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The Farce of the Rio Olympics

The Farce of the Rio Olympics

by    João Carlos Magalhães

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are a representation of the many opportunities lost by Brazil. Brazil—that is, Rio—is about to host what is perhaps the most important event of the multi-billion-dollar global industry that we call sports. You know, the Olympic Games, that exciting TV show that is broadcast every four years, and that always Read More

Deconstructing Reporting of DNC Email Scandal

Deconstructing Reporting of DNC Email Scandal

by    Peter Isackson

The lack of facts to work with couldn’t be more obvious, but this doesn’t prevent the journalists from getting the job done. What we read in newspapers isn’t just a list of facts or an objective accounts of an actual event. It’s always an exercise in style, such as this creative piece in The New York Times. Read More

Life Inside a German Refugee Camp

Life Inside a German Refugee Camp

by    Miriam Dusterhoft

Germany took in over a million refugees just a year ago. Today, it has the capacity but lacks the refugees. In 2015, nearly 1.1 million refugees arrived in Germany. This immense wave of immigrants took German authorities by surprise. Since the capacities of the initial reception centers were not sufficient for this number of people, Read More

France-Germany Alliance Needed for Mediation

France-Germany Alliance Needed for Mediation

by    John Rugarber and Marko Grujicic

A third-party intervention by France and Germany would allow both the US and Russia to “save face.” The competition and tit-for-tat actions of both the United States and Russia threaten European stability. Increased NATO training exercises in the east, coupled with Russia’s desire to recover its great power status, undermine the values on which the Read More

The World This Week: The Age of Donald Trump

The World This Week: The Age of Donald Trump

by    Atul Singh

Trump and other far-right leaders are on rise because existing elites have broken their social contract by failing to address longstanding problems or resolve deep inequalities. This week, another “shot went astray” in the United States and hit an African American man with his hands up in the air. The police claim that they were Read More

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