Ford Distracts Media While He Trashes Ontario

On Friday, July 27th, Doug Ford personally surprised the entire province of Ontario with the sudden announcement that he and his PC government would be taking immediate steps to drastically reduce the Toronto City Council in size, less than three months before an election. Since Friday, the Ontario PCs have introduced legislative amendments to begin…

Macron for France and the World

The advent of “America-First” politics is leaving a large geopolitical vacuum for leadership on the world stage. The contenders yearning to fill it are numerous: China, India, and Russia just to name a few. Yet a European nation has taken the longest strides in 2017— France. Just 18 months ago, almost any analyst would’ve dismissed…

Joseph Kennedy III: A New Face

Kennedy. Does that surname sound familiar? It is one of the most popular surnames in the United States of America. Joseph Kennedy III is a thirty seven year old U.S Democratic Representative, he is well known in Massachusetts’s political spectrum. He currently made a speech which brought him into the spotlight nationally and internationally. He…

The Voices Are Heard: Reflecting On The Iranian Protests

Iran was built by protests. To observe this concept, one does not have to look far into the country’s history. Take the 1979 revolution as an example; a nation once secure under the very foundation of the Pahlavi dynasty was soon met with the swift uprise of an Islamic Republic. A change so powerful yet…

The US Government just shut down. Now what?

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration as President. Thousands are marching in the streets, Congress has run out of money, and the government just shut down. Here’s how it works: each fiscal year, until congress comes up with a detailed budget resolution, federal funding is allocated month by month, through a type…

The President Who Cried Wolff

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has gotten a mixed response, to say the least. Regardless of the claims of ‘fiction’ coming from the White House, it sent ripples through the American populace. Sales have soared since the release of the novel, quickly climbing to the top of the bestsellers list….

An Open Letter to Andrew Scheer.

When a potential Prime Minister has a problem with upholding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all citizens have reason to be concerned.

(Opinion) Rick Perry: A Reminder That Trump Never Drained The Swamp

November 9, 2017: On Thursday, November 2nd, Rick Perry — the Energy Secretary of the United States — controversially claimed that somehow, electricity created by fossil fuels is needed to prevent sexual assaults in Africa. The full quote, as published by the Hill, can be found below: “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are…

Trump’s Strategy of Political Maneuvering While His Country is Distracted

Donald Trump is currently the most disliked president compared to any other in modern American history, currently sitting at an approval rating of 37% according to Gallup. According to the same polling data, 58% of Americans disapprove of the president today, and he hasn’t even completed his ninth month in office. Compared to every single…

A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

As the state’s legislative year draws to a close this morning, California’s lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts. They are not scheduled to reconvene in the state’s capital, Sacramento, until January of 2018. But during the final forty-eight hours of their working period this year, the State’s Senators and Assemblymembers debated and…

The US Government Just Censored Climate Change Research–Again

With Hurricane Harvey sweeping through the south, the United States should be on high alert when it comes to climate change. But in reality, the nation’s political leaders are still trying to hide the problem by repeatedly censoring the words “climate change” and “global warming”.

Opinion: Can one have terrorism in a time of war?

When a gunman attacked two US military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2015, it was widely considered to be ‘terrorism’. In 2009, Maj. Nidal Hassan, who attacked the military installation at Fort Hood, was also considered a ‘terrorist’, although he was not charged with terrorism. But what constitutes terrorism? According the US army field manual,…

Saudi’s Split Personality Disorder: The Cholera Resurgence

The widespread devastation left by AIDS in the last 20 years has been horrifying, with the syndrome having swept mercilessly across Africa and claiming no less than 35 million lives to date. But the world has been forced to turn its attention to an equally contagious infection that was something of a dark horse, creeping…

The Unfinished Business of Combating Climate Change: It is Too Political!

The uncertainty of waiting for the unknown can be overburdening and unbearable, sometimes when what you expect is the opposite of good. This similar feeling keeps shrouding the general discourse about climate change policies in [re]action. For instance, even though everyone knew Trump from the beginning was against immigrants, promising to build the Mexican impenetrable…

The Trump Presidency in Numbers

It has been six months into Trump’s presidency and the American people are starting to feel “great again”. A Bloomberg poll concluded that despite only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job they’re doing, they are feeling better about themselves, their financial and economic prospects. If Trump’s reading this, it should be a good…

The Sharif Factor: Pakistan’s future

Following the 2016 Panama Papers leak, it was revealed that the Prime Minister of Pakistan and his family held offshore bank accounts in order to avoid taxation. Although Nawaz Sharif consistently denied any wrongdoing, five judges in the Pakistani Supreme Court unanimously agreed on a guilty verdict, on July 28th, 2017. Overall, the Supreme Court…

US 2020: A Census in Crisis

The United States is scheduled to undergo its 23rd National Population Census in the year 2020. Since 1790, this decennial event has been practiced by the Government of the United States in order to enumerate citizens and  to reapportion congressional districts, the two goals laid out by the US Constitution. In the centuries after its…

The state of Venezuela in 2017

On Sunday July 17th, the Venezuelan opposition groups held an unofficial referendum across the country to demonstrate that the people want change from Nicolás Maduro’s current regime. In spite of the government’s condemnation of this referendum, approximately 7 million people out of the 17 million qualified to vote cast their ballots. More importantly, 98% of…

Decoding the Populist Wave

By now, it is established wisdom that the age of globalization is coming towards an end and is being replaced with hardliner policies- much of which adhere to protectionism and other populist movements.  These policies have significantly altered the current political landscape as we know it. Showing first signs in the Brexit vote and then…

The Flaws of the Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency is a term that we hear a lot about on the airwaves and in newspapers and magazines, however what does this phrase really mean? What are the flaws of the Imperial Presidency, and is it wise to give so much power to a single executive? We will seek to address the former…

Georgia’s 6th District: How a Local Election is Shaping National Politics.

Historically, the true test of any new US President is his party’s performance in the midterm elections, which take place two years after he ascends to the presidency. During these biennial elections, nearly 470 local and statewide officials are up for reelection across the United States, and while most remain in the hands of the…

Post-Truth: How it has Swept the World and How it Leads to Fascism

When reading Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny, you would find the phrase “post-truth”, a buzzword in the media meant to describe a phenomenon sweeping every facet of our increasingly interconnected society, a contempt for truth and an embrace of fiction and wishful thinking over objective facts. It is easy to dismiss the incantations of the media…