Saturday, April 20, 2013

Representation without Representation

             It seems to begin earlier and earlier every year.  In June of even-numbered years, a hard, heavy, and steady artillery fire of political campaign ads begin to batter the American people.  The barrage continues until the second Tuesday of November, when citizens drag themselves to their polling places and cast votes for their Congressional representatives and senators.  Once these Congress members win election they travel to Washington, D.C. to serve the interests of their constituents.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

If I Were a Betting Man

Sports, professional in particular, are likely the most popular form of entertainment in the world today.  Sure, everybody likes movies, music, and television but people are incredibly passionate about sports; they live and die by results of their favorite team’s games.  Professional sports today are more popular than they have ever been.  That being said, two questions dominate the wide world for sports:  should athletes really make as much money as they do, and are these sports safe.  But another question lingers in the background: should we be able to gamble on these sports?