The Implications of the Death of Baghdadi

The Implications of the Death of Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world’s most-wanted terrorist leader, killed himself by detonating a suicide vest during a U.S. military operation in northwest Syria on October 26. Announcing himself the caliph in 2014, the late IS leader vanished along with his dream to resurrect the caliphate and assume legitimate dominance over...

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Stakes are High on Both Sides of the Aisle as New Government Shutdown Deadline Approaches

Stakes are High on Both Sides of the Aisle as New Government Shutdown Deadline Approaches

The most recent government shutdown, which began on December 21, 2018 and continued until January 25, 2019, was the longest in U.S. history and left 380,000 U.S. government employees without pay. Now, the government has temporarily reopened to allow for negotiations to take place, but many have their doubts about...

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OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

   On August 2, 2018, the Republican primary for Governor of Tennessee ended with the outsider candidate with no political experience on top. Diane Black, being the first female Chair of the House Budget Committee and having positive relations with the President, was seen as a formidable candidate with an equally...

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OPINION: In Defense of Trump

OPINION: In Defense of Trump

In approaching the end of any president’s first year in office, it is customary to look back and evaluate the accomplishments of what is traditionally the most productive year of their term–especially with unified party control of the federal government. President Obama’s first year in office saw the passage of...

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Swine And Stablility

Swine And Stablility

There is perhaps no greater success story in developmental economics over the last half century than that of China. In 1976, China was in disarray after being ravaged by the collective failures of the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. However, starting in the 1980’s and accelerated under the leadership...

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