Radical Education in Sweden

Sweden had long been known as a remarkably egalitarian country. In addition to its socialized economic and medical policies, Sweden has also pushed for progressive educational reform. Hence in 1998, the Swedish legislature passed legislation requiring schools and day care centers to provide “equal opportunities” for boys and girls.[1] Yet one preschool in Stockholm, Nicolaigarden, is pushing even Swedish egalitarianism […]

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Morsi's New Powers

Almost two years ago, Egyptians fought against Hosni Mubarak in an effort to bring democracy to the nation. In just eighteen days, Mubarak was out of power, and the revolution was deemed a success. It was a picture perfect transition. However, if this was the height of the revolution, then everything has gone downhill since. The same population that was […]

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The Sad Relationship Between American Evangelicals and Ugandan Homosexuals

In recent years, sub-Saharan Africa has not been a region known for a progressive outlook on human rights. And after what is termed the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” passes in Uganda later this year, that general impression certainly will not change. The bill would effectively make homosexuality a capital offense, with the crime of “aggravated homosexuality” (defined somewhat loosely as any homosexual […]

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A Solution to the Drug War?

The 2012 US election proved to be an election about social issues. From legalizing gay marriage to rejecting pro-life candidates, America is going through a large social transition. One of the largest social changes, and the change that has the biggest effect on foreign policy, is the legalization of marijuana in two states, Washington and Colorado, for this will significantly […]

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Opinions On Xi Jinping

In light of the power transition that will take place later this year, Xi Jinping, the new leader of China, has garnered much media and public attention these past few months. However, it is the common consensus that Xi is a man of mystery. He has not expressed any distinct ideas on policy and has refrained from comment on any […]

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The Chinese Plan to End the Crisis in Syria

For months, the United States, Great Britain, and France have all warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that further escalation of violence against rebels could lead to a potential Western military intervention. That said, the momentum that the Syrian rebels once held has come to a standstill. Just last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called upon the rebels to produce […]

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The BBC is Falling Down

Though those involved in the recent Sandusky sex scandal were limited to a specific sports team within Penn State, the reputation of the entire school was tarnished by the tragedy. After events like these, the negative repercussions radiate outward from the epicenter until the entire system is affected. This becomes a large problem when the system involved in such a […]

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Burma's Opium Dilemma

This week, the UN released a report highlighting that illegal opium production in Burma is on the rise for the sixth straight year, despite recent government efforts to limit production.[1] Burma is the second largest opium producer in the world, producing approximately 25% of the world’s supply.[2] Beyond its numbers, the report provides the world with a deeper insight into opium […]

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