has taught us. Louisiana and Texas need to rebuild after Hurricane Laura made landfall with 150mph winds and took out homes and electrical grids. Isolation has undoubtedly been terrible for peoples’ mental health and exacerbated existing mental […]

Grant Sarver August 25, 2020

2020 seems to be the year of the apocalypse. Besides a pandemic, civil rights protests, and political instability, an old existential threat remains: climate change. California is on fire with over a million acres burned compared to 260,000 acres in 2019. Meanwhile, Louisiana is being hit by Tropical Storm Marco right now and is expected […]

Grant Sarver August 19, 2020

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs yesterday. It’s a puzzling picture in the middle of a pandemic-caused recession. The trend is accredited to Big Tech companies, like Apple and Amazon, getting bigger because of the increased digitization of our world in the middle of the pandemic. Apple is now valued at $2 […]

Grant Sarver August 17, 2020

The Democratic National Convention kicks off today “in Milwaukee.” The convention is being held only in name in Wisconsin because it will be entirely online. The pandemic has now been raging on for 5 months in the United States with an average of over 50,000 new cases a day. Speeches and the nomination process will […]

Grant Sarver August 10, 2020

The United States Postal Service is in trouble. A new postmaster general with a disdain for the service is making cuts and delaying mail delivery ahead of a general election with an unprecedented amount of expected mail-in ballots due to the pandemic.  Debate has broken out on the role of the Postal Service in our […]

Jessica Davis August 6, 2020

            It’s hard to imagine that just six months ago, life in the United States looked completely different than it does today. People were gathering in groups of more than ten , Lysol and hand sanitizer were still in stock, and a mask wasn’t the first thing you grabbed for a day outside. Instead of the […]

Grant Sarver July 30, 2020

The CEOs of four Big Tech companies—Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook—were grilled by House lawmakers yesterday. Democrats slammed the companies for monopoly power and Republicans alleged anti-conservative bias against them. There’s no doubt the technology industry is awash with money in the Information Age. The question is: Are companies benefitting fairly from it? Big Tech […]

Grant Sarver July 28, 2020

Many provisions legislated by the CARES Act expire this week. Stimulus and relief measures were passed at the beginning of the pandemic in March. The severity of the pandemic in the United States was not expected to last this long, so legislators are gathering in Washington this week to discuss another stimulus package.  Up for […]

Grant Sarver July 23, 2020

Revamping the nation’s crumbling infrastructure has been a topic of concern for a while now. Presidential candidates and the president himself have promised investment in infrastructure projects not seen since the Eisenhower administration. The collapse of Michigan’s Edenville Dam in May was a stark reminder of the serious threat that negligence of the issue poses. […]

Jessica Davis July 23, 2020

It’s hard to imagine that just five months ago, America was a country without a single reported case of COVID-19. Restaurants, hair salons, and schools were still open full of people without masks and less than six feet apart. Now, as we reach the middle of 2020, our country has almost four million confirmed cases […]