2016: A Contest Between Vacuous Populism and the Elitist Status Quo

The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most revealing elections in US history of the most destructive dynamics within American democracy.   Such dynamics are represented by a competitive struggle between populism (Donald Trump) and a plutocratic elite...

The Necessity of Religious Evolution Why Absolute Truth must be disembodied from Theology

In the present time, according to the Pew Research Center, there are five major religions and numerous folk religions in the world. Each of them has different stories to tell, different inspirations to act from, and different beliefs on the...

A Critique of College Culture at Elite Institutions

On August 30th, I arrived at Williams College, Forbes’ #1 college in America for the year of 2015. I finally made the 2,880 mile journey to my newfound home for the next four years. I was accompanied by my father,...

Vladimir Putin’s Nostalgic Blindness A Critique of the Russian Federation’s Unsustainable Foreign Policy with Ukraine

“Anyone who does not regret the demise of the Soviet Union has no heart . Anyone who wants to restore it has no brains.” This quotation from President Vladimir Putin is indicative of the current Russian approach to international and...

America’s Distortionary Taxation A review of the optimal path to reform our tax policy

In the wake of the Panama Papers, the United States has an opportunity to act on the flaws of the current international system, which has precipitated a rampant rise in economic inequality, through the immoral tax avoidance tactics of the...

Bernie Sanders’s Disastrous Proposal for Free Trade A critique of the economic realism of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders claimed that he would renegotiate every trade deal made by the United States, which would be based on a new criteria for trading. Bernie Sanders...

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: A Letter to My Little Sister

Dear Maya, I remember when I was twelve. You were only four then, all eyes, cheeks, and energy. Life was Pre-K, ballet, playdates, and National American Miss pageants. And to think that yesterday, while we were at dinner, I caught...

Kanye West announces new album, “Turbo Grafx 16”

Kanye West has just announced the follow up album name after the Life of Pablo on Twitter:  My next album is titled   "Turbo Grafx 16"   as of now… Our music team estimates there is a 99% chance that this name will...

An Interview With Mahbod Moghadam

George Beall, an entrepreneur who left Wharton to pursue a personal  startup, interviews Mahbod Moghadam, a co-founder of Rap Genius (genius.com) and currently is heading Everipedia.    GB: If you had to go all the way back to senior year of...

A Philosophical Right to Higher Education

The first question that must be asked when discussing rights and whether higher education is a right is how do we derive rights in the first place? The answer to this question lies in the creation of a criterion that...

Paris Attacks: “Gold is Assessed through the Test of Fire”

What do the terrorists fight against? Hence, it comes: What is France? And what is wrong? And what could be done?  First, it appears that the French foreign policy is a cul-de-sac.   ISIS came into power almost two years ago....

Gray Zone: A Rationale Within

Now that we’ve had a little time to shift our grieving into a quest for understanding, as “information” arises and politicians search for ultimatums, I feel compelled to address something I believe is very simple, but strikingly fundamental to the...

News

The Dwindling of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

by - July 8, 2015

There has been an ongoing topic of concern in our country. Welcome to rural America, where hospitals are—and have been—struggling to survive. For example, earlier this year on March 31st, Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Kentucky closed its doors after...

Opinion

2016: A Contest Between Vacuous Populism and the Elitist Status Quo

by - July 10, 2016

The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most revealing elections in US history of the most destructive dynamics within American democracy.   Such dynamics are represented by a competitive struggle between populism (Donald Trump) and a plutocratic elite...

Lifestyle

Realism Versus Romanticism A Comparison Of Breakfast At Tiffany’s The Book Versus The Movie

by - July 26, 2015

The scene opens with a single car driving down a completely desolate street. It is...

2016: A Contest Between Vacuous Populism and the Elitist Status Quo

The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most revealing elections in US history of the most destructive dynamics within...

by - July 10, 2016

The Dwindling of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

There has been an ongoing topic of concern in our country. Welcome to rural America, where hospitals are—and have been—struggling to...

by - July 8, 2015

Hundreds of Protesters Continue to Rally After Ferguson Decision

On November 24th, it was announced that there will be no charges brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally...

by - November 30, 2014

2016: A Contest Between Vacuous Populism and the Elitist Status Quo

The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most revealing elections in US history of the most destructive dynamics within...

by - July 10, 2016

Oil is Hardly a Good Weapon and History Proves That

As Saudi Oil Minister, Ahmed Zaki Yamani ranked among the world’s most powerful people. In the 1970s, Yamani flexed his muscle,...

by - November 17, 2014

Messi and Argentina’s Shambles: How a Hedge Fund Manager Conquered the Spirits of 41 million

Minutes before the final whistle of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, millions of television screens across the globe displayed the same...

by - July 31, 2014

When Rhetoric Equates Violence: The Downfall of Recent Discourse

I typically begin my articles with a few disclosures, and I feel it is appropriate to do so for this read....

by - June 10, 2015

From Sheep To Shondaland: Reclaiming the F-Word on TV

On Atlantic City’s Boardwalk on September 7th, 1968, the world watched as the second wave of feminism thrust itself into the...

by - April 25, 2015