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What’s Next For The United States & Russia?

It’s safe to say that diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia relationship reached a new low point during the month of October. It was a month that saw the breakdown of talks between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian conflict; the two countries also...

The Pre-White House Careers of Our Presidents

Many different paths can lead to public office. It’s always interesting to learn about the pre-political careers of U.S. presidents, the various jobs they had and the kind of work they did before entering the political arena. Among our past presidents, some say their...

What Non-Americans Think Of The 2016 Election

Although they can’t cast a vote and don’t call the United States home, many non-Americans feel personally invested in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Outside the U.S. and throughout the world, it seems as if everyone is following this election. The 2016...

Presidential Candidates, Tax Returns & Trump

Americans expect presidential candidates to be transparent when it comes to disclosing tax returns from years’ past. However, the expectation that candidates will be forthcoming with their personal financial information is a fairly recent phenomenon. Individual income...

Bianna Golodryga: Top 7 Political Power Couples

As the saying goes, love conquers all–including politics. Seeking re-election for a third term, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega recently announced his vice-presidential running mate. His VP pick? It’s Rosario Murillo, his actual mate. Ortega’s wife already...

Bianna Golodryga: How American Hostages Are Quietly Rescued

Many Americans and critics of President Obama are suspicious of the United States’ recent $400 million cash payment to Iran. The cash transaction between the U.S. State Department and the Iranian government coincided with the release of five American hostages who had...

Bianna Golodryga: 3 Major Implications of the Panama Papers Leak

In early April, 2016, the International Consortium of Journalists leaked a wealth of sensitive documents known as the Panama Papers. The leak consisted of 2.6 terabytes of data from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, and linked 140 world leaders from more than 50 companies to secret offshore accounts in 21 different tax havens.

Bianna Golodryga: Who Created Donald Trump: An Enigma of the Ages

Though Donald Trump has had enough charm to woo American voters — all the way to frontrunner status, no less — the spell of his bombast only extends so far. Politicians, pundits, and everyday joes and janes on both sides of the aisle have expressed shock at the power of Trump’s supporting mass. If the present political climate is indicative of issues we knew existed, no one predicted they would manifest quite in this way.

Bianna Golodryga: FBI vs Apple: When Security and Privacy Collide

Since far before the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror attacks that precluded it, there have been questions and concerns over what ends justify the means of national security and legal investigations. What are we, as a people, willing to sacrifice for safety? What are we willing to forgive for it? Do corporations owe their allegiance to the government, over the people they serve?

Bianna Golodryga: Scalia’s Death Spurs Ideological Battle Over New Justice Appointment

On February 13, the Supreme Court lost its most animated dissenter, Justice Antonin Scalia. His family mourns the loss of a husband and father; the country, one of the most influential judges in history and an intellectual anchor of conservatism. Were the American constitution not “dead, dead, dead” by Scalia’s own interpretation, it too would likely mourn one of its greatest defenders.