An American Attitude: State of the Unions

In Canton, Mississippi, 63% of workers at a Nissan plant recently rejected a motion to unionize with United Automobile Workers (UAW). UAW and pro-union workers at the plant cited unsafe labor practices and unstable retirement plans in their bid to workers, and still the majority of workers at the rural…

The Vital Role of International Development Organizations

International development groups and organizations are an important enforcer of diplomacy throughout the world. In some cases, these groups serve as mediums, visiting areas in which crises and disasters are prevalent. In others, these groups regulate policies to prevent famine, turmoil, and war from occurring. Despite the relative sense of…

Lawsuit Filed Against Fox News Over Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Murder in DC, millionaires and fabricated news stories; on paper it sounds like a great thriller script.   Unfortunately, this scenario may not be far from reality; last Tuesday, former detective and paid Fox News commentator Rod Wheeler filed a lawsuit against the network regarding a story Fox published, then…

What’s A Grand Jury & What It Means For The Trump-Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller impaneled a federal grand jury in Washington yesterday—signifying a major step in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.   What is a grand jury?   At a prosecutor’s discretion, a grand jury is assembled—or impaneled—to examine evidence…

An In-Depth Report on the Japan Population Crisis

Japan, a nation known and admired for its industriousness and meteoric recovery and growth after World War II, is experiencing a population crisis. The country has one of the highest life expectancies and one of the lowest fertility rates. The aging dynamics of Japan place an increasing burden on the diminishing…

The Human Rights Challenge For Latin American Children

In Latin America, children’s human rights are not firmly established which allows for violations to occur. There are several instances of children’s human rights violations throughout the region. First, Reuters reports that thousands of children and women are victims of human trafficking throughout Latin America. Additionally, Bolivia is home to…

The State of Cybersecurity

The United States faces a crossroads with cybersecurity, the question being whether it should seriously invest in cyber infrastructure or continue postponing serious action until something disastrous happens.   U.S. intelligence agencies agree Russian agents attempted to interfere with last year’s presidential election through hacking. But Moscow’s meddling in 2016…

The Rise of the Gig Economy

Today, American employment undergoes a disassembling, pitting workers who were once cogs against each other as machines of their own.   The gig economy (the sharing economy), consisting of short-term, part-time and contract work, makes up an ever-growing portion of the overall economy. The gig economy is not exactly new…

Polish Populist Party Takes Aim at the Judiciary

In the early afternoon of July 20th, the Law & Justice Party (PiS), Poland’s ruling majority political party, successfully passed a controversial bill aimed at reforming the nation’s Supreme Court.   The bill composed of three new statutes will effectively give PiS control of the national judiciary. One statute will…