Majority of Americans support some gun control. So why can’t we pass any legislation?

Gun control legislation has more to do with the risk-reward ratio politicians face and the geographical distribution of people and their representatives.

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Why Increasing the Smoking Age Won’t Do Anything

  New Jersey’s legislature recently passed a bill that would raise the legal smoking age to 21. More specifically, no one under 21 can purchase tobacco products (including e-cigarettes). Many anti-smoking groups believe this will help reduce underage smoking, and therefore, the number of adult regular smokers. It won’t. The idea behind increasing the purchasing…

The U.S. Government is Shutdown. Meanwhile, in Switzerland…

Currently, the United States federal government is shutdown because of a “financial dispute” while the rest of the country is still recovering from the Great Recession of 2008 (yeah, it’s still not over, despite what you may have been told). Meanwhile in Switzerland: Yup! Swiss citizens want a guaranteed income of $2,800/mo as a response…

SOTW Roundup: 7/28/2013 – 8/3/2013

On the next Soundtrack of the Week (Episode 152), we will be discussing race and education with one of the hosts of The Reasonable Negro. Not only are we all stupid, but apparently, 100% of us are racist. For many years, people were under the impression that race relations have improved dramatically over the past…

SOTW Roundup: 6/30/2013 – 7/6/2013

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Like those of you who are not in the United States, Thursday was no different than any other Thursday for me. Well, unless you’re in Egypt, in which case you were probably celebrating a new moment in independence. While my fellow Americans were celebrating their independence…

SOTW Roundup: 6/16/2013 – 6/22/2013

If you take a peek at last week’s Roundup, you’ll notice that the intro monologue was deleted. For reasons I cannot get into, it had to be done. What I can tell you is the underlying issue that caused the shit storm that prompted the removable of the monologue: alcohol abuse. Those of you that…