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October 20, 2015

Documenting North Korea’s Human Rights Violations


February 26, 2014

While it is widely believed that North Korea has engaged in atrocious human rights violations for many years, the details and scope of this abuse have been hazy due to state monitoring of foreign visitors and laws preventing natives...

Revival of the European Far-Right


January 27, 2014

The rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party and Mussolini’s Fascist Party in the 1920s and 1930s first demonstrated the idea that economic instability and a perceived leftist threat could provoke a far-right, nationalist backlash. War...

The Third Shade of Red


November 25, 2013

The tension between purists and pragmatists has driven GOP politics for much of the last half century, starting with Barry Goldwater’s strongly principled, trend-setting conservatism during his presidential bid in 1964. The...

Rare Earth Elements: The Energy Question of the 21st Century?


April 5, 2013

While issues pertaining to oil production and dependence have dominated headlines in years past, perhaps America’s real energy concern right now should be focused on rare earth elements. China, our fiercest global economic competi...

Understanding France’s 75% Supertax


February 24, 2013

            In September 2012, France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande unveiled a temporary 75% marginal tax rate on individuals earning more than one million euros a year, an outrageous amount compared to the Amer...

Is Now the Time for SCOTUS to Legalize Gay Marriage?


November 28, 2012

Amidst the rapidly changing tide of public opinion toward gay marriage, the Supreme Court will finally decide whether or not to confront the constitutionality of same-sex marriage this Friday, November 30. A number of cases have...

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