Category : News

Disney: The Happiest Place on Earth—For a Sex Offender?

CNN shook up every parent in America’s world on Monday night when they aired a story on their 6 month investigation into the hiring of sex offenders at theme parks. So far 35 Disney employees have been arrested, two Sea…

2 Comments / 945 View / July 22, 2014

Congress: The Elementary Classroom of Politics

The 113th Congress has a major project.  It’s a feat unimaginable, one that can not be obtained by one person, nor two, nor three, but all 535 congressmen and women, the vice president, the president’s Cabinet, the Supreme Court justices,…

2 Comments / 35 View / July 14, 2014

Arming the Syrian Opposition: The Perils of Choosing Sides

With the Syrian conflict seeping into the heart of Iraq as the Sunni extremist group ISIS continues to gain territory, President Obama has made an appeal to Congress for a $500 million fund to arm and train the “appropriately vetted…

1 Comment / 152 View / July 6, 2014

Iraq: A Brief Overview, A Brief Argument

Iraq is once again in the headlines. There are new names: ISIS—Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—and Abu Bakr al­Baghdadi, who is proclaimed in American media outlets as the “new Osama Bin Laden.” Yet all things considered, the situation on…

1 Comment / 76 View / June 25, 2014

Junk Status: Economic Reform for Puerto Rico

During the month of February, both Moody’s and S&P downgraded Puerto Rico’s credit status to “junk” level. The reduction was not unexpected considering that the island has a $70 billion debt and an unemployment rate of 15.4 percent. What remains…

0 Comments / 40 View / June 24, 2014

Let’s Go Swimming…Under Earth’s Crust?

The water is locked up in a mineral called “ringwoodite” 400 miles underneath Earth’s crust, so maybe we shouldn’t go swimming too soon. The discovery of this massive underground “ocean” leads scientists to believe that we will now have the…

0 Comments / 128 View / June 22, 2014

“112 Countries And It’s Still All About My Hair”

Whatever your opinion of her may be, there is no doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is a significant figure in American history. From Monica Lewinsky to The Whitewater Affair to her failed presidential campaign to Benghazi, Clinton has always been…

3 Comments / 333 View / June 20, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, and the West – The Ambiguity of War and Peace

In an interview with the French media earlier this month, Vladimir Putin nonchalantly hoped that “we [were] not on the verge of any war,” referring to Russia’s ongoing crisis with Ukraine and the consequent condemnation from the European Union and…

4 Comments / 176 View / June 19, 2014

Artificial Humanity—The State of AI

Meet Eugene Goostman. He’s a 13-year-old boy living in the Ukraine with a pet guinea pig and a father who is a gynecologist. He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2001. He’s equally charming and disarming; his sense of…

0 Comments / 273 View / June 19, 2014

The Battle Against Student Loan Debt: Obama and Tumblr’s Karp Talk

– “Thank you, Mr. President, for inviting Tumblr to your house.” – “Well… it’s a rental house.” Thus began President Obama’s first ever Tumblr Q&A session on Tuesday afternoon. Moderated by Tumblr founder David Karp, the discussion was broadcast live…

0 Comments / 108 View / June 12, 2014