The West’s Best Interest: Accepting Migrants During Crisis

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Since the start of civil war in Syria, more than 200,000 civilians have been killed in shootings, artillery strikes, and chemical weapon attacks. Hundreds more have faced torture and starvation. Millions have been forced to abandon their homes, seeking asylum in neighboring countries and increasingly within the European Union. In the midst of this humanitarian Read More

Politics and Aesthetics

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
I can clearly recall an early morning lecture, political in content, my eyes drooping lazily and my mind wondering which coffee roast would suit my needs best. The stasis that had laved around me broke suddenly when the instructor called our attention to a participation question – “Get it together!” said my brain. The nature Read More

A New Start in U.S. – Iran Relations?

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The following article was written after Dr. Mathews and Mr. Nephew visited Columbus, Ohio to speak at the Columbus Council on World Affairs and The Ohio State University.  Columbus, Ohio – In 2009, former U.S. diplomat Lloyd Rollins from Columbus expressed concern to the The Columbus Dispatch that “the U.S. and Iran are still without diplomatic Read More

Leaving So Soon?: The Short Timeline of Russian Intervention in Syria

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
On September 30, 2015 Russian airstrikes began in Syria. According to the head of the Russian presidential administration, the sole purpose of the intervention was to protect the “national interests” of the Russian Federation, which includes concern for the eventual return of several thousand Russian citizens that have flocked to Syria to join the terrorist 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

Mistreatment of Sikhs Continues in India

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
Harmandir Sahib, also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the “Golden Temple”, is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. On October 12th, 2015, in Bargadi Village of Faridkot district, the Sikh temple Gurdwara Burj Jawahar Singh Wala was broken into. Suspects stole the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Read More

Divide and be Conquered

2 years ago ccwa 0
When he was president, Ronald Reagan was fond of quoting what he called his Eleventh Commandment – “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” Reagan understood that intra-party disputes are damaging in the face of Democratic opposition as attacking other Republicans only helps the opposing party. What good are primary attack ads if Read More

Consequences of Rand Paul’s Anti-Vaxxer Leanings

2 years ago ccwa 0
This isn’t the first time a politician has revealed his opinion on a topic wildly outside of his specialty. You wouldn’t go to your doctor seeking information on your taxes, so why would you trust a senator on whether or not to vaccinate your child? Rand Paul’s claim that vaccines lead to profound mental illness Read More

How Political Canvassing Changes Public Opinion

2 years ago ccwa 0
Gay marriage and abortion have been among America’s most politically decisive social issues for years. As the 2016 election season approaches, politicians and interest groups seek to influence public opinion over these topics. However, their tactics appear to be changing: the usual campaigning strategies of events, TV advertisements, and social media may be taking the Read More

Reassessing Valerie Jarrett

2 years ago ccwa 0
The New Republic’s recent 5000-word profile of Valerie Jarrett, “The Obama Whisperer,” could well be boiled down to this: Jarrett has outlasted her usefulness.  She is, allegedly, a duplicate of the same Rahm Emmanuel she helped overthrow earlier in her stint as high-level advisor to the president.  While she was once the dissenting voice cutting Read More