Government Shutdown Looming

The current financial crisis in our government has many worried about a possible shutdown. Funding for many government agencies will officially run out on Sep 30th at midnight and without a new spending budget, they cannot function after that. If lawmakers are close to a budget, the president can order government agencies to stay open…

Resolution in the East?

After the last forty years it’s hard to believe but the world may be looking at a cooling of tensions in the Middle East.  The esteemed Big Five of the United Nations Security Council have come to an agreement on the actions to be taken against Syria.  As well as a possible end to the problems…

America: Land of the Free, Home of the Violent?

After the most recent mass shooting on Monday and the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Americans are left wondering why they are more likely than any other nation to die violent deaths. Despite the increase of mass shootings in the United States, statistics show that the U.S. is becoming less violent. The NY Daily…

Symbolism of a soccer game

Afghanistan wins a soccer game 2-0 against the reigning South-Asia champions India, in a stadium that was once used for execution by the Taliban. Roughly forty years ago Afghanistan sunk into a civil war, caught up in the middle of the cold war.  Since then the Soviet Union invaded, retreated,  and collapsed altogether; the infamous Taliban took…