By: Amelia Shindelar
Voting is the cornerstone of any democracy, and a fundamental right recognized under international human rights law. In a U.S. political environment stoked with fear and disregard for civic decency and engagement, we are facing an ongoing attack against this right. This right is currently being suppressed through; strict voter identification laws, voter intimidation, purging of voter rolls and felony disenfranchisement.
By: Lauren Walker Bloem
By: Taylor Edward Crouch
By: Jen Strait
The United States is a great country, arguably the best in the world. This country is filled with wonderful people from all walks of life, who have different backgrounds, and who have different beliefs and values. It is well known that roughly half of actual voters vote Democrat, and the other half of the voters vote Republican. It is also not a secret that often the newly elected president represents the opposite party of the incumbent party. President George W. Bush replaced President Bill Clinton, who replaced President George H.W. Bush; all representing a switch in political parties. Recall President Obama replacing President George W. Bush, he campaigned under the mantra of “Hope and Change”.
By: Chris Kruckenberg
Despite the cessation of active hostilities on the Korean Peninsula over 60 years ago, there has never been a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War. The Korean Armistice was meant to be temporary, but has become semi-permanent in the decades since. Critics claim the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, also known as North Korea) has held up the peace process over this time, but no party is innocent regarding the lack of success transitioning to a peace regime. To fully understand the unsuccessful attempts to move forward, and how this paralysis might be addressed, it is important to recognize how the historical context has shaped the current situation and thwarted all serious efforts at peace on the Peninsula.
By Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde