How Vladimir Putin Lives Like a Czar Off The Backs of His Fellow Russians

When Boris Yeltsin helped Vladimir Putin ascend to become the President of Russia on the eve of the new millennium, it marked the beginning of what was to be the imperial — Czarist — rule over all of Russia, an uninterrupted length of governance which has seen censorship tighten, pro-Kremlin/anti-American propaganda increase dramatically, and an ever growing iron grip over every …

The Inevitable Decline Of Great Powers: The United States Should Take a Cue From The Once Mighty Roman Empire

Civilizations come and go. This is a pattern seen all throughout recorded human history. They all have their humble beginnings, growing beyond their boundaries, and projecting Hard and Soft power across great swaths of of the globe before hitting a plateau and then waning. Just ask the Mesopotamians; the Persians; the Greeks, and finally the last superpower from where we derive …

Russian Hacking Cannot Become a Partisan Issue

Prominent Republicans and Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into Russian meddling in our elections. The joint statement from the senators comes after the CIA concluded that Russia intervened in the election to help Trump win. As reported by the Washington Post. Trump’s transition team immediately slammed the CIA assessment as the work of “the same people that said …

The Melania Trump Speech That Broke The Internet

The saying goes that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”. After Monday night, however, Melania Trump and the Trump campaign largely would take issue with this old adage. Every single political campaign, Democrat or Republican has more than its fair share of controversies, unflattering stories and leaks. Following Monday night’s speech at the Republican National Convention — which was …

How Pulse Became The Stonewall Of The Year 2016

On June 28th, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City had reached their boiling point – and with good reason. The Stonewall was one of few places where gay men, drag queens, gay youth, often completely ostracized by their families, and other “misfits of society” could enjoy a semblance of normalcy and feel like they were among …

The State Today Offers Its Deepest Condolences On The Tragic Events In Orlando

On behalf of all of us at The State Today, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the victims affected at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida as well as to the friends and next of kin. These events hit particularly hard as they have occurred in our home state of Florida. The shooter – …

Blame The Parents Or Blame The Primate? Where Do You Stand?

Following the unfortunate and tragic incident at the Cincinnati zoo, where a 17 year old male lowland gorilla named Harambe was shot in order to rescue a 3 year old boy who fell into the animal’s enclosure, a debate has ignited over who is to blame and whether the zoo had too itchy of a trigger finger and could have …