The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

As a result of the United States’ announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be restored, relations between the two countries are the strongest that they have been in decades. With the United States’ announcement comes a shift in ideological thinking on the part of American officials. No longer is...

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American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

“The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Barack Obama tonight officially closed the book on the year 2014 and welcomed Americans into a new period of the 21st century. The speech was largely starry-eyed, harkening back to the president’s 2004 speech at the...

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