Category: Blogs

Asia-Pacific International Security

In recent years, security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region have risen to the forefront of national headlines. This region remains a battlefield of military showmanship, rising economic power, and governmental scandals – a goldmine of political debate. The South China…

A Year in Review (2016-2017)

Looking back at my initial post as editor in chief is a little surreal. Even then, I knew that the next twelve months were going to be tumultuous. The rise of far right rhetoric around the world hasn’t slowed down,…

Tsunami Watch: Blue Wave Coming?

The ingredients for a rising wave were all there. The controversial Republican president’s approval rating sat at an abysmal 28%. As elections approached, a special election was declared for the early springtime in a district that had been Republican since the…

Looking to the Future of Immigration: The Last Blog Post

Over this year, we have explored different topics involving immigration. It has been an interesting year in regards to the matter, as many issues arose with political elections, crises, and institutional changes. Despite some negative outcomes, one can still be…

Unintelligent Intelligence

Recently, Congressman Devin Nunes of California, chair of the Intelligence Committee, revealed that Donald Trump’s team was caught up in incidental surveillance conducted during the election cycle. While this development was reported as a seeming vindication of President Trump’s controversial…

Dear Andrew, Why Did My Bill Fail?

Today, this satirical armchair pundit got a mysterious letter in the mail from a certain “Raul Pyan”, from Wisconsin. I curiously opened it, and read the letter: “Dear Andrew, Why did my bill fail? I did everything right, or so…

G(ouging)O(ur)P(oor)

The 1956 Republican Party platform calls for “reductions in taxes with particular consideration for low and middle income families,” brags about Eisenhower’s minimum wage increases, and calls for the strengthening of programs like social security. The 1950s and 1960s were…