Category: Society and Culture

Should Government Ban Tackle Football in Schools?

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by Bob Branco I recently learned that Massachusetts legislators are proposing a bill that will eliminate organized tackle football from children in seventh grade or lower. These legislators believe that football-related concussions originate in Pop Warner and other youth leagues.…

A Double Standard in Music

by Bob Branco During the Christmas holiday season, a group of protesters encouraged a Cleveland radio station to stop playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. Many of you are familiar with that song. It’s about a man trying to convince his…

Where Is Facebook Taking Us?

by Bob Branco On August 2, 2009, I joined Facebook for the first time. My goal was to make new friends, meet up with existing ones, and post beneficial information and to be as civil as possible. I sincerely hope…

Why Cities Have More Homeless People

by Ann Harrison Why is the rate of homelessness higher in urban areas than in rural communities? Studies show that 77 percent of the homeless population is located in large cities, whereas only seven percent of the homeless population comes…