Americas

The Silent Crisis: What’s Driving Central American Migration?

5 months ago Alger Mag Editor 0
During the election and now in the first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency,  the political rhetoric in the United States has manifested into an outright hateful and angry tone toward people of color, especially undocumented immigrants. The Republican Party’s platform historically has been unfriendly toward foreigners and outsiders seeking refuge in the United States, Read More

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks can save residents several thousand dollars Read More

Attorneys and a Remedy for a Deteriorating Immigration System

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
While media headlines have been dominated by questions as to the appropriate response to ISIL abroad, and the appropriate response to racial inequalities at home, there remains an overlooked immigration crisis that grows more desperate with the passing of each fiscal year. The method the United States uses to handle unaccompanied children (UACs) continues to Read More

Inclusive Housing: Aligning Policy With Practice

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  In the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court’s remarkable recognition of marriage equality earlier this year, another critical civil rights ruling passed largely unnoticed by the general public: that of Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities, a landmark case on racial housing discrimination. In contrast to Hodges, this case was Read More

Normalizing Relations with Cuba Is a Terrible Idea

2 years ago ccwa 3
In January of 1961, mere days before he would turn over the presidency to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President Eisenhower severed all diplomatic ties between America and Cuba. His successor would soon stretch this policy into a general embargo against the small island nation just off the coast of Florida. The Castro regime’s Communism and countless Read More

The Vultures’ Circle

3 years ago ccwa 1
The nation of Argentina is broke, and nobody can agree on who to blame. In late September, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution condemning the American hedge funds that precipitated Argentina’s sovereign debt default, which is now well into its fourth month of legal proceedings in New York courts and shows little Read More

How Canada Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alberta Tar Sands

3 years ago ccwa 0
The Alberta oil sands have been the focus of much debate lately throughout Canada, the United States, and the world. Though most of the coverage in the US has focused solely on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Keystone is just a small cog in the oil sands machine that is being developed at an extraordinary Read More

Brazil: All Talk and No Game?

3 years ago ccwa 0
An unprecedented amount of international attention is on Brazil, marking the country as a rising regional and global hegemon. Brazil is a “country to watch,” – its speculative rise on the international stage has developed a following like that of a young, up-and-coming athlete. The prospect of an emerging power in Latin America is an Read More

Progress and Pitfalls in Emerging Mexico

3 years ago ccwa 0
If you search “Mexico” on the Internet, you are likely to find a list of stories on cartel violence, immigration, or border control under the news section. Unfortunately for America’s neighbor to the south, images of brutal murders, kidnappings, and narcotic trafficking tend to grab attention and make for captivating headlines. Consequently, the enduring image Read More

Canada: What the Leaving Left Behind

3 years ago ccwa 0
This past week has seen resignations from two of Canada’s most prominent Conservative leaders. The Honorable Jim Flaherty unexpectedly resigned on March 18th, citing health concerns and a desire to return to the private sector. His resignation came after serving as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Minister of Finance since 2006. The very next day, Alberta Read More