Category: Places

Realism and the US Hegemony

United States hegemony is unwavering. A Realist perspective about the current balance of power would tend to agree that the United States is the leading State actor in the anarchic system of International Politics.  For the United States to maintain…

Is the United States an Oligarchy?

The greatest characteristic of humanity rests in our ability to collectively evolve by understanding our shared history.  If a physicist did not have the knowledge of Gaillelo before them, then they would be equally perplexed with the questions he faced….

The Failure of Absolutism

“The Fascist State… is a force… which takes over all the forms of the moral and intellectual life of man” (Mussolini 1932, p.307). Fascism was an absolute form of government that arose in the 1920’s that placed heavy emphasis on…

Flames in the Tinderbox

Korea has been a troubled peninsula for the last century. The Japanese ruled Korea from 1910 until 1945, they implemented labor camps, stripped the land of its wealth and attempted to erase Korean language, culture, art and history. In 1945…

Remember When?

It is amazing how quickly (or so it seems) that things can change. One decade we have growth, jobs, relative peace and people seemed to get along. One decade later we have economic collapse of numerous corporations and countries, possible…

Death Penalty: The Fallible System.

“Our system of criminal justice, for all its protections, is sufficiently fallible that innocent people are convicted of capital crimes with some frequency (United States v. Quinones, p. 466).  The morality of the death penalty has been hotly debated for…

Safe to Assume Naval Power

The highly anticipated arrival of the new Chinese Anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) is finely upon us and (predictably) many in the US are unnecessarily fretting over this development.

USA Marijuana for Profit.

It is obvious to many people that our nation is undergoing a change and we are trying to do so at a time of unparalleled debt. This can be a tricky thing to do. How can one manage the budget,…

Target ♥ Emmer

I am not a law scholar. I do not pretend to be. I am just someone who tries to understand why the hell people do the stupid things that they do.

Raising Arizona

It has begun. The lawsuit we all have been waiting for, sort of. The Federal Government has officially sued Arizona over their Immigration law. This was to be expected.

Double Trouble

The rumblings of the double-dip have been growing recently, if you can’t tell already. Many “experts” are divided on this issue, but it is clear that we are not back up to par just yet.

Embattled Steele

Michael Steele has come under recent criticism from almost everyone for comments he made last week. He essentially said that the war in Afghanistan is now a “war of Obama’s choosing” and that the US troops will fail.