Archive For February 21, 2019

The ISIS Bride

The ISIS Bride

In 2015, three London schoolgirls left Britain to join the Islamic State. Now the sole survivor of the trio is making headlines due to a change of heart and wants to come back to the UK. The case of IS bride Shamima Begum is the first story to disrupt the Brexit conversation in British media…

Jussie Smollett, The Boy Who Cried Trump

Jussie Smollett, The Boy Who Cried Trump

Some time in January, a strange ‘crime’ took place on the streets of Chicago. At roughly 2 am in subzero temperature, a man was randomly and viciously attacked with a rope by two white men wearing MAGA hats. The victim claimed that the two men shouted racist and homosexual slur at him such as ‘This…

The Radical Green New Deal

The Radical Green New Deal

First of all – I think climate change is a real problem and that any efforts to reduce U.S carbon emission should be welcomed. However the mission is a huge undertaking and so far no one has been able to scope out an ambitious but feasible version of what that resolution would look like, and…

Ilhan Omar;  The Poster-Child For Identity Politics

Ilhan Omar; The Poster-Child For Identity Politics

Identity politics this year has reached a new high, or low as it were. Right now, the present legislative body is the most diverse it’s ever been in the US history: 23 percent of the new Congress members are women, and 21 percent are Hispanic, Native American, or otherwise identify as people of color. This is…