Anti-Semitism & the Left

A common thread in left-wing politics is egalitarianism. Across the West today, liberal and socialist parties and activists fight for various progressive causes, from anti-racism to increased welfare …

Will the Party Go On?

The Election of Tom Perez Tensions were high as delegates cast their ballots for the DNC chair. It had been the only contested DNC election since 2005, and is the first major election the Democratic P…

The Reformation Conundrum

Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali is wrong. Islam does not need a reformation. The rise of ISIS has created a number of question about the nature of Islam, ranging from the state of the religion today to fundamenta…

Cyberwar with China

The U.S. has been hacked on over 700 occasions in just five years on fronts ranging from corporate to private to governmental. Over the past two years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was hac…

The Crack in Voting Equality

“Freeway” Rick Ross, the first distributor of crack cocaine in the US “We never called it crack, that was what the government named it,” says “Freeway” Rick Ross, the man largely credited with the int…

An Agri-Culture of Settlement

Increasingly serious labor shortages are putting America’s conveniently low food prices at risk. Yet, Obama’s recent executive action on immigration does little to assuage the agricultural labor crisi…

Three Decades Late: U.S.-Cuba Relations

Fifty-four years after diplomatic fallout, the United States and Cuba are finally ready to let bygones be bygones. In his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama ca…

The Great Game

Part 3 of a series on U.S. cybersecurity.  Part1.  Part2.  Part 4. By 2010, the Iranian nuclear program was clearly behind schedule. Despite dire predictions from the world powers, Iran seemed little …

America “Incorporated”

As of today, more than 3000 private companies have been assigned to do the job Americans believe are exclusive to U.S. agents and James Bond lookalikes: clandestine, special operations. The recently r…