Why Does College Cost So Much? | USDemocrazy

One trillion dollars and rising.  That's a big number and it belongs to poor college students. In 2012, 70% of graduating students had loan debt at an average of $28,400.  One source of the problem is the cost...

Just the Facts on Freddie Gray | USDemocrazy

  What every Marylander, American, and human should know. Who is Freddie Gray? Freddy Gray is a twenty five year old Black man who died in police custody. A lifelong Baltimorean, he leaves behind two sisters , o...

Volcanoes, Quakes and The Shaken | USDemocrazy

This past week, two events separated by thousands of miles reminded us all of how astonishing--and terrifying--Mother Nature's power can be. In Chile, a volcanic mountain named Calbuco erupted twice after 42 years of dormancy . ...

Beating The House, Tories Romp | USDemocrazy

After President Obama's decisive reelection, the Conservative Party (UK) hired Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina. They sought to recapture an outright majority in the 2015 British elections. Now, one could question whether a...

Micro Beads, Macro Problem | USDemocrazy

Ban the box!  Ban bossy! Ban...the beads? (Better believe it, baby). California will soon join Colorado, Illinois, and New Jersey in banning plastic "microbeads," or tiny plastic spheres of less than 1 mm in diameter,...

Pope of the Caribbean | USDemocrazy

He's the spiritual leader of more than one billion people around the world (and an important religious figure for another billion or so ).  He's visiting a country that, in 1959, declared itself officially atheist . &n...

Shutdown Diversion | USDemocrazy

Republicans insist on using the power of the purse to defund a Democratic priority. Democrats stand resolute in resisting the spending cut. A government shutdown looms large, if no agreement is reached. Sound familiar? We at D...

Leggo Of My Art | USDemocrazy

The Lego company does many things well.  They manufacture a toy that can withstand 950 pounds of force. They injure anyone foolish enough to walk into a child's room barefoot.  They get this song stu...

Paul Ryan, Uniter-In-Chief | USDemocrazy

US Democrazy has repeatedly documented Boehner's rocky tenure as House Speaker. Deep divisions between establishment and Tea Party Republicans had pushed Congress to the brink of fiscal disaster several times  during his...