(Opinion) Rick Perry: A Reminder That Trump Never Drained The Swamp

November 9, 2017: On Thursday, November 2nd, Rick Perry — the Energy Secretary of the United States — controversially claimed that somehow, electricity created by fossil fuels is needed to prevent sexual assaults in Africa. The full quote, as published by the Hill, can be found below: “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are…

(Opinion) What School Closures Tell Us About Municipal Politics

Not going to lie, this topic hits me close to home. Despite the fact that I recently graduated from my high school this June, and now attend University, I still find myself bewildered at the fact that the place I called home for 4 years will be gone before I’m done my undergraduate degree. The…

Corporations Are Stripping Americans’ Legal Rights As Congress Deregulates

On October 27th, 2017, the Starbucks Corporation changed its Terms of Use policy for its customers in the United States. Under the new Terms of Use, by using any Starbucks services, you automatically forfeit your right to join class-action lawsuits and consolidated proceedings. By simply using any of their services, customers of the coffee chain instantly forfeit…

Censorship: A Brief Overview

Censorship, by definition, is the control of information in a society, achieved by officially examining, modifying, and limiting the publication of movies, books, news reports, blogs, social media and other mediums. It is most often used to suppress any idea or content found to be not suitable by the government. Each country has its own…

The Dangers of Overfishing: Environmental, Economic and Safety Impacts

According to the World Wildlife Fund, overfishing “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”.  And right now, it causes serious problems, not just to sea life, but also very real economic and social problems to coastal communities across the world. There are billions of people (an estimated 56.6…

Google Proposes a Plan to Make Toronto Smarter

Google intends to ‘fix’ Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. But, this is not the reason as to why Google picked Toronto as their first Smart Innovative City. The reason might not be something Toronto fans look forward to reading about. It is not unpleasant but it is a true focal point for…

Trump’s Strategy of Political Maneuvering While His Country is Distracted

Donald Trump is currently the most disliked president compared to any other in modern American history, currently sitting at an approval rating of 37% according to Gallup. According to the same polling data, 58% of Americans disapprove of the president today, and he hasn’t even completed his ninth month in office. Compared to every single…

Kenya Election Rerun: What Is Next?

On September 1st, the Supreme Court in Kenya annulled the August 8th presidential election, on grounds of substantial illegalities and irregularities. Court ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya’s elections body, to organize a fresh election within 60 days. On October 10th, opposition candidate Raila Odinga, backed by his fellow National Super Alliance…

Will the East African Community Achieve a Political Federation?

Articles 123-125 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC) provides for cooperation in political affairs as a pre-requisite to the formation of a political federation, which is the fourth and final step to achieving complete regional integration amongst the EAC member states– namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and…