I found your article to be very insightful and I agree with your point of view on religion. Although religion has been the source for a lot of good in the world, it has also brought so much war, violence, and inequality in the world.
I found your article to be very informative on the issue of space exploration. I completely agree with your point in saying that the government should not cut back on the budget for space exploration and that the amount of money spent on national defense is too high. I look forward to reading more about this issue in the future.
Angie, I really loved your poem. I can tell it came from the heart and it was very well written. The entire poem flows very well and I really enjoyed reading through it. I look forward to read what you write next.
Although it might seem like paying college athletes would be easy for universities, since they bring in so much revenue, paying every single Division 1 athlete would be no small task. Business Insider estimates
I found your last name memoir to be very interesting. A person’s last name is something that a lot of people don’t realize is so important. It can say so much about a person in just one word or two. I especially enjoyed the part in your memoir where you talk about how you can decide how you see your last name and that you ca make it…[Read more]
I found this to be a very informative and detailed article on the tax inequality. I thought your use of quotes was really good and flowed very well with your article. I look forward to read more of your posts on this topic.
The topic of collegiate athletes has been debated heavily over the past several years. As the concept of “one and done”(playing one year of college before going pro) is becoming more and more common, this issue is
I thought your article was very informing an a very important issue in America that doesn’t seem to be talked about very often. Being able to vote is the biggest impact many people can have in our government, and the voter ID laws make it very difficult for many to exercise this right.
I found your article to be very interesting and informing on the topic of self-driving cars. It does seem like self-driving cars are the way of the future, with safety concerns being the main obstacle. When self-driving cars start to become more common, on the road, car insurance could change drastically as well. Overall, I think this…[Read more]
A popular topic of debate in America today is the minimum wage. While raising the minimum wage might seem like a good thing in the short term, it can also create problems in the long term. Currently, the minimum
Alex, I enjoyed your article. You weighed the pros and cons. My suggestion is to expand your article by comparing us to other countries and maybe even state to state. https://www.thebalance.com/us-minimum-wage-what-it-is-history-and-who-must-comply-3306209, is a site that does jus that. Our minimum wage is surprising low compared to our cost of living and compared to other countries. Ireland stands out with being over $10. I’m not sure raising the minimum wage so drastically is the solution. Thank you for your article and I’m excited to see what you post next.
This topic is a pressing issue in the United States right now. Your article is very interesting and I liked seeing both sides. Particularly when you said “increasing the minimum wage to $9 would lift 300,000 people out of poverty, and an increase to $10.10 would lift 900,000 people out of poverty. At the same time, a wage increase could also decrease working hours, employment, and overall income.” I look forward to reading your next post.
Alex, this is very well written. I agree with the fact that raising the minimum wage would increase economic activity but that it comes with risks such as businesses having to lay off employees. I feel like increasing the minimum wage would do the opposite of what people wanted and lay off more people than right now. We belive that it would lift many out of poverty but we have no idea because of the fact that it has never happened. What do you think would be better for the economy and how would you approach it?
Helpful link: https://minimum-wage.procon.org/
I enjoyed reading your article and I found your idea of an American to be very similar to my own. I thought your incorporation of another article really helped your article and strengthened your argument as a whole.
Hi Koji, I found this article to be very interesting but I think there were a few things left out. While overall crime rates have fallen over the past years, the amount of mass shootings has drastically increased in the past 15 years. This is in large part due to the ease of access to assault and semi-automatic rifles on the market. Here are a…[Read more]
The 2016 election will go down as one of, if not the most negatively covered elections in American history. Both Clinton and Trump were covered with overwhelming negativity. Most of the articles published
I found this to a very interesting issue that doesn’t seem to be talked about very often. This is an issue that, while it may not effect a huge amount of people, it is still a very prevalent issue for those it does effect. I liked the way you explained your point of view on the subject and expressed your feelings on the topic.
I found this to be very interesting and your rating system to be extremely in depth. I agreed with manny of the points you made regarding the rating system and liked your examples of movies that fit the rating system. This allowed me to picture the types of movies that would be considered terrible and the ones that are fantastic. I noticed…[Read more]
I found this to be very interesting. The concept of time travel has only been shown in sci-fi movies and tv shows and is depicted as a fantasy. But I’ve always wondered whether or not time travel will ever be possible. Although finding a real way to time travel won’t be relevant for years to come, I think you offered dome great insight on…[Read more]
I found your background to be very interesting and shadow box to be very interesting. I thought your creation of the soccer field was very creative and looked really good. I also enjoyed reading about the different things from Mexico that you put in your box.
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