Why We Can All Have Big Lawns and Pools

One of the many misconceptions among environmentalists is that clean drinking water is increasingly scarce, and that we will run out of it soon if we do not drastically change our ways. There is merit to this argument, but it fails to consider the age we live in, and the sustainable solutions we already wield.

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This Aircraft Destroys Russo-Chinese Chances of Contesting Airspace

On July 27th, 1972, a true knight of the skies first took flight. Over 40 years later and the F-15 Eagle is still in service and this year the Air Force is putting in an order for a brand new variant known as the F-15X. As if unshakable air dominance wasn’t already enough… however they may not being bought to bolster our strength, but to keep Boeing’s factories open.

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Examining the Challenge of Sustainable Long-Distance Travel

Hippy activists may tell you humans are killing the earth— they’re wrong. Earth is fine, and we’re the ones in trouble. The cold, dark universe will remain indifferent to our climate and ecological dilemmas. Here I will explain why we won’t be using rail or electric airplanes, and why hydrogen is a worthwhile alternative to the use of fossil fuels in jets.

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Re-examining Andrew Yang’s Signature Policy

Universal Basic Income is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young people, who recently polled majority support for the futuristic program. The concept is decades old, and was first popularized in 1972, when George McGovern, then Democrat-candidate for the presidency publically touted a $1,000 a year basic income.

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Why We Need to Cut the Deficit and National Debt

Americans on both sides of the political isle support cutting the debt and eliminating the deficit. Everyone knows the debt is a problem, but few actually know why or what sort of problem it really is. Republican tax cuts are projected to increase the debt substantially from now to 2030, and the War on Terror and 2008 Financial Crisis haven’t exactly contributed towards reducing debt levels.

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Challenges, Solutions, and Utility of High-Speed Rail Networks

Enabling daily commutes from Frederick to Baltimore, or Bakersfield to Los Angeles, high speed rail has the potential to strengthen trade, commerce, and mobility between American cities. While I would agree that it is unlikely, based on our current models to assume these projects could pay for themselves with ticket revenue alone, we can weigh enhanced mobility and freedom of movement with a limited national high-speed rail network.

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Most People Are Underestimating Free Market Advances in Green Energy

The United States must produce less than a billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent gas emissions in order to become carbon neutral. Today, the US has an output of roughly 6.5 billion, with 5.5 billion coming from the energy sector. While this may appear to be a rather dire situation, energy sector emissions have fallen by nearly 1 billion metric tons since 2005.

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