Rick Galvez
Rick Galvez
July 1, 2013

Morsi Protests: Millions Demand Morsi's Resignation, But That's Not the Solution Egypt Needs

Although Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's actions are often undemocratic, authoritarian, and unjustified, his ouster is not the solution.

June 27, 2013

Obama Africa Trip: Bush Was Better For Africa Than the Guy Accused Of Being Born in Kenya

Despite Obama's Kenyan roots, the U.S. president has all but ignored sub-Saharan Africa. Will his current visit be too little, too late?
June 24, 2013

7 Most Outrageous Things Justice Scalia Has Said

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has made a reputation for himself as one of the most extreme conservatives the Court has ever seen. Is he a straight-talker or a bigot? You decide.
June 23, 2013

Taliban Peace Talks Will Not Lead to Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

The United States has opened up negotiations with the Taliban, but it is the Afghan system itself that needs to change, not the parties in it.
June 17, 2013

Britain 2009 Spying: Edward Snowden Says Brits Spied On Allies at G-20

Britain allegedly spied on foreign leaders during a 2009 G-20 economic summit. These allegation should make for some cold moments at this week's G8.
June 13, 2013

Pope Francis: The Vatican Has a "Gay Lobby"

Pope Francis was recently quoted referring to a Vatican "gay lobby," and though this information may come as a surprise to many, others have pointed out the existence of a gay clergy for years.

June 10, 2013

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden may now be the most famous man in America. What do we know about the man who leaked NSA secrets to The Guardian?
June 6, 2013

NSA Phone Records: Why Is the Government Able to Obtain Your Phone Records, Anyway?

Collecting phone records from a Verizon Wireless subsidiary is legal under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). What is FISA and what can it do?
June 3, 2013

Taksim Square Protests: 9 Things You Need to Know

The mayhem we've witnessed the past several days started with a sit-in of environmentalists protesting the construction of a shopping mall on a city park. But there's much more than that.
May 30, 2013

Obama Approval Rating: Could It Spell Disaster For Dems in 2014?

Watch out in 2014. Voters will not forget about the IRS.
May 23, 2013

Obama Drone Speech: Legal No-Man's Land On Drones Could Come Back to Haunt U.S.

The president has the chance to bring some much-needed coherence to his drone policy.

May 20, 2013

East Jerusalem Evictions: Palestinians Ordered to Pay Higher Rent Under Pressure From Right-Wingers

Israel's supreme court offered compromise to an East Jerusalem family appealing eviction. This is just the latest in a wave of evictions that are hurting Palestine and Israel alike.
May 16, 2013

Investors Are Flocking to Latin America For Sun, Sand, and An Economy That Isn't Terrible

Foreign investors are becoming more attracted to Latin America as the U.S. and European economies suffer. But will this turn into tangible benefits for everyday Latin Americans?