Medicare for All: Simple Steps for Financing an Ambitious Policy

Sometime this spring, the Democratic frontrunners for 2020 will be announcing their candidacies for president. Throughout the absurdly long election season there will undoubtedly be a slew of jockeying amongst Democratic candidates on a number of issues as they try to differentiate themselves from the pack. Judging from the 2018 midterm elections, healthcare will be …

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A New Trip for a New Era: The Neo-Psychedelia Explosion of the 2010’s

If you are an average music listener, it’s easy to look at the charts from the last decade and think that the 2010’s was an era entirely dominated by the likes of Drake, Taylor Swift, and 21 Savage. Once, men with unreasonably long hair and tight leather pants reigned havoc on the world of music …

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Welcome to The Backyard

Welcome to Backyard Collusions, where you will find original articles and content on topics such as politics, music, and anything else that we find interesting. Explore the Politics section for articles analyzing the important issues of our day, and thoughts on our collective past, present and future. The Music section offers discussion on current events and …

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Fear of Inaction: Thoughts on the Impending Climate Crisis and the Fracturing of Global Society

Fields of dirt surround Des Moines in 2100, where corn stalks once stood tall. There hasn’t been a rainy season in many years, and the aquifers have run dry, leaving the area unable to provide food for people around the globe. Pests have become ruthless, encroaching upon the land of the few farmers who remain. …

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