The Burkinabe Time Bomb Is About To Blow, and It Might Take Down West Africa
Opinion

The Burkinabe Time Bomb Is About To Blow, and It Might Take Down West Africa

The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso is a time bomb that’s about to explode as evidenced by the drastic increase in terrorist-related violence there over the past year and its attendant humanitarian consequences, yet both the region and the rest of the world as a whole seem powerless to prevent what the UN…

Impeachment Is a Distraction: Heavily Scripted Vote Demonstrates That Democracy Really Is Dead
Opinion

Impeachment Is a Distraction: Heavily Scripted Vote Demonstrates That Democracy Really Is Dead

Watching the impeachment “vote” was hard work. With only a few exceptions, each Congressman rose for roughly 90 seconds and provided a prearranged, almost completely scripted-along-party-lines explanation of how he or she was casting one’s ballot. After four grueling hours of hearing self-serving lies like “no one is above the law,” I was hoping that…