Category : Politics

Shetye Misunderstood?: Why the Fashion Spread About Rape Deserves Another Look

“Don’t wear those shorts. They’re too short.” “Take off that chain. It attracts too much attention.” “Change out of that dress. It makes you stand out too much.” To a girl born and raised in America, taught by the glossy…

0 Comments / 288 View / August 14, 2014

How the World Should React to the Fiasco in the South and East China Seas

There is one long festering issue in the world that you surely do not regularly see on the nightly news or your Facebook newsfeed and yet has the potential to greatly alter the geopolitical landscape of South and East Asia:…

0 Comments / 131 View / August 14, 2014

Was The War in Iraq Ever Really Over? 

With ISIS continuing to gain momentum, the United States has returned to an important battlefield role for the first time since 2011 in Iraq to combat a rising humanitarian crisis. On Thursday, President Obama authorized limited air strikes against ISIS,…

0 Comments / 81 View / August 13, 2014

Palestinian Lives Are Worth More Than Political Gestures

Many of you might be like me, born and raised in a world where peace and safety are taken for granted. Occasionally news from regions of conflicts would come to our attention, but I dare to say that we seldom…

2 Comments / 112 View / August 13, 2014

Warsi on the Warpath

The British Prime Minister David Cameron might be on holiday, but it isn’t the sun making him red in the face. Yesterday, Baroness Warsi gave her first interview after resigning from the government on Tuesday over the Gaza Crisis, and…

0 Comments / 71 View / August 12, 2014

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What Happens When You Try To Make Rape Fashionable

Murder is a fundamentally morbid crime – an act of taking away what nature has decided to imbue in man – the gift of life. Rape is a crime even more sinister for it seeks to destroy those sacred instruments which can…

4 Comments / 352 View / August 9, 2014

On Obtaining American Citizenship

Immigration has recently been a topic of great debate, with the influx of illegal immigrants and the subsequent effects on America’s economy and culture. However, many people often ignore the flip side: legal immigration and the thousands of people accepted…

0 Comments / 158 View / August 9, 2014

Let’s Sue Obama – He’s Going Against the Will of the Founding Fathers!

Over the past few days, whether on TV, online, or in the papers, one of the top headlines has been the House voting to proceed with a lawsuit against Obama. On a 225-201 vote (with no Democrats supporting it and…

1 Comment / 226 View / August 8, 2014

On Campus Rape Legislation: Something is Finally Changing

There is no punishment harsh enough when it comes to sexual assault, but when it comes to campus rape that occurs at colleges and universities across America, some are wondering if there is a punishment at all. Recently, The Undergraduate…

0 Comments / 60 View / August 7, 2014

Mitch McConnell May Have 99 Problems and Alison Grimes Could Be One

Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Grimes (D) and U.S. Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell (R) are currently campaigning against each other for a U.S. Senate seat. Mitch McConnell is running for a 6th term as senator in order to maintain his…

0 Comments / 299 View / August 6, 2014