Cultural humanitarianism to North Korea aims to smuggle illicit information into the country to combat a smothering propaganda machine. But there are more dangers than benefits – and more serious consequences for the people these efforts aim to help.
The Trump administration has expressed clear hatred for “illegal immigrants,” claiming that they are rapists and criminals. What is it like to be undocumented in the United States from the perspective of an American citizen, and how can our country respond better to immigration?
In 2009, the Obama administration attempted to pass an ambitious plan to expand health insurance coverage to the then-uninsured. But entrenched opposition -- and not just from Republicans -- threatened to derail the plan at almost every step.
Much like people, every nation has its own closet of skeletons––whether they take the form of past social injustice, corruption, strife and persecution, or civil war. The question is: should nations forgive, forget, and move past their historical atrocities, or always remember?
On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which withdrew U.S. participation from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP. One year after the withdrawal, what have been the regional trade ramifications?
Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy was monumental. The potential of having a woman as President of the United States was shocking and revolutionary for many Americans. However, perhaps one of her most compelling qualities was what held her back: her gender.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is designed to aid America’s poorest citizens by providing a stipend to support the cost of food and beverages. The program has come under criticism in the past few decades due to the high proportion of unhealthy and processed items that are often purchased using SNAP funds. In recent years, the USDA has worked with thousands of farmers markets across the country to provide incentives for SNAP recipients to buy fresh produce with their federal dollars. While this is a step in the right direction, there are limitations to this approach that necessitate further action by the USDA in order to prioritize nutrition in SNAP and thwart the rising obesity epidemic.
As a whole, the quality of infrastructure in the United States is dismal. However, while politicians and the public are rightfully concerned with the quality of our roads and highways, there is a lack of thought towards the quality of mass transit systems.
What can we learn from Steve Bannon’s swift exile from the Trump administration and Breitbart? He has revealed the failures of the Trump campaign through his own controversial tenure filled with extremism, political battles, and controlling the agenda. Will this exit be the last of Steve Bannon?
Since the turn of the century, China has become one of the top global donors to international development. Many Western states and institutions view China as a ‘rogue donor’ due to their lack of transparency, but they continue to play an increasingly important role in the international aid architecture.
Since the Great Depression, Americans have really only known two political parties. As those two parties’ approval ratings reach record low numbers, now is the time to begin exploring multi-party system alternatives.