Anthony Alaniz


Universal Income

Switzerland will soon vote on a radical new law that will guarantee every citizen receives $2,800 a month regardless of whether they are working or not. While it may seem okay for the generally socialistic Swiss to even consider such a bill, having such a program in America, where we value the one over the many, could have great benefits.

Is it time to end the death penalty?

America has always held itself to a higher standard than the rest of the world, yet the continued practice and use of the death penalty is just one example of how our country morally lags behind two-thirds of the world that has already abolished capital punishment. We, as a country, should be able to take the higher road than we are now.

We must ensure separation of church, health care

When you rush to the hospital in excruciating pain, the last thing you would expect is to be sent home untreated. Well, that is what happened to Michigan resident Tamesha Means in December 2010 – twice.

Complaining about Executive Orders is nothing but political grandstanding

At a March 2012 press conference, President Barack Obama said, “If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them.” President Obama continued his open defiance of Congress in last month’s State of the Union address. He said, “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Hospital industry aims for repayment

Hospitals are implementing new polices with the hopes of eliminating lengthy insurance reimbursement times by supplementing their pockets with prepaid deductibles and copay payments.

Stop and frisk mainstream

A bona fide national stop-and-frisk program is now sanctioned by a variety of governmental agencies.

Gentrification’s effect on low-income individuals

Gentrification is the process of restoring run-down urban areas usually accompanied by the influx of middle-class or affluent people that results in the displacement of low-income residents. This is an issue plaguing New York City and San Francisco in different, varying degrees.