Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 2:59pm
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Authoritarianism is a term that, historically, has evoked images of violent oppression and chaotic military coups, and with good reason. From Stalin’s Soviet gulags to Augusto Pinochets militaristic takeover of the Chilean government, authoritarians have traditionally used violence, power and strength to forcefully secure power and, subsequently, to silence dissenters and maintain a firm grip on this power. While these types of brutal regimes still exist today in places such as North Korea, they are less common than they once were.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:55pm
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2018 was, globally, the fourth hottest year on record, surpassed only by 2016, 2015 and 2017 in that order.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:34pm
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In the 2015 Polish parliamentary election, the far-right Law and Justice Party, or PiS, won with an outright majority (meaning they did not need to form a coalition to govern), something that had not been done in Poland since the fall of communism in 1989.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:48pm
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The United States has a lot of strengths as a nation. It’s in a large, resource-rich and geographically advantageous location — isolated from potential threats by great oceans. Despite exorbitant education costs, it is still home to the vast majority of the world’s best higher-learning institutions. It has the oldest, and one of the most impressive, constitutions in the world. Thanks to these factors, and a host of others, the United States is a global superpower.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:19pm
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In 1982, Chinese citizens who had been forced to move to the countryside under Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution fled back to China’s urban centers. However, as this mass exodus occurred, one young Chinese official requested a position in Zhengding, Hebei Province, far away from the rapidly growing urban power centers: Xi Jinping.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:32pm
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On May 13, 2012, Manchester City Football Club won the English Premier League title in one of the most dramatic finishes in sports history. Down 2-1 to Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season, Manchester City needed a win to overtake crosstown rivals Manchester United, something that they accomplished through goals in the 92nd and 94th minutes.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
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After several years of growing unrest and widespread protests, tensions in Venezuela finally boiled over at the start of this year.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:14pm
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In January of this year, Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times published an interesting article detailing what he described as the “Great Schism” — a sharp ideological divide rapidly forming between American and Israeli Jews over Israel’s ideology. Now, schisms don’t just magically appear — they stem from intense polarization regarding an issue.