June 21, 2012
"Photo Credit: develophaiti.wordpress.com"Talking about the structural ineffectiveness of charities and NGO’s is difficult because criticism of charity creates the problematic misconception that an individual is against easing the suffering of others, or the good intention to make the world a...
June 19, 2012
There are many problems with public-opinion polls—like their failure to illuminate the real forces and phenomena behind popular beliefs. They have generally been pretty good, however, at predicting how (as opposed to why) citizens are going to vote in an election a few days away. With Mexico’s...
June 18, 2012
The presidential candidate of Venezuela’s coalition of opposition parties, Henrique Capriles, hosted a rally on June 10 to formally initiate his campaign against President Hugo Chávez. “Hundreds of thousands” of Venezuelans—according to Reuters, the Associated Press, and The Miami...
June 18, 2012
"Photo Credit: Foodfuel.blogspot.com"It has been two and a half years since a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, and the failed reconstruction of the country has led many good-intentioned observers to ask how this could occur. With billions of dollars promised to “build Haiti...
June 16, 2012
After years of inaction and mounting pressure, President Barack Obama has finally issued an order to end deportation proceedings against undocumented youth who might have qualified for relief under the presently-defunct DREAM Act.
Yet while many are celebrating this move, there is reason to...
June 13, 2012
“Deportations Continue Despite U.S. Review of Backlog,” reads a headline from last week’s New York Times.
It was one year ago this month that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) head John Morton proclaimed a supposed shift in his agency’s deportation efforts, one that would result in a focus...