Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Tragedy of Prisons

By Jacob Farkas, Franklin & Marshall College Smyrna, Delaware. What began as a routine morning quickly turned hectic when, at around 10:30am, an officer at the James T. Vaughn Correctional...
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Congress Must Increase Funding for Foreign Programs that Save Lives

By Giovanni Corrado - Founder & President of New Politics Now LLC. While western nations debate whether vaccines should be mandatory, one and a half million children die each year...

ISIS Committed Genocide Against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, U.N. Panel Says

By Nick Cumming-Bruce (New York Times) GENEVA — Islamic State forces have committed genocide and other war crimes in a continuing effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority in Syria and Iraq, United Nations investigators...

Silent but Deadly: American Involvement in Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis

Anna Rakich, Franklin and Marshall College Amongst the rubble of a crumbling Yemen lies the empty casings of American bullets. The country has suffered for years from a devastating humanitarian...

FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey as Irma looms

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the looming threat of dual disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barreled toward...

Should the US Leave the UN?

The UN is pathetic.  There is no denying that this organization is weak and powerless.  Their members do not even abide by the rules set in place, most importantly...

South Sudan’s Looming Genocide

By Will C, Franklin & Marshall College South Sudan fears for their own looming Genocide like their Rwandan neighbors, which resulted in 800,000 deaths in a mere 100 days of...

Bandung Zoo: Animal Hell

Giuseppe Inglima, Franklin & Marshall College BANDUNG, Indonesia. Imagine taking your children to the zoo on a beautiful day, and once you arrive, you encounter skeleton-like animals covered in mud,...

Slavery: A 21st Century Reality

By Alec W, Franklin and Marshall College Chains, shackles, and public beatings.  These are the things we think of when we hear the word slavery.  Although many people view slavery...

In Trump, local law enforcement sees a steadfast ally

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Attorney General Jeff Sessions told local police departments they could once again have access to free grenade launchers and large-caliber weapons cast off from...