North American Cold Wave

The image above from NASA shows the polar vortex from space. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="636"] Typical Polar Vortex, November 2013, Image from NOAA[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="636"] Current Polar Vortex, Early January 2013, Image from…

What’s going on with Syria?

As many of you might remember, I wrote a piece last semester explaining what was going on with the Egypt revolution: how it happened, who started it, and what resulted. I'm kicking off this semester…

The Plight of Children Around the World

Every day, tens of thousands of children lose their lives due to causes such as malnourishment, impoverishment, and disease. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), over two billion people do not have access…

Pakistan’s Energy Crisis

Although terrorism is a major threat in Pakistan that threatens the lives of thousands of people, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Pakistan’s Minister for Water and Power, calls Pakistan’s Energy Crisis “a bigger challenge than even terrorism.”…

National News: The Government Shutdown of 2013

Background The US Congress regulates government spending through appropriations legislation. When and if Congress fails to approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, a funding gap is created, resulting in a federal government shutdown.…

New Jersey State Elections

Gubernatorial Election [one_half] Chris Christie Republican [/one_half] [one_half_last] Barbara Buono Democrat [/one_half_last] Republican Candidate: Chris Christie As incumbent governor, Christie advertises his accomplishments during his first term. He worked on three balanced budgets without raising…

The Ongoing Conflict in Darfur

One of the topics that do not receive enough attention in the news is the armed conflict in Darfur, a region within the African country Sudan. Since 2003, there has been a war going on…