Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Obama is perhaps the biggest game changer of our lifetime. Besides being the first African-American president, he enacted numerous major policy shifts and programs such as the Affordable Care Act and a financial stimulus package after the Great Recession, and he made progress in the battle against climate change. Domestic policy is where President Obama has made his biggest waves in the news and his greatest enemies. He struggled to put many of his ideas into action due to two deadlocked Congresses and many strong enemies on the right. His…

The West’s Policy of Inaction Cripples Syria

Recently, when an interviewer asked presidential candidate and former Gov. Gary Johnson what he would do about Aleppo if elected president, Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, asked, “What is Aleppo?” Some interpreted his remarks as an unconscious gaffe. Yet, in response to ensuing pressure, he genuinely reassured the public that he didn’t know where Aleppo was or the significance of the city. Johnson’s isolationism is not an excuse to be ignorant of tragedies riddling the world. The truth of the matter, however, is that Johnson’s lack of understanding of the…

Bang for Your Buck: How Much Should College Really Cost?

A couple days ago, while surfing the Internet and sitting in my living room and complaining to my roommates about how expensive college is and all the debt we’re going to graduate with (a joyous conversation, I know), I found a rather soothing article that fit our conversation perfectly. A few days ago, Lower Saxony became the last of the seven German states to abolish tuition fees entirely for college students. I nearly choked on my coffee.

Al-Zawahiri releases al-Qaeda 7.0

By Abu Maghas al-Hammami WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan — At this year’s Worldwide Jihadists Conference (WWJC), CEO Ayman Al-Zawahiri released the newest iteration of the world’s most famous terrorist organization. The group is touting the new iDeology 6, giving jihadists even shakier religious justification to pursue violent jihad at home and abroad. Codenamed “Khorasan” during development, the release’s reception has been largely negative.