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2014 31/Jan

What Technology Issues Made the 2014 State of the Union?

Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address, a speech anticipated to be a call against inequality in America. Today, that increasingly means giving students and communities across America access to the technological resources they need to keep pace in our fast-advancing society.

Privacy is another emerging issue in the 21st century with news coming out this week that NSA surveillance also includes harvesting sensitive user information from mobile applications such as Angry Birds and Google Maps.

How did President Obama measure up on STEM education, privacy, and other technology policies in his address? Keep Reading

2013 3/Mar
Obama and Boehner

Proposed government budget cuts designed to be so painful Congress would have to reach a deal were signed into effect by President Obama, who was required by law to order the so-called sequestration by 11:59 p.m. Friday night. How did we reach the point that compromise could not be reached to avoid the worst possible plan for budgetary cuts? What can we do now? I lay it all out below. Keep Reading

2013 17/Feb

College students across America watched with hopes of better higher education policies and economic boosts as President Obama addressed the nation in his first State of the Union since reelection on Tuesday.

His report card? Somewhere in the B range.

With 46 members of the U.S. Congress still carrying student loan debt and an economy with more recent grads looking for work than jobs exist, this is the time for a strong stand from President Obama and Congress against the ever-increasing price of college tuition and need for financial aid. Keep Reading

2013 3/Feb
Newtown Sandy Hook President Obama Speech Picture

After the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, a shocked and morose nation knew it must turn its attention to the gun control debate. The problem is that both sides have to put down their arms and be ready to put more options out on the table. There are too many small problems with large consequences when it comes to gun laws and enforcement. Keep Reading