With the General Election a little over six weeks away, all political parties are now campaigning hard to win over undecided voters. While some parties may be struggling to make their policies and values known, however, the conservatives have delivered a clear vision for how they wish to drive economic growth in the UK. This includes the development of a ‘Northern powerhouse’, which will capitaliz
By Lewis Humphries on Mar 19, 2015
With Hillary Clinton now at the center of two separate controversies, some Democrats are yearning for an alternative to the former first lady, US senator and top diplomat when it comes to selecting the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. Clinton’s use of a private email account for official business while serving as US secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, along with disclo
By Darren Richardson on Mar 05, 2015
Factors that influence youth to join gangs can vary; however’ there are identifiable risk factors and motivations that encourage youth gang involvement. These include peer pressure, family conditions, lack of school achievement and community turmoil. In a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Dr. David Pyrooz, an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice and cri
By Debbie Nicholson on Feb 13, 2015
Amid the fallout over the Brian Williams Iraq War fabrication, it’s almost hard to believe there was a time in the not-too-distant past when a network news anchor was the most trusted man in America. After watching NBC’s Williams try to regain his footing and public standing by way of a clumsy apology, the era of Walter Cronkite seems more akin to a fable, myth or fairytale than an actual period i
By Darren Richardson on Feb 06, 2015
A small number of doctors are “firing” any of their patients who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children. This comes on the heels of the second-largest measles outbreak in at least 15 years, with almost 100 cases reported in January of 2015 alone, and 644 cases in 27 states in 2014. The disease, which was documented as eliminated in the United States in 2000, has made a comeback thanks in
By Kay Solo on Jan 31, 2015
Conversion therapy is the controversial practice of trying to “cure” a gay or transgender person’s attractions or gender identity. In recent years there has been a nationwide push to ban the practice, at the very least for minors who are often subjected to it by their parents, and it has been moderately successful. But a new Oklahoma bill, the first of its kind in the country, would protect conver
By Kay Solo on Jan 31, 2015
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