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March 14, 2019

The Green New Deal has me thinking. I can’t say that I’m in favor of the proposal itself––too short on details and too long on extraneous pork that has nothing to do with the environment. But, I have to admit that the sheer scale of the proposal intrigues and excites m...

February 11, 2019

An earthquake has rocked the political landscape in Germany in the past year. Chancellor Merkel’s popularity has plummeted. The Social Democrat Party (SDP) has had to step down from its position as one of the two major parties for the first time since the end of the Se...

January 8, 2019

Polarization plagues American politics. According to the Pew Research Center, 95% of Republicans expressed political values in 2017 that were more conservative than the median Democrat. Conversely, 97% of Democrats expressed political values that were more liberal than...

January 7, 2019

The rise of overt Islamophobia in the Age of Trump has galvanized Muslim-Americans into the forefront of political activism. Never have Muslim-Americans assembled in such droves as they do today to demur the demagoguery of President Trump and other members of his admin...

October 25, 2018

“Even my relationship with my immediate family is limited.” Asher, 20, was excommunicated last year from the religious community into which he was born.

The leadership of Asher’s church judged that he had committed a sin so serious that his atonement required the ultima...

September 25, 2018

“The United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation's prisons and jails — a 500% increase over the last forty years.”

The natural response to that fact is that crime rates must have been increasing – more crime, cer...

September 23, 2018

According to a recent article in The Economist, global poverty is getting both rarer, and “harder to tackle.” Now, more than ever, we need to find innovative ways to enable economic development and to extend opportunity to the world’s worst off. Building and improving...

September 12, 2018

On August 22, 2018, I was sitting at home, drinking my morning coffee and watching CNN, when an unusual advertisement flashed on screen:

“I’m Kathryn Cherry. I’m a registered Democrat. I clerked for Judge Kavanaugh for a year… Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist; you...

September 12, 2018

Three years have passed since the peak of the European migration crisis, in which a historical record of 1.3 million asylum seekers entered Europe in 2015 alone. This dramatic influx left Greece and Italy, the most common entrance points for migrants, completely overwh...

September 12, 2018

In 2011, a RAND report concluded, based on statistical evidence, that “overall concerns about a civil-military gap and possible erosion of the principle of civilian control of the military appear to be overstated.” Of course, most civilians will never experience the sp...

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