A modest tax on the equipment we buy to take with us would go a long way in reducing the maintenance backlog, continuing to preserve some of the most beautiful land on earth, and keeping that land accessible to every American. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Why its Time for a Backpack Tax
Winston Smith “Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.” -Mao Zedong The nation of China is growing to become one of the world’s leading economic and political powerhouses. While the People’s Republic of China has only existed in … Continue reading China’s Political Economy
Tomorrow, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to hold a bill signing and press conference. One of the most controversial bills which Governor Hogan has neither signed nor vetoed is H.B. 1, the Healthy Working Families Act. Continue reading Dear Gov. Hogan, It’s Time to Veto Dem Sick Bill
Tom Warwick Editor’s Note: This piece is part of our on-going “Sunday Travels” series. These occasional entries will describe the recent adventures of one of our staff writers, while remaining true to our mission of being informative and well researched. … Continue reading Sunday Travels: Prose with Poe
Today marks what we think is an important milestone for this blog, our 50th follower. There were times when we doubted we would ever get this far, and reaching this point, however arbitrary, makes us feel sentimental. While sentiment typically … Continue reading To Our Readers, Thank You.
Winston Smith Editor’s Note: Since we are nerds, and nerds like to read, the staff at the Finest Bagels Blog have decided to introduce a new set of featured articles reviewing books we’ve read lately. Out of fairness to our … Continue reading FBB Book Review: “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”
Putin’s rise to power was a quick as it was unexpected. In less than a decade, Putin managed to move from a position of a faceless government bureaucrat to the President of Russia. While at first glance this remarkable rise to power could be seen as chance or good luck, it was the result of meticulous planning and cold political calculations. Continue reading There is a Bear in the Woods: Enter Putin
John O. Sullivan “Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?” -Bill Veeck, MLB Franchise Owner It seems every fall and spring is punctuated with the same cycle for sports … Continue reading Why do cities pay for stadiums?
Winston Smith There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that’s happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we … Continue reading Eye in the Sky: The Legality of Drones in Police Searches
All too often, interns who complain about not getting paid are not viewed as exploited labor, but rather as the stereotype of lazy millennials. This Catch-22 scenario leads to coexisting yet antithetical perceptions of college labor; privileged if they expect their parents to support them and ungrateful if they ask their employer to pay them. But, the truth is that working the what is truly a full time job for free presents a significant burden for students. Continue reading Why We Need to Pay Our Interns