Dec 23 2010 Census Population Count Released! What the Data Means and What to Expect
Riamsalio Kao Phetchareun

Everyone talks about the Constitution and the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and freedom of religion, but I don’t think the right to be counted (via the U.S. decennial census) gets enough banter. Like all of our favorite Articles, the census is written into the constitution and has lasting political importance. 

Dec 20 Congress Approves the Middle Class Tax Relief Act
Ivy Ngo

Last week, the House passed the Middle Class Tax Relief Act, a bill that would extend the Bush tax cuts for an additional two years. The House vote came one day after the Senate approved the $858 billion plan by a margin of 81 to 19. 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voted in favor of the bill - one of the highest showings of Congressional bipartisan agreement since President Obama took office in 2009.

The bill itself can be considered a mixed bag, a combination of good and bad provisions.

Dec 16 The Crisis in American High Schools
Fay Saechao

High school dropout rates and academic achievement gaps in America will continue to increase if our elected representatives in our respective states or Washington, D.C. fail to address the problem.

The lives of young people in America and the economic  future of this country are at stake and something needs to be done.