Thousands of Years Later, We Still Struggle to Abhor Violence

There has been much written and spoken about domestic violence and child abuse recently due to incidents involving NFL players. It’s unfortunate that it takes a sensationalized incident to bring into view a chronic societal problem; but, that’s not surprising being that it hits very close to home for a lot of people. …

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Stephen Hawking Speaks Up About Israel

Stephen Hawking has decided to pull out of an invitation to a conference hosted by Israel’s Shimon Peres for the Israeli President’s 90th birthday. Mr. Hawking has made it clear over the past number of years that he will not condone the way Israel treats Palestine, and has advocated for real…

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Sequestration Cuts Even Deeper

Military tuition isn’t the only thing on the line as sequestration cuts hits our defense budget. Although some aspects have been exempt, such as pay and health, many are finding that the budget is going to target their everyday lives, making things almost impossible to manage while balancing a…

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Drones In America: Who’s The Target

Drones have become a household name in the past few years. Drone strikes seem to be the new face of modern warfare, allowing unmanned aircraft to eliminate determined threats without risk to military personnel. The Obama administration has become synonymous with the use of drones, although they…

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Complete U.S. Troop Withdrawal In Afghanistan Could Be In The Cards For 2014

President Obama is weighing the options for the Afghanistan U.S. Troop removal strategy. There are currently 102,000 NATO troops based in Afghanistan, a contract that is due to end in 2014. 68,000 troops from the United States have been awaiting word of the plan behind the final withdrawal. Now,…

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Confirmed: 60,000 Deaths In Syrian Civil War

Its easy to lose sight of the rest of the world when your native country is dysfunctional, but  it continues to turn, and tragedy continues to happen. The latest is the confirmed death of 60,000 people in the Syrian Civil War. It’s a hard number to imagine when war does…

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