Without Exception, Politics has no Place at the Olympics and Paralympics

Rio 2016 was a great success. The great thing about the Olympics and Paralympics is that, no matter how many scare stories the press can dredge up beforehand surface, the...

Marijuana Legalization is Beyond Lobbying

Some may have noticed that the vaguely familiar (or foreign) smell of marijuana has been lingering around more often than before. Matter of fact, we are all hearing a...
As The Donald Turns

As The Donald Turns; They Said It

Out of respect for the recent tragedy that swept through the Caribbean and Florida, As The Donald Turns, has taken more of a low key approach. But while some...

American Politics and the Aversion to Self-Criticism

This political column is roughly one month old. One month does not do a lot to advance the relationship between any writer and any group of readers. One month...

Venezuela And The Great Blind Spot Of The Global Left

I am a Democratic Socialist. I would consider myself far to the left of center in American politics, but probably not as far left as most Europeans. In my...

United States House Elections Primer: Iowa

Over the next month, as we prepare for the 2020 elections, Yesh Ginsburg and Steen Kirby will give a general overview of all 435 United States House of Representatives...

Man Arrested in Bosnia War Crimes from 1992

A new arrest of Nikola Ceranic, 47, has been made by the Brazilian authorities in relation to war crimes perpetrated in Bosnia in 1992. It is not the first...

Post-Brexit Britain: United by Sport

During a week characterised by British division in the wake of the referendum vote to Leave the EU, I urge you not to forget that we can be united by sport.

Puerto Rico Declares Desire For Statehood in Vote

Puerto Rican citizens are trying to take control of their destiny, as citizens of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico voted to press for statehood on June 11, 2017. Now,...

As The Donald Turns; Truths, Lies and Nixon

It has been a busy week in Donald land. Well, let’s face it, it has actually been very much like the previous 46 weeks of his administration. Chaos, lies,...