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We can only hope that Venezuela will be influenced by the greater international community to a more peaceful, prosperous and democratic path forward in the near future.

No Easy Answers in Venezuela’s Humanitarian Nightmare

July 18, 2019

If Venezuela wants a chance at economic recovery, it will still have many difficult steps even after the incredibly hard task of restoring basic necessities.

A latte is going to have to happen to make him president.

Schultz 2020: Tall Order, Grande Problem

February 19, 2019

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz shocked the U.S. political world with his recently expressed interest in running for president in 2020 as a “centrist Independent.” He argues that the two-party system is irreparably broken, pointing to both the damage Trump has caused to the country while in office as well as his fear that the Democratic Party may be moving too far to the left.

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

February 6, 2019

While we are much too early in the process to accurately predict how primaries will go, we can point to some interesting analysis as to how this already-crowded primary will proceed.

One in ten TSA workers called in sick on Jan. 12 2019.

Is The Wall Really the Hill Republicans Want to Die On?

January 23, 2019

The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 22, 2018. Sadly, there is no end in sight of the partisan trench warfare that got us here.

Bob Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, must have been utterly whelmed by midterm election results.

What Democrats Can Learn from the Midterms

November 18, 2018

But where does the party go from here, and is the Democratic Party still on the right track to take back the White House in 2020? The two-word answer to these crucial questions: It’s complicated.

Bolsonaro promises an end  to crime in Brazil, and Brazilians may be ready to welcome it by any means necessary (JANINE MORAES/CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES OF BRAZIL VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Brazil Presidential Elections Reactionary, Concerning

October 10, 2018

There are two elections that will be of massive global significance in 2018 and beyond. The first are ...

Bob Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, must have been utterly whelmed by midterm election results.

Will a Decentralized Midterm Strategy Work for Democrats?

September 26, 2018

To my fellow Democrats: you may be wondering whether or not the party’s strategy in the 2018 midterm el...

With round-the-clock appearances on cable television and enough conflicting legal theories given on such programs to make a seasoned political analyst’s head spin, it’s unclear how much Giuliani thinks before he speaks. (DonkeyHotey VIA FLICKR)

How Rudy Giuliani Deceives the American People

September 12, 2018

As the seemingly endless scandals of the Trump administration continue to materialize in places both e...

The U.S. must make strides to keep Bashar al-Assad in check.

Syria: The Global Conflict of Our Time

May 9, 2018

Throughout the weekend of April 6, 2018, the international community was largely aghast as news brok...

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Free Trade and Equitable Trade Are Not Mutually Exclusive

April 18, 2018

What do Americans stand to gain or lose from protectionist policies? More than you probably think. P...

Sean Hannity is often criticized for his alleged pro-Trump bias. (GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICKR)

President Trump and Fox News: A Dangerous Love Story

March 14, 2018

For a president who spends as much time criticizing news outlets as he does, President Trump sure love...

Steve Bannon has had an unexpectedly high impact on establishment Republicans. (COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA COMMONS)

Bannon Fodder

February 15, 2018

Could one man single-handedly destroy the modern Republican Party as we know it? That is the questio...