Category Archives: Crime

Jermaine Himmelstein and the 80-20 Rule

Everyone knows that New York City is a great place for people watching. Its buskers, immigrants, and various eccentric characters of local legend can enable tourists to have a truly exciting visit without requiring them to pay extra at the … Continue reading

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Why the Illiberal Left Lost the Culture War

Over the past few years, a new strain of left-wing politics has become increasingly influential in American society, particularly among younger millennials. Though clearly a product of the left, it can hardly be considered “liberal” in the traditional sense of … Continue reading

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“Arabian Nights” from Disney’s Aladdin: Copy or Coincidence?

Of the many American film companies, none have produced animated musicals that have achieved the acclaim, popularity, and influence of Disney’s. One of their most famous animated musicals, the 1992 blockbuster Aladdin, was praised not only for the late Robin Williams’ … Continue reading

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A Boost for Bernie from #BlackLivesMatter?

On Saturday afternoon, Vermont Senator and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was interrupted at a rally in Seattle by a group of black women. The women took the stage from Senator Sanders and proceeded to accuse him of not … Continue reading

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Sorry Folks, America Was Never a Democracy!

In recent years, many Americans have become increasingly concerned about the end of democracy in the United States.  A recent study conducted by political scientists Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page that has gone viral has generated mass attention by … Continue reading

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Jihad vs. McWorld in New York: A Reflection on the Bloomberg-de Blasio Disparity

In 1992, political scientist Benjamin Barber proposed a theory in the Atlantic Monthly.  According to this theory, the forces of globalization and corporate influence, that have become influential worldwide, created tensions with the traditional cultures and values in parts of … Continue reading

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Bo Xilai: Good PR, Bad Politics

Since his downfall as a major figure in the Communist Party of China and his subsequent trial on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption, democracy and reform activists, both Chinese and non-Chinese, have come to the defense of … Continue reading

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The United Nations Is a Big Fat Joke (And Why)!

Ah, world peace and universal rights for all the people of the world! A long, arduous goal that may be very difficult to achieve, but can be obtained in the long run, right? Since the Second World War ended, people … Continue reading

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Berating Big Brother: The Problem with US Surveillance and How to Fix It

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the American public at large has, for understandable reasons, become more willing to give up certain personal liberties for purposes of national security.  However, the attacks on this year’s bombings at the finish … Continue reading

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How the Democrats and Republicans Dupe Their Bases

For those of you who read my blog, you have probably figured out by now that I feel that the Democratic and Republican Parties are, to put it politely, pieces of garbage. Despite the different rhetoric that politicians and pundits … Continue reading

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