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 …

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 …