Presidents' Day 2013: 4 Important Presidential Decisions, And Everything to Read on Monday


1. Why Blaming Rihanna for Staying with Chris Brown is So Wrong (Julie Strupp) — Calling Rihanna “stupid” for staying with Chris Brown alleviates us from having to examine our own role in combating — or perpetuating — a culture where violence against women runs rampant. 

2. Presidents' Day 2013: The 4 Most Important Presidential Decisions in U.S. History Were Real Estate Deals (James Banks) — Some of the biggest decisions past presidents have made were major real estate deals, including the Louisiana Purchase and Alaska land deal. The foresight to invest in the future was paramount.

3.Income Inequality in America: What We Should Be Doing About It (Jack Fischl) — Inequality is more than a liberal ethics issue; it makes our economy less efficient, more unstable, and limits the potential of our citizens. Reforms in education and taxation will help.

4.Iran Election 2013: Don’t Expect Much Change (Areej Elahi-Siddiqui) — An election in Iran will not bring about any sort of change, but will instead be a continuation of the power struggle between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

5. Minimum Wage Increase: Only Good For Politicians, Not Employees (Steve Curtis) — Obama's minimum wage increase plan wouldn't benefit anyone but the very wealthy and their political lackeys.