Mia Pskowski
Mia Pskowski

Peace Corps: What I Didn't Expect to Learn

The world of NGOs and development has massive problems, but committing to solve problems abroad is worth the effort.


FDA Approves Stribild, an Advancement in HIV Treatment if You Can Afford It

While medical advancements in HIV treatment are always promising, due to cost the effects on populations most in need will change very little.

Stars Earn Stripes TV Show Does Disservice to Veterans

NBC's latest show seeks to honor men and women in uniform by turning war into a game show competition.

How Do I Get a Boyfriend: OKCupid and Online Dating Still Have a Stigma

While some still think meeting a partner online is less than romantic, many millennials are starting to find the fun of online encounters a worthwhile way to date.

Obama vs Romney: Neither is Responsible For Outsourcing US Jobs

Outsourcing will always be a more complex issue than criticisms of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama would have us believe.

Dear Media: Stop Trying to Speak For Women With 'Advice' Columns

While advice columns for women are a hot topic, most fail to offer any real help.


Prop 29 and Prop 28: Major Victory for Big Tobacco and Term Limits in California Primary 2012

Prop 29 shows that money still matters more than ever, while Prop 28 will have lasting and hopefully positive effects on California's defunct government.

Pro-Choice Americans at a Record Low – But Does it Matter in the Abortion Debate?

While people may define labels like 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' differently, the fact that a record low number of people identify as "pro-choice" should concern the movement.

As More Men Enter 'Pink Collar Jobs' the Workplace is Still a Man's World

Though men entering traditional female work is a step forward, a much greater policy change is needed to truly create real employment equality

Breast Feeding Story in TIME a Legitimate Profile of a Different Type of Parenting

While judging other people's methods of parenting seems to be a favorite pastime of Americans, people should stop pretending they definitively know what is right or wrong when it comes to kids.

America's Digital Divide: 37% of Low-Income Households Do Not Have Regular Internet Access

The importance of the internet today for access to information and social relationships makes our time spent online worthwhile.

Trayvon Martin case has echos of same victim-blaming often seen in rape cases

Fixating on Trayvon Martin's clothing, his past behavior, and his self-defense is a slippery slope to victim-blaming.

Trayvon Martin Tragedy Highlights Systematic Failure of Law To Serve Justice In Race-Related Cases

The tragedy of Trayvon Martin's murder extends beyond his death and proves law enforcement is still ill equipped to deal with issues of race and violence.

5 Things I Would Have Done Differently in College

Though I can’t regret too many things from the incredible four years I had, there are definitely a few things I would have done differently. Here are five of them.

Why Democrats Are Failing Millennials and What They Can Learn From Republicans About Engaging Youth

Millennials refuse to identify as Democrats while conservatives are training and mentoring a new generation of proud Republicans.

Why President Obama’s 'Insourcing' Strategy to Revive American Manufacturing Will Not Work

Obama has proposed 'insourcing' manufacturing jobs back to America, but this is a poor use of money and resources. He should instead investing in R&D, education, and clean energy.


Amidst the Infighting In the GOP Arizona Debate, Barack Obama Comes Away a Winner

Regardless of the eventual GOP nomination, Obama will have an advantage with key voting demographics on issues of immigration, women's health, and national security.

Do Lego Men Have Freedom of Speech Rights? Russian Authorities Fear The Coming Toy Revolution

Kinder toys, lego men, and other toys demand fairer elections in Russia, prompting authorities to rule on the rights of free expression for plastic toys

Sexism, Stereotypes Fill Valentine's Day: Are Americans Stuck in a 'Mad Men' Dating Mentality?

Valentine’s Day dating advice shows that when it comes to relationships, we’re still stuck in an out-dated 1950s mentality.

Prop 8 Ruling Brings Progress on LGBT Rights in America, But Anti-Gay Discrimination Remains the Norm in Uganda and South Africa

LGBT advocates and progressive allies must translate the celebration and momentum from victories in our own communities to a greater leadership role on the global stage.