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15 years after its inception, Facebook has hit rock bottom

The Academy Award-winning film “The Social Network” told the story of 19-year old Mark Zuckerberg, who successfully launched Facebook from his dormitory at Harvard in February 2004. It accurately presented Zuckerberg as an immature, socially… Read More...

For the sake of British democracy, Brexit must proceed

March 29 will mark one of the most consequential days for the global economy in recent memory—the United Kingdom is scheduled to withdraw from the European Union (EU), sending the world’s fifth largest economy into… Read More...

Saudi Arabia: The lesser of two evils

Churchill and Roosevelt are revered. Stalin is loathed. Yet it was the latter’s army that liberated Auschwitz, Chelmno and Majdanek. Stalin remains one of history’s most brutal dictators, but for the United States, the decision… Read More...

The case against fossil fuel divestment

In the aftermath of Senator Susan Collins’ vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, hundreds of progressive activists on Twitter announced their intention to participate in an economic boycott against Collins’ home state… Read More...

The bright spot of the Trump administration: sanctions on Iran

As a result of the daily chaos that engulfs the Trump administration, where tweet storms and the Russia probe dominate the news coverage, there is a tendency to overlook some of the achievements that the… Read More...

Jeremy Corbyn: complicit in the rise of European anti-Semitism

One year ago, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair took the stage at the annual AIPAC policy conference, receiving a standing ovation from 18,000 pro-Israel activists. Blair, who led the U.K. Labour Party from 1994… Read More...

Mohammed bin Salman: Putting Saudi Arabia on the right track

In the aftermath of 9/11, the American people had a deep distrust of Saudi Arabia and its government. Times have changed. With the emergence of a newly emboldened Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism,… Read More...

Senator Mitt Romney: A win for Democrats, Republicans, and civility

In these hyper-partisan times, Americans are looking for something to hang their hats on as a sign of hope, and Mitt Romney could be the answer. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, announced his candidacy… Read More...

It’s time to let Bonds and Clemens into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Last week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed 2018 voting results. Four players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, each of them reaching 75% of the vote, which is the… Read More...

Prolonged Mueller investigation plays directly into Putin’s hands

When Vladimir Putin and his associates interfered in the 2016 presidential election, they had one goal in mind: to cause chaos throughout the United States. Mission accomplished. The investigation into Russian interference and the potential… Read More...
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