The Economics of Mass Shootings

By Kyra Ward Editor, Economics & International Relations Student  Valentine’s Day 2018 has been marked in the United States as one of the many days that has ended in a school shooting. Like previous shootings, this one has brought back the arguments about gun control and regulation, and the extreme backlash causing mass hysteria over…

We Lost, Alright?: Reflections of a Post-Primary Bern

By Jono Davis  Undergraduate International Relations Student A few months ago, I wrote an article for this very website, in which positivity radiated from the page, describing the incredible experience of contributing to the Bernie Sanders campaign in the largest way I possibly could being a UK citizen. Now, as I sit down to begin…

Pulling Strings: Making the Toupee Say What You Want it to Say

By: Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, Economics and International Relations Undergraduate Student  Immediately after passing the threshold of 1,237 delegates in order to clinch the Republican nomination on Thursday, Donald Trump gave a speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota; a state at the very epicenter of the shale natural gas boom. Without…

Risky Investments: The Politics of 2016

By Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, International Relations & Economics Undergraduate Student Mark Hanna, the legendary Gilded Age political manager was fond of saying: “It takes three things to run a political campaign in America: Money, money, and I forgot the third thing…” Following the money, and the dash of cynicism which is always a safe bet…

The Elephant and the Circus: The Rise of the Radical Right

By Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, International Relations & Economics Undergraduate Student The politics of every country is capable of generating its own special, unique form of insanity when put under pressure. But today it seems only the nightmarish, never-ending spectacle of American politics is so absurd and offensive as to almost become a parody of itself….