Australians to Vote on Same Sex Marriage

Two Australian women, Kerryn Phelps and Jackie Stricker- Phelps, were married in New York in 1998. They once joked that they would be grandparents before same sex marriage was legal in Australia. Now, they have two children and one grandson and still- same sex marriage is not legal in Australia. That could possibly change quickly, Australians are set to vote in a postal plebiscite this … Continue reading Australians to Vote on Same Sex Marriage

John Kelly and Donald Trump: Charlottesville Showdown

One month ago, I wrote an article called  “Why don’t we hear more about Reince Priebus?”, where I speculated that the unremarkable White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, a man apparently lacking any of the characteristics that have made previous Chiefs of Staff successful, would be relevant again on the national stage within a year– implying that he’d be leaving the administration. Two weeks … Continue reading John Kelly and Donald Trump: Charlottesville Showdown

Is The ICC Selectively Targeting African Leaders?

Presently, a total of 124 countries are State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) comprising 34 African states, 28 Latin American and Caribbean States 25 Western European and other states, 19 Asia-Pacific States and 18 Eastern Europe countries. Accordingly, the African continent has the highest number of state parties to the Rome Statute and has played a fundamental role in … Continue reading Is The ICC Selectively Targeting African Leaders?

Trump’s Blocked Twitter Users Respond with a Surprisingly Well-Founded Lawsuit

Word got out a few weeks ago that several of Donald Trump’s blocked Twitter users were taking him to court. While this seems crazy at first, it might actually hold water, thanks to the provisions of the First Amendment to the Constitution.  Continue reading “Trump’s Blocked Twitter Users Respond with a Surprisingly Well-Founded Lawsuit”

South Sudan: A Dilapidated Nation

South Sudan became a free nation on July 9, 2011. This independence was a result of the 2005 civil war. The hideous statistical outcomes of the country shocked the world across. The Sudanese population lives under helpless circumstances with no proper governance. Civilians die in misery and despair. Certainly, it is the current situation in some parts in Africa where the innocent are the ones … Continue reading South Sudan: A Dilapidated Nation