Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Dies

Vitaly I. Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, passed away just before his 65th birthday. He is renowned for representing his country amidst domestic tumult and escalating tensions with the West. He was born…

How the NSA Did It

Image Courtesy of: Google The more we learn about the NSA’s secret surveillance program, the wider and wider the scope becomes. Since Snowden leaked files containing data on the NSA’s surveillance program, we have learned…

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.…