What is Wrong with this Picture?

“Gerrymander: to divide (a territorial unit) into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible (Merriam Webster Dictionary).” The 2011 Maryland Congressional districts take gerrymandering to a whole new level.   It is well … Continue reading

Foreign Policy / National Security / Uncategorized

Spy Game: The Case for Excommunicating Huawei and ZTE

The issue rapidly gaining momentum this election season is our future relation with China. It has been a growing issue for decades now, but somehow the American public is finally ready to confront our problematic ally about years of backhanded camaraderie. Outside of the vitriolic personal attacks on character and domestic policy, the presidential campaigns … Continue reading

Healthcare / Uncategorized

Electronic Medical Records: A Case for Innovation

This past Wednesday, October 3, The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) teamed with Doctors Helping Doctors to hold a conference discussing the current state of Health Information Technology (HIT) in America.  In conjunction with the meeting, BPC published results from their survey, which asked doctors about their preferences and needs of HIT.  The results suggest that … Continue reading


Debate Revamp

As you can tell from the title, I am no fan of the debate system. Seeing two candidates vaguely talk about policies they only half believe in for allegedly “two minutes” a question, does not inform voters on the stark differences between these politicians. Actually a debate does not really help the candidates that much. … Continue reading


Iran is ten months away

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his grave concern over Iran’s increasingly threatening nuclear ambitions during an address to the U.N. general assembly yesterday. “At this late hour there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting atomic bombs,” Netanyahu said while standing in front of a cartoonish graph shaped like a bomb … Continue reading

America / Constitution / Foreign Policy / Gov. Officials / National Security / Politics / Rule of Law / Uncategorized

Supreme-ly Ironic: How the Judicial Branch Affects Foreign Policy

In one short, succinct statement Justice George Sutherland altered the relationship between Congress and the executive branch. “The President [operates] as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations,” he wrote in the United States Supreme Court’s decision of U.S. v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation. Whereas the Constitution lays out distinct, … Continue reading