The Republican Immigration Reform Problem

The Republican Immigration Reform Problem

This could be the year that Republicans finally enact the sort of comprehensive immigration reform that is necessary to the survival of the party. By now, it is readily apparent that Republicans need to expand their electoral appeal beyond their overwhelmingly white, male base. In the 2012 presidential election, Republicans...

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Bitcoinomania

Bitcoinomania

Despite the protest of Bitcoin investors, Bitcoin appears to be experiencing a classic asset bubble. On December 18th, the digital currency lost almost 50% of its value overnight when China’s largest Bitcoin exchange announced it would no longer accept new deposits. Bitcoin’s price plummeted from $1,100+ in late November to...

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Remembering Kalashnikov

Remembering Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the infamous AK-47, died on December 23rd. His death nearly coincided with the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. In the words of National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, that conflict in the troubled Middle East provided America the opportunity to...

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