Category Politics

The Quiet Revolution 2.0

An oft-cited statistic by the Kauffman Foundation states that over five years, almost all job creation in the United States is the result of companies that are less than five years old. Startups, they contend, are the future to job growth. But breaking down the data, we begin to see a large disparity among a […]

Don’t Forget Young Americans in the Minimum Wage Debate

On Tuesday’s State of the Union, President Obama delivered a bold proposal: raise the federal minimum wage limit from $7.25 to $9. While both Republicans and Democrats seem to be lining up on their usual sides, there seems to be an untouched caveat to the entire debate: the impact on young Americans. Even the Obama […]

Chinese and Russian Ghosts in Syria

15 km from the border of Syria sits a spattering of squalid tents in the refugee camp of Zaatari, Jordan – home to almost 40,000 refugees displaced from their homes in Syria in the midst of the devastating Civil War between President Assad and rebel forces. Here you’ll find a large number of families, mostly […]

How PSY Aided Palestine

This past week a chubby, short Korean man by the name of PSY (pronounced “ssai”) managed to pull off one of the most incredible feats in Internet history: his video, “Gangnam Style” garnered over 855 million views in just four short months after taking the world by storm. An overnight pop sensation in itself, the […]

Romney Mouskewitz

I recently had the opportunity to watch a favorite childhood movie of mine: An American Tail. For anyone that hasn’t seen the movie, the story follows a young mouse from Russia, Fivel Mouskewitz, as he travels to the United States and undergoes all the tribulations that immigrants face upon arrival. Throughout his journey, he deals […]

Sandy for President

Today, millions of people on the East Coast begin the process of rebuilding their cities, roads, bridges, and subways while others learn to deal with the possibility of being without electricity for up to two weeks in the aftermath of Sandy’s devastation. Analysts are estimating that the economy will be hit with a bill between […]

Chinese Salami Slices

In 2008, a 22-year old recent college graduate, Michael Largent, was arrested for bank robbery to the tune of $50,000 in Plumas Lake, California. Yet instead of finding the prosaic weapon and ski mask typically associated with a run-of-the-mill bank theft, prosecutors raided his computer to find that Mr. Largent had funneled several cents from […]