The Rise of the American “Alt-Right”

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In a recent speech Hillary Clinton condemned a subsection of Donald Trump supporters, the now infamous Alt-Right. It is only appropriate to describe the Alt-Right as infamous now because of the national attention the Clinton Campaign has given it. Google searches on the “Alt-Right” have spiked since Clinton first mentioned them, likely resulting in more … Read more…

Make Child Care Great Again!

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In unveiling his new child care plan, Donald Trump is moving onto Democrat turf… and they have every reason to be concerned. Generally, Republicans have failed to really acknowledge the plight of modern women and working mothers in their policies, conceding the debate to Democrats with their silence. But now, by introducing a fiscally conservative alternative to the … Read more…

Big Academia: The Monster to Big Government’s Frankenstein

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America is in desperate need of higher education reform. This truth is evident from the shocking $1.4 trillion outstanding student loan debt that is crippling America’s youngest generations. It’s no surprise that many college graduates question whether it was worth attending college. After all, many college graduates are not finding jobs within the field of their awarded … Read more…

Beyond Trump: A Rebirth of Republicanism In The Modern Era

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Republican presidential nominee and Billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump is coming breathtakingly close to becoming the 45th President of the United States of America. Throughout the primary season, he was heavily doubted, mercifully chastised, and thrown out as a substantial candidate due to his unprecedented character in the political limelight. Nevertheless, every tortuous undertaking that … Read more…

Kaepernick’s Right to Kneel

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Over the past few weeks, American athletes have made headlines around the world as they have exercised their 1st Amendment rights. Americans have responded to these actions to both extremes. In America, we have the freedom to be offensive and offended. Not that I advise being either… It all began when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained kneeling during the national … Read more…

A Conversation with AKIN Director Kani Xulam on the Kurdish State

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Kani Xulam, the Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, is no stranger to both “Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk”. While an undergrad at UC Santa Barbara he was sentenced to court ordered community service for protesting the 1991 Gulf War. In 1993 he left his successful business in California to start a … Read more…