Stephen Okin
Stephen Okin
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5 Drastic Ways the Sequester is Crippling Our Military

Faced with $500 billion in cuts over the next decade, the military risks becoming a hollowed-out force.

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What the Shutdown Looks Like to the Rest Of the World

The shutdown of the federal government has provided new fodder for an old and profitable profession: criticizing the United States.
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Boycotting Olympics 2014 or World Cup 2022 Would Have Major Repercussions

The Olympics are more than just a sporting event; they're diplomacy on a large scale. Skipping them would do more harm than good.
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Mexico Can Teach the U.S. How to Govern

While Washington careens toward a government shutdown and the possibility of a devastating default, Mexico surges ahead with one of the most productive periods of reform in its history.
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The World is Investing in Syria — But For All The Wrong Reasons

There's an easy way to improve the situation in Syria: Donate more money and resources to its neighbors.
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Syria Chemical Weapons: What The UN Report Means For U.S. Air Strike

The recently released UN report greatly strengthens the hand of the United States while backing Putin and Assad into a corner.

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Chemical Weapons: Why Congress Should Still Authorize the Use of Force Against Syria

The Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons is a good start, but Congress must authorize the use of force to keep the pressure on Moscow and Damascus. Don't simply trust them: verify.
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10 9/11 Memorials You've Probably Never Heard Of

A quick look at some of the lesser known 9/11 memorials from the U.S. and around the world.
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Syria War Resolution: Congress Is a Pawn In Obama's Secret Plan

By going to Congress for approval, Obama has managed to extract a few upsides to what had previously been a lose-lose situation for the U.S.
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The U.S. Economy From the Eyes Of an Unemployed 20-Something

What is my generation supposed to do?
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Why It Is So Crucial That Obama Move Carefully On Syria

Faced with the pressure to punish Bashar Assad for his use of chemical weapons, President Obama is stuck with no good options.

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Why Obama vs. Putin Spells Doom For the Syrian Refugees

President Obama's decision to cancel his summit with President Putin has gained a lot of attention in the past weeks, but lost in the scrum has been the impact this will have on Syria's refugees