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South Korean impeachment success

It seems that American foreign focus has shifted to the east in recent months and for good reason. With rising tensions between the U.S. and both China and Russia, it is wise to be watching the east. This week offers another interesting turn of events in the east, one whose consequences have yet to be…

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Wikileaks releases Vault 7: Who cares?

The story of the boy who cries wolf is a timeless tale; while it is typically applied when instructing children on the importance of asking for help or accusing someone (likely an older brother) of some heinous crime against them, it is equally applicable in today’s overly sensationalized world. Last week, the media organization Wikileaks…

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Liabilities of America’s new health care

President Donald Trump’s reconstruction of Obamacare leaves several in disagreement of its benefits In an ideal world, generosity would be the backbone of America. People would work and strive toward their highest potential, the poor would be humble and thankful and the rich would share their wealth with no governmental force. People would support the…

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Social media and its effects on politics

Social media has quickly become one of the most powerful platforms on the planet for marketing, networking and social connection. With billions of users across the planet and several social media websites, it is hard, if not impossible, to mitigate the extreme impact that these internet networks have had on the world. These trends have…

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French elections

The 2017 French presidential election cycle has been as wild of a ride as the 2016 U.S. counter-part. The French elections are held in a different method than the way we conduct them in the U.S. France has a first election comparable to the primaries and caucuses held before the U.S. general election. After the…

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Norway, Brazil saving the rainforest

Deforestation has been, and continues to be, a global problem. Not only does it reduce habitat for unique and often endangered species, but it also contributes quite considerably to climate change. To put deforestation into perspective, take a look at the Amazon Rainforest. Since 1970, 230,000 square miles of forest, roughly an area the size…