Yes, This is America: Opinion

It seems that the past year since Donald Trump got into office, one specific mantra has been repeated over and over again by citizens of the United States. Every time the Trump Administration takes a hit from the general public for a despicable piece of policy––from banning refugees from Muslim-majority countries to an unwavering commitment…

The Failure of an International Commitment to Human Rights

Middle Eastern political analyst Emile Hokayem recently tweeted “Being from, caring about and working on the Middle East is an endless heartbreak,” in reference to reports of the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, on April 7th, 2018. When I first learned that a player in the Syrian conflict, presumably the Assad government, orchestrated…

Seeing America through the Middle East: How do we educate our children?

As an American student in Egypt, at any given moment you can experience the impact of Republican values. From the social conservatism to the laissez-faire approach toward the market. For all the GOP’s critiques of the Middle East, it is governed by the same guiding principles as the conservative party: traditionalism. In America, as in…

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…

Why We Shouldn’t Care About The Dow Crashing

One cannot say no one saw this coming. The headlines, however, were alarmist as ever. The source of their doomsday tone: on Monday of this week, the DOW Jones index tumbled over 1,100 points in the United States’ biggest one-day stock fall since 2011. After weeks of boasting stock markets that were “smashing one record…

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…

Donald Trump, Yogi Berra, and the State of Healthcare in the USA.

American Baseball Legend Yogi Berra, well known for his storied career with the New York Yankees, as well as his tendency to spout paradoxical witticisms, once famously quipped, “It’s Deja Vu all over again!”. Here in the United States, that phrase has been getting a lot of airtime recently. Cable News headlines nowadays usually consist…

The Next Financial Crisis

The next financial bubble is just about ready to burst and there is little that can be done about it. Think it can’t happen? Then consider this: [All information acquired from TheStreet.com] Risks that aren’t acute can build for a while before triggering a crisis. What’s indisputable is that debt, the tinder of almost every…

What if USA left the UN?

Firstly, there is no official way to leave the United Nations. There is simple no clause or article in the UN charter, no resolution and no public statements or procedures regarding withdrawal from the UN. The U.N. Charter deliberately made no provision for the withdrawal of member governments, largely to prevent the threat of withdrawal…

Should USA exit the Paris Climate Agreement?

The consequences outweigh the benefits by far too much. The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. I will explore two possible scenarios. USA (informally) stops completing its obligations…