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The Fall of Venezuela

When Hugo Chavez became President of Venezuela in 1999, the idea of Latin-American socialism excited a population looking for government relief. However, 18-years later, the country has plunged into an economic and social crisis that has garnered worldwide attention and alarm. Following Chavez’s death in 2013, Nicolas...

We Need To Get Over Ourselves

Recently, while at lunch, my coworkers engaged in a discussion about the political news of the day. That day’s topic happened to be Scaramucci’s appointment as White House Communications Director, which, as of writing, only lasted ten days. This being Los Angeles, the conversation veered into an...

Reclaiming Federalism for Human Rights

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof infiltrated a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. and murdered nine people. His stated intention was to start a race war. Dylan did not succeed, but he did re-ignite controversy over a divisive historical symbol in both South Carolina’s and the...