A Creek Named Malaita

October 14, 2020

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October 14, 2020

With broad support, Malaita, the most populous province of the Solomon Islands, a Pacific nation northeast of Australia, has decided to launch an independence referendum. For any American, this story could not be further from interest. In a world of COVID, of mass prot...

August 26, 2020

In the National Museum of American History sits the Enthroned Washington. He is a mighty, imposing figure. Sculpted by Horace Greenborough, George Washington sits upon his throne as a god. His literally chiseled frame permeates the air with an undeniable machismo that...

June 19, 2020

The Rising Rooster

France is the depressive genius of the European countries. Charles de Gaulle best described the dilemma faced by French governments when dealing with their citizens' culture when he asked, “How can you govern a country with 246 varieties of cheeses?”...

April 23, 2020

Before you read my opinion, I’d like to have a quick aside. In this piece I talk a lot about the negative consequences of “heat.” I spend a lot of time in the article criticising the institutions of the US, and thus I worry about contributing to this heat. I have no in...

March 13, 2020

The 2020 State of the Union was full of political gamesmanship. President Donald Trump gave an intense, theatrical speech followed by uproarious republican applause. The Democrats responded likewise, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dramatically tearing up Trump’...

January 21, 2020

On January 2nd, a US drone strike killed ten individuals on the Baghdad Airport Road. Key among them was the deputy chief of the Iraqi pro-Iranian paramilitary group the Popular Mobilization Forces (P.M.F.) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and the leader of the Iranian Revolutio...

November 24, 2019

In the Pacific Ocean, the island of Bougainville, currently part of Papua New Guinea (PNG), is poised to become the newest nation in the international system since South Sudan in 2011. On November 23 of this year, citizens of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB)...

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