Last week, the United Nations convened its 62nd Session on the Status of Women with the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” But perhaps what many of those rural women and girls across the 193 member states of the U.N. really need is protection from the U.N. peacekeepers sent to help them.
The issue of immigration reform has been a staple in Congressional debate since Trump took office. However, the GOP focus on immigration as a tool to stimulate the US economy through the prioritization of “highly-skilled workers,” while outwardly neutral, may become racially discriminatory and harmful to the US labor force in practice.
To tackle the true source of poverty in the United States, policymakers and advocates need to look at the country’s history of housing discrimination and develop solutions that build inclusive communities.
President Trump is spearheading an American revival of “whataboutism” -- the old Soviet, finger-pointing technique. Mr. Trump and his supporters are using the rhetorical device to consistently divert attention away from important issues, ranging from white supremacist rallies to Russian collusion.
In the midst of increasing tension between the United States and North Korea, it seems as though a permanent ambassador to one of our closest allies in the region would be a top priority for the Trump Administration.
In the era of health crazes and anti-obesity measures, the Nutrition Facts label is often one of the first items a potential shopper looks at when purchasing groceries. While these labels are intended to help "make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet," they are fraught with misleading numbers and overly general assumptions that can result in confusion and poor choices.
In the midst of a clearly losing message and rapidly changing demographic profile, if Republicans hope to win in the 21st century they must address America’s minority populations with a message of more “inclusive conservatism”. Given the simultaneous rise of America’s Democratic Party and progressive movement, the future of American conservatism might hang in the balance.
Why we should be taking a closer look into the relationships between the Saudi Arabian government and Manafort, Kushner, and other figures within the Trump administration including Trump himself, and what these ties indicate about the United State’s involvement with recent developments within the Middle East.
The Republican Party’s Reagan coalition has allowed them to keep a solid hold on government for forty years. The question now is, has Donald Trump’s election spelled the end of the Reagan coalition, and what will follow it?
Cryptocurrencies, steadily increasing in popularity since 2016 in mainstream media, are largely unregulated across the globe. It is certainly an international challenge, as are most digital-age issues, but what is the U.S. doing about it now and what should they do about it to ensure healthy markets for its consumers?
We need a digital government for this digital era. With the advent of blockchain technology, we now have the power to build online voting systems that are not susceptible to corruption and which can be verified by every participant.
Different beliefs about poverty affect public policy and social actions taken by the government to fight it. As a result, the solution to ridding the nation of poverty is also inherently political in nature, yet it requires more of a holistic social policy approach that combines both structural and cultural theories as to why poverty continues to persist.
The rate of obesity amongst the American public continues to rise, and the Trump Administration must do its part to halt one of the nation’s greatest public health crises. However, President Trump’s Department of Agriculture and Food & Drug Administration have been sharply criticized for relying too heavily on the food industry to self-regulate — an idea that has proved ineffective in the past. Heavy government mandates are also unlikely to unilaterally solve the obesity epidemic. Instead, a non-partisan and scientifically-focused advisory body that acts as a compromise between these two approaches could be a viable solution that contributes to the health of Americans as well as appeases industry and government concerns.
In order to completely understand the potential consequences of Trump’s anti-environmentalist policy, it is necessary to look at how his relationship with both domestic and global initiatives to solve emerging environmental issues would affect those who are most vulnerable: people of color.
Fake news proves a unique challenge to journalistic integrity and the maintenance of an informed public, as it involves a multifaceted array of social psychological causal factors. Further compounding the problem is the false labeling of articles critical to the Trump administration as “fake news,” creating the incorrect perception that even discerning individuals lack the means of evaluating media.