Gallery: The Biden-Obama Meme Phenomenon

Nothing expressed the collective  feelings of the American Left like the stream of Biden-Obama memes that followed Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. While each meme is different, all express the same emotions: nostalgia for the past 8 years, appreciation of the uniqueness of the Obama presidency, and anxiety…

Why Politicians Cannot be Trusted About Media Bias

Politics is an occupation unique in modern-day society. It does not function like other market based occupations such as businessmen or tradesmen. In a democracy, a politician is only able to obtain employment by collecting votes, and in order to collect votes he must inspire support from the public. Popularity contests are the model on…

Key Points in Foreign Policy Analysis

The analysis of policy is a complicated matter, and foreign policy, which involves both the domestic and international arenas, presents a number of challenges when the aim is neutrality and accuracy. Below are a number of factors I take into consideration when I analyze a foreign policy on World Blank. Official sources of policy Analysis…

The Pros and Cons of the Trump Immigration Ban Policy

On January 27th, Trump signed an executive order (“PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES”), which bans the arrival of any people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia for the next 90 days. This includes Green Card holders who exit the US and excludes people with diplomatic visas.…

Change from within in North Korea and the Palestinian Territories

The winter issue of Foreign Affairs presents articles on two seemingly unsolvable problems, the Israel-Palestine conflict and North Korea. Both articles note the continuous failure of diplomatic efforts, and suggest that only internal grassroots change will bring positive change. I would like to take the bait provided by these articles and give my thoughts. The…