By Paige Hymson
Amidst the crisis in Ukraine, many former Soviet nations fear Russia’s next moves. Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia are feeling anxious about possible Russian expansionism. The three Baltic countries hope to reduce their dependency on Russia’s energy and natural gas supply. The nations worry that their current reliance on Russia for all of their natural gas will be corrupted because of the situation in Ukraine. They all also have strong trade ties to Russia.
By Paige Hymson
As March 31st quickly approaches, the Obamacare enrollment deadline has some people worried, and others simply confused. In short, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health reforms that guarantees all Americans have access to affordable health insurance. By March 31st, the Obamacare program mandates that all Americans sign up for health care, or face a penalty. The fee for not having health insurance is $95 per individual, or 1% of your taxable income, whichever is greater. If Americans do not sign up by the open enrollment deadline at the end of March, not only will they have to pay the penalty fee, but they will have to wait until November when the open enrollment marketplace reopens.
By Michelle Koepp
“Winners have more friends than losers do” Charlie Crist writes in his recently-released book, “The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat.” The former Republican politician, who governed Florida from 2007 to 2011, is running for his old job again, but this time as a Democrat. Supporters argue that Crist’s shift in allegiances is the sign of a rational politician who is unafraid to make a dramatic, albeit risky, political evolution. Detractors argue that Crist will play any card just in the hopes of coming out the winner.