Articles by: Rika Christensen

Not Melissa but still…any attractive woman can be fired while “hot”?  @ Gawker

All-Male Iowa Supreme Court Rules It Legal To Fire Women For Being ‘Too Hot’

The Court ruled that her termination was not based on her gender, but was instead on Knight’s emotions.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Scammers Look To Cash In On Public Goodwill Towards Sandy Hook Victims

Scammers Look To Cash In On Public Goodwill Towards Sandy Hook Victims

If you’re going to donate to a worthy cause, make sure it’s a legitimate charity before you fork over the cash.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
Mass Killings In The U.S. Actually Occur Very Frequently

Mass Killings In The U.S. Actually Occur Very Frequently

Mass killings in the U.S. happen an average of once every two weeks, according to research published by USA Today.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues
NRA Breaks Silence To Issue Bland Statement On Sandy Hook Massacre, Finds Self In Cross Hairs

NRA Breaks Silence To Issue Bland Statement On Sandy Hook Massacre, Finds Self In Cross Hairs

Fox News speculates that the NRA will push back against stricter gun safety measures, but admits that public sorrow over the deaths of so many children will make it tough for them to get support.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Elections Don’t Matter – The GOP’s New Scheme To Take Back The White House

Elections Don’t Matter – The GOP’s New Scheme To Take Back The White House

The Grand Ol’ Party has come up with a new way to steal elections, introducing bills to award electoral votes proportionally by district, instead of the popular vote

by Rika Christensen· · News
You Haven’t Come A Long Way, Baby: Major Newspapers Ignore Passing Of Women Who Changed The World

You Haven’t Come A Long Way, Baby: Major Newspapers Ignore Passing Of Women Who Changed The World

It’s very likely that the gender gap in deciding whose deaths were notable in 2012 is because of gender gap in the media in general.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Why Universal Voter Registration Is Necessary

Why Universal Voter Registration Is Necessary

A universal system that puts the onus of registering voters on the government instead of individuals could streamline the registration process.

Moses, God’s proxy, wreaking extreme weather via The Ten Commandments

4 In 10 Americans Think Extreme Weather Is Due To Biblical End-Times

Though only 2% of people who participated in the survey believe that extreme weather is due to the popular belief that the Mayan calendar ends on the 21st of this month.

Schwarzenegger Loves Paying His Taxes: Republicans Could Take A Lesson

Schwarzenegger Loves Paying His Taxes: Republicans Could Take A Lesson

While they are considering showing signs of opening their minds, they are still extremely rigid in most of their positions.

National Voting Standards? May Become Reality Under Eric Holder

National Voting Standards? May Become Reality Under Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder proposed an idea for national voting standards during a speech on Dec. 11.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Michigan Senate Passes Massive Anti-Abortion Bill

Michigan Senate Passes Massive Anti-Abortion Bill

The ultra-restrictive bill now heads back to the state’s lower chamber for review.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel with anti-gun advocate, Mike Pfleger; courtesy of  TruthAboutGuns.com

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Illinois Concealed – Carry Ban Unconstitutional

It’s interesting to note that Illinois is in the bottom 50% of the country when it comes to such deaths. The looser those laws are, the higher the rate of firearms deaths.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
The (Not-So) Hidden Agenda Of For-Profit Universities

The (Not-So) Hidden Agenda Of For-Profit Universities

How the University of Phoenix and other for-profit universities charge more, lobby against publicly-funded education, and deliver less bang for the buck.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
What Happened To The Republican Party? (OP-ED)

What Happened To The Republican Party? (OP-ED)

Simply put, the Republican Party is represented by its lunatic fringe.