Author: Maddie Clark

Dr. Feelbad: The Terrible Trend of Bombing Hospitals

Man protesting against the deliberate targeting of civilians in Aleppo, December 2016.  https://flic.kr/p/QjEUPe

As any reader familiar with apocalyptic fiction would know, crimes against humanity are the norm in war. In the books and movies that define the genre, hospitals are bombed, scores of refugees pour from decimated provinces, and civilians are indiscriminately…

Somalia Elects “Cheese” to the Presidency

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Somalia has been stuck in a consistent cycle of chaos and disorder for nearly three decades, but on Wednesday, February 8th, a glimmer of hope for a more stable and less bloody future emerged when small group of politicians elected…

Where Fact Trumps Fiction: In Defense of Journalism

President Trump

Going through the comments section on news articles is not recommended, but if you insist on ruining your day, here is what you will find: a claim that liberals are all snowflakes (à la Tomi Lahren), a claim that Trump supporters…

Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Yemen

A man walks past graffiti denouncing US involvement in Yemen. https://flic.kr/p/MA4RAs

When the war in Yemen began, military advisors and foreign policy experts claimed the fighting would come to a swift end. That was in March of 2015. In the 20-odd months since, at least 10,000 people have been killed and…

First Comes War, Then Comes Famine

Nutrition care for Nigerian refugees in Gagamari camp, Diffa region, Niger https://flic.kr/p/qw8Tkr

They’ve killed upwards of 20,000 people through suicide bombs and armed raids, decimated large swaths of land, taken hostages and prisoners, and disrupted the oil production of a country dependent on its revenues. The international spotlight is focused on the…