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A Recap of the 2032 Republican National Convention, Day 3

A Recap of the 2032 Republican National Convention, Day 3

  I walked into the cavernous stadium and took my seat in the designated press section.  Delegates and spectators milled about on the floor below, brandishing weapons, cowboy hats, and dual-sided signs that read “Make America Great […]

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One study-abroad student’s attempt to explain Trump to Europeans…and to himself

One study-abroad student’s attempt to explain Trump to Europeans…and to himself

“He’s one of these crazy guys” my European Politics professor said, in his thick Danish accent.  “Like Donald Trump,” he finished, with a wave of the hand and the sly smirk of someone very pleased with himself.  […]

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The election may be heating up, but Winter is Coming.

The election may be heating up, but Winter is Coming.

[SPOILERS] Betting markets are in favor of the GOP having a brokered convention. People who are mad about college students whining over words are also whining… over words. Young people do not like Hillary. The Republican establishment […]

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The Problem with Polls

The Problem with Polls

In the wake of the 2015 election in the United Kingdom, statistician Nate Silver claimed, “the world may have a polling problem.” Polls leading up to the election incorrectly predicted a majority of the races, as well as […]

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Borderline Bad?

Borderline Bad?

It is undeniable that many have deemed Donald Trump a racist. From his failure to immediately disavow the Ku Klux Klan to his refusal to reject endorsements from white supremacists, the controversial presidential candidate has done little […]

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Widespread Corruption in the Modern International Sphere – The Panama Papers and Their Repercussions

Widespread Corruption in the Modern International Sphere – The Panama Papers and Their Repercussions

When was the last time you heard relevant news of a ghost corporation, an illegitimate offshore account, or an ominous cover organization as part of money laundering or tax evasion schemes? It has probably been a while. […]

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The Trump Presidency or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Trump Presidency or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The preposterous may actually happen. Donald J. Trump, the business magnate, reality star, and small-handed man, has the best shot at the Republican nomination for President. For months, I have been incredulous. Surely Trump would say something […]

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The Trump of the Netherlands

The Trump of the Netherlands

To many Americans, the rise of Donald J. Trump to the top of the Republican Party has been shocking. After all, his candidacy was largely seen as a joke when he announced it, and his insults to […]

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The Fallacies of Trump on Trade

The Fallacies of Trump on Trade

These days, it is truly difficult to write about anything other than Trump. Trust me, I really tried. While it would be easy to sit here and write about how the GOP frontrunner is a racist, misogynistic […]

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The State of the GOP, and Where It Goes From Here

The State of the GOP, and Where It Goes From Here

To the chagrin of many, what I am about to write about is not far from reality as of now, despite how early on in the campaign season we are. And it does not take a pundit […]

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