With a speech evoking the classic John Lennon song “Imagine,” Senator Ted Cruz launched his 2016 presidential campaign at Liberty University, becoming the first candidate from either party to do so. Cruz is the junior Republican senator from Texas, known for his staunchly conservative politics, his filibuster against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and his […]

While the Cold War and the arms race that ensued positioned the US as the world’s premier superpower, the resources poured into the space program made it a leader in innovation and technology. Interest in science, technology and math surged significantly, as young students dreamt of the opportunity to go to space one day themselves; […]

“I’m not a scientist.” Such was the key 2014 Republican talking point on climate change for both potential candidates and GOP party leaders, including Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In order to shield themselves from the label of “climate denier,” many elected officials opted to plead ignorance on the issue entirely; […]

Recruitment within terrorist organizations was long considered a homegrown issue, where groups attracted new members within the countries that they operate, drawing from homogenous, ideologically motivated populations with an existing undercurrent of sympathy for the group’s aims. However, the recent trend of westerners — many of them women — flocking to join terrorist groups such […]

Facebook statuses, tweets and Instagram posts have all been credited as by-products of a new, stream of consciousness, millennial culture prone to over-sharing and broadcasting “inappropriate” behavior. However, a new wave of Internet-savvy creators has seized the reins on managing their public personas to cater to growing followings of increasingly plugged-in viewers. While the Internet […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio won New York City’s mayoralty as “the liberal progressive” candidate, vowing to divert from the previous administration’s reactive policies on education, housing and, most notably, stop-and-frisk. Yet less than a year into his tenure, his supporters are questioning his promises to reform policing in the city. Eric Garner’s death in July […]

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