Category : Politics

Humanitarian Jihadists in Syria

If you are planning on entering the United States with Syrian Customs stamp in your passport, prepare yourself to go through some heavy questioning—at the least. Having seen a spike in foreign fighters flocking to the civil war in Syria…

2 Comments / 503 View / August 4, 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 image: Messi, fatigued arms resting on hips, somberly gazing out into the crowd. In other words, utter disappointment. The…

1 Comment / 250 View / July 31, 2014

#ISupportHumanity

Israeli and Palestinian casualties are rising at rates that could surpass any Israeli conflict in the last decade, with over 1,035 recorded Palestinians and a significantly lower, but equally tragic, number of Israeli deaths. With greater presence in the Gaza…

3 Comments / 244 View / July 29, 2014

Marijuana Legalization: “When” not “If”

A small preface: this argument is coming from someone who has not, does not, and may never smoke marijuana. This is coming from someone who purely feels it is just a matter of time before we see legalization and that…

0 Comments / 147 View / July 26, 2014

Public Health 101: A Breakdown of Intricate Rhetoric

It’s easy to get disoriented when delving into terms like “premium,” “insurance,” and “co-pay.” Most people have at least heard of these terms thrown around in conversation, but do all of us truly understand the broader implications of such discourse…

0 Comments / 400 View / July 25, 2014

Tar Sands: The Bitter Truth

Cars have become a commodity that we can’t seem to do without. Cars transport food, supplies, and people. They get us from point A to point B, and they do so quickly. In many places, cars symbolize social status. The…

0 Comments / 101 View / July 24, 2014

Scotland’s Future

On 18th September, Scotland goes to the polls and votes on its future. Will it choose to remain part of the 300-year-old political Union with the rest of the UK (RUK), but with more powers and more independence from Westminster?…

5 Comments / 232 View / July 20, 2014

No More “Jogo Bonito”: Brazilian Futbol and Politics

What’s more dangerous to someone in power than losing a war? A soccer defeat. Now, to say that war has an effect on the political status of a nation or a group of peoples is extremely obvious. The Russo-Japanese War…

0 Comments / 155 View / July 20, 2014

“Impeach the President,” or When Politics Sound Like Satire

The latest entry in what has become a tired list of superfluous attacks on either side of the American political aisle comes from ex-Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin. Her message is clear enough: due to what she (and, presumably, the…

0 Comments / 127 View / July 16, 2014

Boom, Clap: The Senseless Destruction of Artistic and Historical Masterpieces

It’s true that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, but what happens when that very own history is destroyed in front of our very own eyes? As has happened so many times in our history, we are…

0 Comments / 96 View / July 12, 2014