The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Harass” Trump Officials?

June 28, 2018

Donald Trump is not a friend of the media, yet even respectable news outlets are furthering his agenda. In the age of clickbait, even respectable newspapers possess various techniques for misleading their readers. Concerning the escalating battle between critics and loyalists of Donald Trump,...

Iraq: Instability to Persist After the Fall of Mosul

January 12, 2017

The eventual fall of Mosul will mark a significant victory for the Iraqi government and a major defeat for the Islamic State, though the group’s supporters will continue to launch terrorist attacks. On January 8, Iraq’s elite counterterrorism troops reached the eastern bank of the Tigris...

Why is Hillary Clinton So Unpopular?

November 07, 2016

The anti-Hillary sentiment is directed at the system she represents. Ryan Lochte is to Michael Phelps in swimming what Hillary Clinton is to Donald Trump in polarizing Americans. No major party nominee save for Trump has had such strong negative opinions since opinion polling began. While...

The Republican Party Beyond Trump

November 07, 2016

The Trump phenomenon is about much more than Donald Trump. The world’s eyes are on Donald Trump, but something much more profound is going on in America. The maverick Republican presidential nominee is but a symptom of a schism within the party sure to remain unresolved after the election....

How Big Data is Shaping the US Presidential Election

October 27, 2016

Big Brother is not only watching you. He now keeps in touch, too. There are over 200 million voters in America and now, with the help of new technology and lax privacy laws, both the Republicans and Democrats have a file on, well, every one of them. Cambridge Analytica, a British firm, was...

It’s Time to Eradicate Corruption in Kurdistan’s Schools

Kurdistan’s education system is riddled with corruption. "The 9th grade math's exam sheets have been leaked," a friend of one of these authors wrote over Facebook. "Have you got any information about the leak out of the 12th grade exam?" said another friend a couple of hours later. Later...

US Government Used 9/11 to Criminalize People of Color

September 17, 2016

In the 15 years since the 9/11 attacks, heightened surveillance and security have cracked down on Muslims and immigrants. “Do you have any prejudice against Muslims?” We heard the judge ask a set of questions to each potential juror. To this inquiry, one middle aged white woman said,...

The World This Week: Peace in Colombia After 52 Years of War

September 04, 2016

A ceasefire between Colombian forces and FARC brings 52 years of civil war to a close thanks to a reformist president and assistance from Cuba and the US. Every week throws a cornucopia of events. This writer struggles with the abundance of choice. After all, Donald Trump went to Mexico, Dilma...