Naveed Ahsan

Naveed Ahsan is the former North America editor of Fair Observer. He is a graduate student at St. John's College, Annapolis.

Can a Presidential Candidate Convince America on Universal Basic Income?

Oct 25, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andrew Yang, a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020. Andrew Yang is the founder of Venture for America. The nonprofit organization trains young, aspiring entrepreneurs to build businesses in emerging cities across the country such as Detroit, Cleveland and Baltimore. Now,...

Will Pompeo Help Push Trump's Mindless Agenda?

Mar 20, 2018

Tillerson may have been an ineffective secretary of state, but there’s little to celebrate in his departure.  Last week, it was reported that the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that President Donald Trump will take “imminent action” if he did not step...

Fire and Fury and the Loss of Truth

Jan 15, 2018

In the post-truth world, it is unlikely that the questions raised regarding Michael Wolff’s exposé of Donald Trump will ever be effectively answered. It can be said without any pretense that Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has conjured a reaction — one of both...

John Kelly's Failed Attempt at Damage Control

Oct 24, 2017

John Kelly’s defense of Donald Trump’s handling of a soldier’s death ends in fiasco. A brief sigh of relief was felt earlier this summer when it was announced that John Kelly would replace Reince Priebus as the White House chief of staff. It was expected that the retired Marine Corps...

The Tale of an Incompetent President and His Secretary

Oct 09, 2017

If the reports are true, Rex Tillerson was correct to call Donald Trump a moron. But that doesn’t get him off the hook. It is reassuring to hear that President Donald Trump’s obdurate behavior has stupefied his own cabinet members and not just the American people. On October 4, NBC...

Another One Bites the Dust in Washington

Oct 02, 2017

Scandals and unfilled positions continue to plague the Trump administration as another senior cabinet member resigns. On September 29, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was forced to resign after a series of stories by Politico revealed his extensive use of taxpayer money to fund his private...

Trump's Deal with the Democrats is Jeopardizing Paul Ryan's Job

Sep 11, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is inching closer toward the same fate as his predecessor for failing to preempt the president’s deal with the Democrats. On September 6, Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s proposal to provide more federal aid to Hurricane Harvey victims,...

The Silencing of Jordan Peterson

Aug 30, 2017

A critic of gender-neutral pronouns is coming under fire in Canada. Earlier this month, Google temporarily banned a clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor, Jordan Peterson, from accessing his YouTube channel. His channel hosts lengthy lectures on Jung, Nietzsche, the Bible and, most controversially, his opposition against Canada’s Bill...

Daring Saudi Women to Drive

Aug 09, 2017

While it is still illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, Manal al-Sharif’s bravery has not been in vain. Just two months after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia into the newly established Commission on Women’s Rights, the long awaited memoir, Daring to Drive, by Saudi-born Manal al-Sharif was...