In recent years, the political environment in the United States has become increasingly more contentious. For the last decade or so, growing hyperpartisanship has created larger divides between the two major American political parties; where once there was the potential for compromise on a range of issues, there now existsContinue Reading

The Concordian Politics Blog

It’s unusual that economic works garner national attention in the United States, especially to the degree that they sell out on Amazon. French economist Thomas Piketty has done just that with his work Capital in the Twenty-First Century. But his results are startling and incredibly important as we analyze theContinue Reading

The Concordian Politics Blog

HBO’s new show “Silicon Valley”  spoonfeeds viewers pretty much every stereotype about the Innovators and Risk Takers of Palo Alto. Within its first two episodes, we see huge amounts of money being thrown around, a house referred to as an “incubator”, and the coder-friendly limp sweatshirts previously poked fun atContinue Reading

The Concordian Politics Blog

In early 2012, Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown made an unusual truce. The two Senatorial candidates acknowledged that television advertisement spending had ballooned, and they decided to curb excessive television spending as much as they could. Warren and Brown agreed that their campaigns would donate half the cost of aContinue Reading

The Concordian Politics Blog

Russia decided to annex Crimea this week. Before that, Crimea was a part of the Ukraine, and had been since 1991, as it became independent as the Soviet Union collapsed. Crimea has a long, complicated history with the former Soviet Union. Seeing Putin pull the Crimean peninsula back feels aContinue Reading