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An Immigrant Education

“Minorities aren’t supposed to get an education…They’re supposed to be working for free or for very little pay.” This is what Dr. Emiko Soltis told her class of 15 stony-faced students on a recent Sunday afternoon. Soltis is the Executive Director of Freedom University (Freedom U), a nonprofit educational organization based in Atlanta. All of the…

Senator John "Johnny" Isakson, a Republican from Georgia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Isakson said the nomination of Representative Mel Watt, Democrat from North Carolina, to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator for the U.S.-owned mortgage financiers, was "in trouble". Photographer: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Here’s Johnny: The Last Of Georgia’s Old Guard

For all the popular banter about “career politicians” serving as barriers to American progress, very few men and women are able to establish themselves as permanent fixtures in Washington. The average tenure for members of the U.S. House of Representative is 9.1 years, with Senators serving a slightly more lengthy 10.2 years before they succumb…

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Artificial Intelligence: A Double-Edged Sword

On January 28, 2015, Bill Gates held an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, where he expressed concerns over artificial intelligence (AI). This event heralded Gates’s admittance to the club of brilliant minds who have drawn attention to the potential dangers of AI. Stephen Hawking has theorized how highly advanced AI could “spell the end of…

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran talking with Secretary of State John Kerry in Switzerland in March 2015,
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A Bad Deal

By William Robinson “No deal is better than a bad deal.” This statement was made again and again by Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and President Barrack Obama before the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was signed on July 14, 2015. Prior to the JCPOA,…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Devil’s in the Details

It is sometimes half-jokingly suggested that the Republican Party will, on principle, oppose literally anything proposed by President Obama. In a strange turn of events, the Republicans have become the President’s strongest ally on an issue that stands among the most important of his second term: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a proposed trade…

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