Understanding the ‘BRICS Bank’

Understanding the ‘BRICS Bank’

November 12, 2014

If you blinked, you may have missed one of the most consequential events of the summer. In fact, with planes falling out the sky at an alarming rate, intense fighting in both Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and a virulent epidemic ravaging East Africa, it was quite easy toRead More

The Comeback Kid: Explaining Governor Kasich’s Victory

The Comeback Kid: Explaining Governor Kasich’s Victory

December 1, 2014

It’s late 2011. Newly-minted Ohio Governor John Kasich has just suffered perhaps the worst defeat of his political career. Senate Bill Five, an attempt to limit collective bargaining for public employee unions, had just been overwhelmingly rejected by the voters in a referendum. Not even a year into the office,Read More

Breaking the Language Barrier

Breaking the Language Barrier

October 20, 2014

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “We have room for but one language in this country and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house.” Though PresidentRead More

Terror: Politicizing a Word

Terror: Politicizing a Word

December 1, 2014

To be sure, this is not an article on the act of terrorism itself, or at least not directly so. This is a piece on the word terrorism; the phrase itself garners debate and contention over both its definition and designation. So few words have been able to pave theirRead More