What It Really Means When Scientists Say Global Emissions are ‘Stalling’

Researchers at National Center for Atmospheric Research have concluded that while the increasing rates of global temperatures have slowed since the 1990s, due primarily to changing ocean cycles, ocean temperatures, melting Arctic ice, and rising sea levels are all continuing to increase. According to the World Meteorological Organization, average temperatures in

Americans Distrust Their Government But Still Expect It to Fill Certain Roles

A new poll produced by the Pew Research Center found that in general, Americans distrust the Federal Government, but are in favor of many of its specific actions. In other words, despite many Americans being frustrated with the government, they still expect and appreciate many of the things it does.   This

New Legislation Could Block White-Collar Crime Prosecutions

On Monday, house Republicans revealed legislation that would eliminate a score of white-collar crimes and significantly curb prosecution of corporate offenses. Recently, the public debate over criminal justice reform has been looking at significantly reducing sentences for nonviolent drug offenses in order to lower mass incarceration rates. However, some significant conservative

Over half of the Nation’s Governors want to reject Syrian refugees

After authorities released information that one of last week’s Paris attackers entered Europe under the guise of a Syrian refugee, over half of the nation’s governors are actively trying to deny hospitality to Syrians seeking refuge in their states. 31 states have so far opposed the admittance of Syrian refugees,

Paris Attacks Takes Over G20 Summit Conversation

G20 Summit, is an assembly that gathers 20 leaders from the world's largest economies to discuss global financial matters. This year, the meeting was held on Monday November 16th in Antalya, Turkey, and hosted by Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The main focus was the acknowledgment of a link between the global economy

ISIS attacks Paris

On Friday, France experienced one of the most horrific terrorist attacks on Western soil since September 11, 2001. Armed gunmen stormed six different sites in Paris including restaurant cafes, a full concert hall, and the National Stadium with automatic weapons and hand grenades. The seemingly coordinated attacks on entertainment venues around

The Supreme Court Takes Controversial Abortion Case

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it would decide a major abortion case, it’s first in nearly ten years, regarding conservative states and how far their regulations on abortion may go without violating a woman’s constitutional rights. Many states so far, have enacted laws said to benefit women’s health,