A Creek Named Malaita

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April 8, 2017

The recent chemical weapons attacked launched by the Syrian government against its civilians seems to have had a real effect on President Trump. I would like to largely give the President credit for how he has reacted to the attack. Contrary to his normal “America Firs...

April 7, 2017

Editor's note: This article is part III of a series by Alex de Ramon looking at the current state of our government and suggesting needed structural reforms to solve the many issues plaguing our democracy. Read the part I here and part II here.

So far in this series, I...

April 6, 2017

The Syrian government has launched another horrible chemical weapons attack against its citizens, in violation of international laws and norms.  This attack underscores one point of agreement among all observers: that however complex and perhaps unwise any given course...

April 5, 2017

On April 2, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt went on Fox News Sunday for an interview about the Clean Power Plan, which the Trump administration would like to dismantle. Host Chris Wallace really took Pruitt to task on the Plan and a number of other issues, including EPA...

April 3, 2017

Donald Trump has decided that he wants to be a media personality rather than president, and at this point, his subordinates should just let him. The 70-year-old man is set in his old habits. He courts controversy on a regular basis as he tweets about the cable news he...

March 31, 2017

It has been a whole twenty weeks since the last presidential election, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for people to speculate who will run for president in 2020. Indeed, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza waited only 19 days before releasing his first li...

March 28, 2017

Editor's note: This article is Part II of a series by Alex de Ramon looking at the current state of our government and suggesting needed structural reforms to solve the many issues plaguing our democracy. Read the previous installment here and the next here.

In my last...

March 28, 2017

Shinzo Abe would see the anti-war section of the Japanese constitution weakened or rewritten, but this would end an interesting and important experiment in international relations.

Prime Minister Abe and President Obama at the Pearl Harbor Memorial  (Source: National Pa...

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