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Bridging Our Partisan Divide Is Essential to Fixing U.S. Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a report card for American Infrastructure again this past year and gave it a D+. When compared with other modern nations, and with our own development from years past, the state of American infrastructure was one grade above failing. Keep in mind that another report, released in…

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Off-Year Elections: Get Out and Vote Tomorrow!

2017 is an off-year for US elections. November 7th will see gubernatorial elections held in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as house state legislative elections in the same states. There will also be various other local elections, mayoral races and other citizen initiatives taking place. There is a lack of media coverage for these…

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How State Ballot Access Laws Restrict Third-Party Candidates

Even though a third-party candidate has never won a modern-era presidential election, increasing frustration with federal party candidates has driven more voters to support alternative options. Unfortunately, our voting system forces supporters of third-party candidates to jump through hoops just to cast a vote of equal value for someone who’s not a Republican or Democrat.…

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The EPA is Evaluating Asbestos: Make Your Voice Heard for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Asbestos, a notorious carcinogen, is responsible for over 107,000 deaths across the world every single year, and 15,000 of those are Americans. Formed by a combined group of minerals that occur naturally in soils and rocks, asbestos is predominantly silicon and oxygen, and these fibers can be incredibly useful since they are strong, heat-resistant and…

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How the Two-Party System Harms Democracy

If you were born after 1972, you’ve never seen a third-party presidential candidate receive a single electoral vote. Even in 2016’s “lesser of two evils” contest, third-party candidates combined to earn roughly five percent of the vote, the same number Ross Perot achieved on his own in 1992. Our system is becoming increasingly stratified. Presidential…