Hello and welcome to the first response post of the summer! If you’re reading this and you haven’t read “Education is the Great Determinant,” go do that and then come back. Firstly, I would like to Continue reading
What used to be the future, but now isn’t… (for those among you who do not get the reference, please see “A Vision for the Future” published by me, Nick Jacobson, in 2018).
That said, hello again! As yet another summer begins, the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area has hired me once more to organize some blog operations. This year, however, instead of just hearing from me, (at least) every other week, a new author will post an article on the blog. The articles may be stand-alone or may be the start of series that will be published throughout the summer.
On off-weeks, I will write a response to one of the recent posts and the blog will be open to others who would like to respond, including League members and other students. If you are reading this now and thinking “I would like to write a blog post this summer” then reach out to us! There is plenty of blogspace to go around.
To more easily locate the blog posts from students, at the top of the website, you should see a menu option titled “Young Minds.” Clicking on this option will take you to the list of student blogs posted, beginning with the most recent and ending with my first post in 2018.
With that said, please spread the news far and wide! And make sure to check back on the blog for new posts. Like last year, we are planning on posting new blogs on Fridays, although responses may appear throughout the week.
And the first blog of 2019 (present one excluded) will be this Friday, the 7th of June… stay tuned for the words of Sam Howe!
This post will be my final one for the summer. As such, I have decided to break my usual formula. Instead of talking about an issue in the community, I will instead do my best to talk about politics, democracy, and my summer employer. Continue reading
Recently, Central Pennsylvania has been flooding a lot. This past week, parts of Columbia County were hit. A few weeks prior, flooding prompted Governor Tom Wolf to Continue reading
Have you heard that Social Security is going bankrupt? By 2033, some say. I will still be 30+ years from retirement in 2033 (hopefully), which doesn’t bode well for me. But wait a minute. What does “going bankrupt” even mean? Why 2033? What happens in 2034? Is it too late to do anything? Continue reading
Pennsylvania treats its legislators very well, all 253 of them. With 203 legislators in the House and 50 in the Senate, Pennsylvania has the second-largest legislature in the country (surpassed only by Continue reading
We need judges. I’m pretty sure most everyone in the United States would agree with that statement, but if you don’t, please feel free to comment below with your reasoning. Assuming, for the sake of this post, that the first statement holds true, a question arises: Continue reading
Congratulations. You made it. Once you read this post (assuming you have already read the other three parts), you will have learned all that I (currently) have to say about Amazon. You also have my word that Continue reading
By now, hopefully readers are familiar with Amazon and its business practices. If not, I recommend reading the previous two installments in this series. This post will examine Amazon’s relationships with local, state, and federal government(s) and will be the last one in Continue reading
Welcome back to this series on Amazon, Inc. If you missed the first installment, “Stop Using Amazon (Part I of IV),” I recommend reading it first for an introduction to this topic. Last week, I critiqued Amazon for its relationships with its employees. This post, however, Continue reading