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Commentary: French populism finds its face in Le Pen

Nick Viveiros

April 26, 2017


Filed under International Commentary

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and former National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face off in a historic presidential election in France after their victories in Sunday’s first round of voting. “We have changed the face of French political life in one year,” Macron told a jubilant crowd of...

Commentary: Spicer’s speeches scream incompetence

Amy Koczera

April 19, 2017


Filed under International Commentary

Just last week during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, Spicer’s blundering remark branded him an incompetent, undeserving excuse for a press secretary and an embarrassment to the American peop...

Commentary: Trump’s missile strike on Syria was all for show

Jacob Geanous

April 12, 2017


Filed under International Commentary, World

This week, America witnessed a new President Trump; a president of swift action in the face of an international atrocity. In one of Trump’s most supported decisions thus far, the United States lobbed 59 tomahawk missiles at Syria’s Al Shayrat Airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

Commentary: Kosovo army needs Trump’s support

Stiv Mucollari

April 5, 2017


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The Balkans’ historical propensity to embroil Europe in a wider conflict symbolizes the significance behind Kosovo and Serbia’s ongoing row of words. Kosovo is a majority ethnic Albanian state that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after a violent struggle in the late 1990s, preceded by ...

Global Commentary: The weight behind Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear threat

Amy Koczera

March 29, 2017


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Over the past few weeks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has visited South Korea, Japan and China to discuss North Korea’s nuclear initiatives. According to The New York Times, Tillerson announced “all options are on the table” when it comes to dealing with these measures. Just two days after Ti...

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Rothchild recounts grim scenes from Gaza

Brooke Patterson

March 6, 2017


Filed under International Commentary, World

For more than half a century, the people of the small independent Palestinian territory, Gaza, have been constrained to living under military rule in an environment that has been decimated by missile attacks from outside nations. Recently, Gaza has been besieged by Israeli assaults, forcing its citizens ...

Global Commentary: Muslim ban follows shameful history

Katherine Yearwood

February 22, 2017


Filed under International Commentary, World

Last month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring certain immigrants from predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States. Although the ban was recently suspended, immigrants took to the streets Thursday to respond to the anti-immigration sentiment and show the U.S....

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Hurricane season is over: Cuban-American student recalls the ramifications of Castro’s life, death

Bruce Boring

December 7, 2016


Filed under International Commentary, World

Nov. 26, 2016 is a day that I will never forget. It is a day that no Cuban-American will ever forget. It is a new day of hope for the future of Cuba and our people. Fidel Castro was a man who set out on a mission to save our country from being exploited by criminals and corruption. I hear the stories ...

An American abroad: Observing the new presidency while overseas

Katie Cusick

November 16, 2016


Filed under International Commentary, The Liberal Think Tank, World

“I’m sorry. I am so sorry for your loss.” My friends from Norway, the United Kingdom and France said to me as I assume my seat in class. Here in Paris, France where I am currently an exchange student, it’s rainy and gray once again, but today the feeling of somber fits the tone of the day too we...

Opinion: Overage, still restricted

Patricia Negrón

October 28, 2015


Filed under International Commentary, World

Puerto Ricans have been American citizens since the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act granted citizenship. The first time I visited the Hub was to look at colleges when I was 22. I brought my license from Puerto Rico as my form of ID. I figured since it was passable for the...

Opinion: Consent should be mandatory

Patrick Holmes

October 7, 2015


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By Patrick Holmes Consent. It should be assumed as one of the basic rights of a human being but more often than not, consent is glanced over and forgotten. Or worse, ignored. “For me consent means that I can say yes or no to something I have understood,” said by Elise in a video article by...

Opinion: How millions are living in fear

Opinion: How millions are living in fear

Patrick Holmes

October 2, 2015


Filed under International Commentary, World

By Patrick Holmes   War is not something typically thought about on a daily basis by most Americans, however, many Syrians and Iraqis live in constant fear of the control they are oppressed by and the never-ending list of rules that keep them on a leash. They are almost never safe. Safety...

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