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 awkward yet power-hungry individual, who would go on to become the youngest billionaire in history, and whose network would attract […]

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 a period of deep economic uncertainty. Yet many pro-European lawmakers are determined to make sure that day never arrives. The […]

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 to support him in the fight against the Nazis was a necessary one. Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease policy, which provided military assistance […]

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 of Maine. According to an article published in The Hill, one individual, restaurant owner John Tesar, announced he would cease […]

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 President deserves credit for. His position on Iran comes to mind. When President Trump withdrew the United States from the […]

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 to 2007, governed as a centrist and was seen by many as a great friend of Israel and British Jews. […]

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, the continued presence of ISIS in Iraq and in Syria and the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the United States finds […]

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 for the upcoming Senate race in Utah this November. Romney has been a frequent critic of President Trump, his criticisms […]

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 threshold needed to get in: former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (97.2%), Anaheim Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero (92.9%), first […]

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 collusion between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin has turned into a political sideshow. Anxious to impeach President Trump, […]

We need more politicians like Charlie Baker

The political gridlock in Washington today has reached unprecedented levels. On one side of the aisle, you have Donald Trump blowing up the Republican Party, taking it into an unfamiliar and uncomfortable populist direction, thus forcing two high profile GOP senators, Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), to announce their retirement. On the other […]

The Chargers’ move to Los Angeles: an epic failure

In 1995, NFL football in Los Angeles came to a screeching halt. Both the Raiders and Rams, who had relative success during their tenures in Southern California, were leaving to Oakland and St. Louis, respectively. Over the past decade, there had been rumors about the NFL’s interest in bringing football back to Los Angeles. In […]

Politicization of sports has brought this country to a new low

For many Americans, watching sports is an escape. Whether it be to avoid politics, a stressful situation at home or simply a way to relax after a long day at work, sports give many people a necessary break from the various stresses that consume their everyday lives. That’s why President Trump’s comments and the subsequent […]

NBA Super-teams Continue to Form: Why It’s Bad For the League

The New York Knicks traded their top star, Carmelo Anthony, to the Oklahoma City Thunder Sep. 25. Anthony, who most expected to be traded before the beginning of the season, will join forces with the reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and four-time All-Star Paul George. The Thunder are now just the latest in what’s become […]

The Red Sox Cheating Scandal: the latest in a new pattern for Boston Sports

Last Tuesday, the New York Times came out with a bombshell report in which the New York Yankees accused the Boston Red Sox of using an Apple Watch to steal hand signals during an August series at Fenway Park. To many sports fans outside of New England, this report helps validate what has been a […]