On September 23, standing in front of a banner declaring, “Ahead for a New Front,” French presidential runner-up Marine Le Pen announced the “historic rebuilding” of the Front National (FN). This announcement marked the kick-off of a twelve-stop tour during which the party and its supporters “will be able to discuss everything.” What “everything” entails […]

Hurricane Harvey — a category four hurricane — demolished the city of Houston, Texas, dropping up to 50 inches of rainfall and causing 66 deaths in the span of just five days. While this natural disaster was devastating to many families and homes, it also united the country in the midst of a hyper-polarized political […]

In the past few years, issues surrounding immigration, refugees, and displaced persons have proven to be ones transcending national jurisdiction. Since the eruption of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, 13.5 million people have been in desperate need of humanitarian aid. More than 440,000 refugees have entered Europe this year alone, and almost 3,000 thereof […]

   On September 2, 2016, thousands of American pastors and across the country took to their pulpits as part of the annual “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” to discuss the relative merits of the two most unpopular major party candidates for President on record. Their coordinated – and surprisingly bipartisan – effort to make their voices heard was […]

Just before midnight, after Monday night’s speeches, delegates for Bernie Sanders rallied in the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center. They chanted, “Bernie beats Trump,” in anticipation of Tuesday’s roll call vote. This is Bruce Jones of Half Moon Bay, California, representing San Mateo County, California. Who are you representing? My district of 50,000 voters […]