Day: December 6, 2013

Qatar 2022: A World Cup Built on Slavery

For the first time in history, an Arab country, Qatar, has won the bid to host the World Cup in 2022. Yet, allegations of borderline slave labor used to build the stadium have caused many to wonder whether Qatar deserves to host the World Cup. These allegations are based on two prominent studies independently conducted by Amnesty International and the UK newspaper, The Guardian. This shocking revelation is particularly disappointing considering that Qatar won the bid by highlighting the World Cup’s potential to bridge gaps between the Arab and Western worlds and to create unity and understanding. Sheikh Mohammed bin...

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America Needs More Extremists: Confronting the Myth of Political Polarization

The argument that America is in the stranglehold of widening, bitter political battles has become so prevalent that it is widely accepted as true. The problem, however, is that it’s not. Senate Democrats complained that President Obama’s appointments were being blocked by an “obstructionist” Republican minority- even though only 4 out of 1,560 Obama appointees have actually been denied confirmation by the Senate since the President took office. Republicans in Congress decry the passage of the Affordable Care Act, claiming that Democrats seek to expand the government’s role in healthcare- when Republicans silently did the same thing with the...

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