The Hiroshima Visit: An Administration Firmly Cementing Its Legacy As It Draws To A Close

Few presidencies can claim to have the second term successes that the Obama administration has enjoyed since being re-elected. Even the best of presidents have been hounded by the “second term curse”, where scandals emerge and either tarnish the overall legacy of that sitting president or threaten to undermine it entirely; Bill Clinton’s second term serves as a more recent …

How A Grassroots Campaign About And For The People Lost Its Way

  When Bernie Sanders decided to make a run for the White House roughly a year ago, I was one of the many people who were excited and welcomed his message of  income inequality, Wall Street greed, corruption, preventing banks from becoming too big to fail, the staggering inequity in what CEOs make versus the blue collar worker and just …

Projecting The Russian Federation’s Soft-Power Abroad Via Its Visa Program

If you’re a citizen of the Russian Federation and want to jaunt off anywhere across the globe, it’s common knowledge that many popular and regularly visited places you choose as your destination will require you to obtain a visa. Annoying, time-consuming, and on a broader state level, a political game of chess. It’s a way to irritate the folks over …

How Trump Would Have Been a Great Candidate in the 1800’s

If nothing else, Donald Trump has attracted virtually every racist person in America to his campaign. The Times found that nearly 20% of Trump supporters did not approve of freeing the slaves. David Duke, from none other than the KKK has endorsed the Donald, as have all sorts of white supremacy groups. We could safely say that not everyone who is voting …

Obama is Very Popular in Cuba; Way more than the Castro Brothers.

As I type this article, US President Barack Obama’s approval ratings hover somewhere around 50%. When compared to his predecessors during the same period in their term, that figure is pretty average, but pales in comparison to his approval ratings in a country 90 miles south of Key West. So much in fact that President Obama is more popular among Cuban citizens …

Putin Does not Appreciate a Warming of USA-Cuba Relations

2015 was a tough year for Putin. Turkey shot down a Russian jet over allegations of territorial breaches. The United States together with the European Council prolonged economic sanctions against Russia until the 31st of July, 2016 over their illegal annexation of Crimea. Oil prices fell over 30% to $30 a barrel, sending the fossil fuel-dependent Russian economy into a free-fall. Russian …

Super Tuesday 3.0 Is Past Us; A Pivot Now To The General Election

Following last Tuesday’s upset in Michigan, team Clinton was justifiably worried that last night might be a repeat and there were concerns that the polling and the general feeling on the ground was that of a too close for comfort performance Tuesday night; a palpable sense of nervousness pervaded the campaign. All those fears were allayed by astonishing blowouts in …

You Won’t Convert Trump Supporters. Try this Instead

I’m going to keep this post short because the concept is rather simple, but none the less I’ve seen this topic ignored. You suck at converting Trump supporters. But don’t feel bad, everyone does. Career politicians, the mainstream media, Super PACS, political commentators, bloggers, you name it. They have all failed at trying to do just that. ‘I Could … …

Over 30 Million Chinese live in Caves. But that’s not a Bad Thing.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, it is estimated that over 30 million Chinese citizens are cave dwellers. Upon reading that headline, I was immediately inspired to write an article describing, how despite China emerging as the World’s leading economy, it has failed to address such a basic human necessity like housing. I was wrong. While there …