Our columnist dissects and defends Obama’s strategy against ISIS With the recent announcement of President Obama’s strategy on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), congressional Republicans have been quick to question its ‘credibility and comprehensiveness’. Others akin to Robert Kagan question Obama’s aversion to conflict. What many seemContinue Reading

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Once again Drone use overseas, and domestically, and abroad in places like Pakistan and Yemen.  The resurge of criticism stems from non-profit and non-governmental groups like Amnesty International releasing articles titled like: Will I Be Next? Amnesty International argues that drone strikes kill more innocent lives than the U.S. GovernmentContinue Reading

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The Republican dominated House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday which would cut roughly $39 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the coming decade. Representative and Majority Leader Eric Cantor who was the leading force behind the bill stated that, “[It was] wrong for working, middle-class peopleContinue Reading

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It seems that President Obama has a chance to catch his breath.  Capitalizing on Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly off the cuff hypothetical, Russian President Vladimir Putin and diplomat Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov pounced on the opportunity to resume negotiations in disarming Syria’s chemical weapons.  Maybe, just maybe this diplomaticContinue Reading