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The Startling Reality of College Costs »

We all know college can be expensive, but over the last few decades tuition costs in the U.S. have been…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 800
Score: 21

The Real Life/Death Risks for Our Kids »

Over 1800 teen suicides and fewer than 20 deaths by school shootings per year. Why are we considering spending money…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 1928
Score: 21

Beliebers of Democracy? »

As many of us know, (whether we want to or not) Justin Bieber was arrested on charges of a DUI…

Matt Hartill
by: Matt Hartill
views: 343
Score: 19

Where do political people go for news? »

Hopefully someday they will all come to SavvyRoo for less rhetoric and more facts and many, many sources. Until then…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 500
Score: 17

International Development vs. National Income »

Luxembourg allotted one percent of it's Gross National Income (GNI) for developmental aid in 2012. The United States gave over…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 304
Score: 17

GOP Slams 'Imperial' Obama But Get Their Facts Wrong »

As the chart above shows, Obama has been downright thrifty in issuing executive orders by historical standards. His 168 executive…

Talking Points Memo
by: Talking Points Memo
views: 479
Score: 17

#Ferguson Profiling? »

Ferguson police are much more likely to stop, search and arrest African-American drivers than white ones. When stopped, blacks are…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 1330
Score: 14

US Takes Biggest Piece of Military Spending Pie »

The United States designated $682.5 billion to military expenditures in 2012, nearly level with the $683.4 spent by the 11…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 425
Score: 14

What's The Biggest Threat to the World? »

Well, it depends on where you live. These results aren't particularly surprising, but they reveal how much people's experience at…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 313
Score: 13

Raising the Minimum Wage is a Political No-Brainer »

Raising the minimum wage is simply not a controversial issue — except on Capitol Hill. Poll after poll reveals that…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 672
Score: 12

The Federal Budget: Every Child Left Behind »

The USFG’s budget is always under criticism from both sides of the aisle, but why don’t our lawmakers take a…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 621
Score: 12

Ignored Issues »

Really? What's more important? Because it isn't as though human trafficking and child slavery aren't real issues.

Zero Atolia
by: Zero Atolia
views: 174
Score: 11

The Hobby Lobby Decision in the Court of Public Opinion »

Luckily for Hobby Lobby, their case was decided by nine Supreme Court Justices, not the public. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 338
Score: 11

Hoping for Peacekeeping, Addicted to Warmaking »

The UN has seen a substantial leap in its budget in just the last decade, jumping from $1.5 billion in…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 271
Score: 11

Wages Up? Employment Could Suffer »

The authors of "Minimum Wages," a book released in 2008, reviewed 100 studies concerning wages that have been published since…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 216
Score: 11

Is 2014 the Year of the Keystone Pipeline? »

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has the potential to create 1,950 jobs and pump $3.4 billion into the US economy.…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 355
Score: 11

Men Know Best When It Comes to Abortions »

Abortion-restriction laws have swept through state legislatures since 2010. All chambers have been Republican-controlled, except in Rhode Island. Women make…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 289
Score: 11

US Imprisons More Citizens Than Any Other Nation »

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 24% of the world's prisoner population, while only…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 257
Score: 11

White People: Blinded by Privilege? »

Most black people (much more so than white people) say that blacks face a lot of discrimination. And they would…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 417
Score: 10

The Value of the Black Market »

The Black Market is an incredibly lucrative industry in the United States with an estimated value exceeding hundreds of billions…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 310
Score: 10

We knew Wall Street was stacking the deck, but this much? »

Since the passage of the sweeping regulatory overhaul package designed to prevent another dramatic financial collapse, a new wave of…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 399
Score: 10

Princeton Study: American Government No Longer A Democracy »

When the policy-preferences of median-income Americans were compared to actual government policies enacted, the public majority's interests were found to…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 515
Score: 10

GLBTQ Marriage »

States supporting Freedom to Marry

Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.
by: Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D.
views: 377
Score: 10

ACA or Stay Away? »

According to a recent study released by the American Action Forum (AAF), 6 out of 7 young adults will benefit…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 159
Score: 10

Does this Shirt Make my Economy Look Fat? »

A recent Gallup poll indicates despite beliefs that economic conditions are improving, "Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future of…

Matt Hartill
by: Matt Hartill
views: 337
Score: 10

Corporate Reform Can't Help Underemployment »

Arne Duncan’s latest gaffe highlights the critical inequities of federal education “reforms.” Reversing these trends will require policymakers to acknowledge…

Roosevelt Institute
by: Roosevelt Institute
views: 301
Score: 10

The secret to happiness »

How happy are you? Very happy? Somewhat happy? After 40 years of research, social scientists have attributed happiness to 3…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 720
Score: 10

GOP-Backed Voting Laws Target And Hurt Young Minority Voters »

A new report highlights the numerous ways “young voters of color” are affected by restrictive voting laws that have been…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 882
Score: 10

The Filthy Profits From Human Trafficking »

According to UN statistics, there is an estimated US $31.6 billion of global profits generated from the exploitation of all…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 183
Score: 10

Changing Views: Are people born gay? »

According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 47% of people surveyed believe that being gay or lesbian is something a person…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 308
Score: 10

America: Land of the Free But Home of the Overworked »

There are 196 countries on Planet Earth. 92% of them mandate time off each week, 95% of them mandate paid…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 720
Score: 9

Maternity Leaves Around the World »

In the United States, maternity leave is a state matter. A 2012 report by the International Labor Organization gave all…

Colton F.
by: Colton F.
views: 198
Score: 9

Who Values Empathy Most in America? »

Just over half of consistently conservative Americans believe empathy is an especially important value to pass on to their posterity.…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 1120
Score: 9

Will The World Cup Actually Help Brazil's Economy? »

According to a majority of Brazilians, the World Cup will ultimately hurt the nation's economy. This statistic follows other polls…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 231
Score: 9

The Best Vanishing Act Since Houdini: The IRS E-mails »

The IRS says that due to a computer crash, email correspondence that could possibly incriminate the Internal Revenue Service is…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 295
Score: 9

Gun Homicide Has Seen 49% Change Since 1993, Public Unaware »

Even though nearly 6-in-10 Americans believe that gun crime has increased in the last twenty years, in actuality, it has…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 383
Score: 9
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