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Debunking the Myth: Is America Really the “World’s Hottest” Economy? - ...or are Partisan Conflict and Government Shutdowns Leading to Increased Economic Stress?

By Sydney Eisenberg Published February 14, 2019

In President Donald Trump’s February 5th State of the Union address, he flaunted America as having the “world’s hottest economy,” and he also proudly exclaimed that we are on the brink of an “economic miracle.” However, the US stock market is slowly recovering from hitting a more-than-one-year low shortly before the new year, and the effect of the longest government shutdown in history has yet to show its true impact.

“...But the gift of life remains” - Fire Wreaks Havoc in California as Thousands are Displaced (with Reconstruction Far Out of Sight)

By Sydney Eisenberg Published November 19, 2018

Toward the end of the week of November 5th, a series of wildfires began to tear through Northern and Southern California. Over a quarter of a million people have been forced to evacuate as the fires rage through the state, threatening everything from personal homes to famous Hollywood sets.

South Dakota v. Wayfair - How a Supreme Court Case is Revealing a 26-Year-Old Congressional Dormancy Regarding Interstate Online Sales Tax

By Sydney Eisenberg Published May 6, 2018

Search. Add to Cart. Checkout. “Your [insert item name here] will arrive in 2 days!” In a digital world, we can do almost all of our shopping with the click of a button. Depending on what site you shop from, you may not even have to pay sales tax! However, what seems like a lucky break to online consumers is soon going to pose a major question in Congress following the recently argued Supreme Court Case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

Gun Stocks Rise Following the Deadliest Mass Shooting in Recent American History, but will Sales?

By Sydney Eisenberg Published October 19, 2017

On October 1st, 2017, Stephen Paddock fired into a crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. As news of the catastrophe spread, gun stock prices started to rise, and bump stock mechanisms quickly ran out of stock at major retailers across the country.