Michael Gentile, JHU: American overvaluations have opened the door for European markets, whose political risks have shrouded earnings growth and prolonged monetary easing. As Le Pen’s polls falter and the Euro area exercises its Brexit leverage, the value of the Euro will improve and enhance the credit of debt-ridden lenders, who may receive bailouts regardless. […]Read more "A Look at European Markets"
Taxation Without Representation. In Eighteenth Century America, this notion was deemed so intolerable that it eventually sparked a revolution. However, there are still Americans who are taxed without representation in the Twenty-First Century: the citizens of Washington, DC. Nearly seven hundred thousand people live in the District but have no representation in Congress except for […]Read more "Justice for DC"
by Kathryne Cui, Johns Hopkins University: Critics of the current state of the American Left have attributed the decay of its political discourse to ‘identity politics’ with heightened ferocity since the 2016 Presidential election. The Democratic Party, critics argue, has lost its working class base by appealing to too many niche groups, including women, black […]Read more "The Power and Perils of Identity Politics"
by Arcuda: In the weeks following Trump’s election, bullishness and investor optimism soared, pulling the market to unprecedented levels, breaking one record after the other in the process. Fast forward three months and you’ll find a completely different outlook brewing on Wall Street; and I’m not just relying on recent headlines to push me to […]Read more "From Bulls to Bears"
Julia Byrne, University of Maryland Baltimore County: In Montgomery County, Maryland, a fourteen-year-old Rockville High School student was violently assaulted in the school bathroom by two older male students on March 16. The two boys, who raped the freshman, happened to be undocumented immigrants. Both local and national news outlets have covered the story extensively […]Read more "Re-framing the Rockville Rape Case"
Tullius: It is time for the United States government to take a stronger stance on China. The Republican Party is back in control of the federal government. It traditionally supports American business and confident, assertive foreign policy. Republicans maligned the Obama administration for years for orchestrating a retreat of U.S. influence globally while apologizing profusely […]Read more "Time to Get Tough on China"
Matthew Petti, Columbia: A seemingly minor conflict in a remote area on the Iraq-Syria border is threatening the stability of the entire Middle East. Although the threat of ISIS has passed, the scars of genocide continue to haunt Mount Sinjar, and pre-existing grudges have come back with a vengeance. A dispute between the Sinjar Resistance […]Read more "Trouble on Mount Sinjar"
Michael Gentile, Johns Hopkins University A gambler that owes two years’ salary, Chinese corporate debt has doubled its GDP. Since the Great Recession, the Chinese government has forgiven and assumed stakes in its largest and most indebted, today known as State Owned Enterprises. As such, these SOE’s have survived to play again and, in the […]Read more "China: An Ugly Ending, or Scene"
Tullius: Last year the term “fake news” was elevated from jargon used to describe entertainment like the Onion and the Daily Show; it perhaps deserves political term of the year for 2016. “Fake news” became at first the slur hurled at Breitbart News and the like by the media elite. New York Times editorialists and […]Read more "The Left Keeps Destroying Itself"
Richard Elliott, UMBC: Until recently, it was thought that the Republicans had most of the rising stars in our political landscape. The Young Guns: current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Even Ted Cruz. But […]Read more "Democratic Rising Stars"