Category Archives: WORLD AFFAIRS

Post-Citizens United, Is Foreign Money Pouring into Our Elections?

Federal law states that foreign governments, corporations, and individuals cannot spend money on elections in the United States. Yet following the Citizens United decision in 2010, some – including President Obama himself – have worried that foreign money could have an easier time influencing American … Continue reading

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OPINION: The Socialist Critique – What It Is and Why We Need It

The “S” Word Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the economy – a topic that is bound to receive considerable attention this election season. In explaining why GDP and wage growth are not what they might be, both parties can … Continue reading

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On the Issues: How Each Presidential Candidate Plans to Defeat ISIS

With a number of severe terrorist attacks having occurred in the United States, Europe, and around the world in recent years, many Americans are concerned about how to prevent such attacks in the future. Given that the Islamic State in … Continue reading

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On The Issues: Where Each Presidential Candidate Stands on TPP

While it is debatable whether Americans largely approve of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the massive free trade agreement comprising 11 other countries — it is undeniable that the presidential candidates are responding to Americans’ concerns about economic insecurity in staking out … Continue reading

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The Debate is Over: ISIS States Its Primary Motivation is Religion, not Western Foreign Policy

The Debate Since 9/11, one of the defining fault lines in American and Western politics has concerned whether jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS are motivated by their religion or by politics – or more specifically, by grievances against … Continue reading

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50 Ways the Democratic and Republican Parties Are The Same

1. Both parties engage in and benefit from gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing district lines for partisan gain. In 2010, Republicans invested millions in statewide races to retake state legislatures for the purpose of controlling congressional redistricting. Since then, Republicans have … Continue reading

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Sanders Says Supporters Won Key Battles in Democratic Platform, But Fight Continues

In St. Louis on June 25, a 15-member committee produced the first draft of the Democratic Party’s latest political platform. While a significant collaborative effort among the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns, the committee was also the … Continue reading

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