The Watt’s Riots: A Tale of Racial Injustice

On August 11, 1965, in the midst of the Civil Rights movement, the United States reaffirmed that racial tensions were high and that the storm was far from being over and gone. In the predominately black 'Watts' neighborhood of Los Angeles, these tensions reached a breaking point. A white California Highway Patrolman arrested Marquette Frye, … Continue reading The Watt’s Riots: A Tale of Racial Injustice

Guam: A Tiny Island In The Middle of a Global War of Words.

Over the past few days, North Korea and the United States have once again exchanged threats. The President has promised 'fire and fury' and Kim Jong has promised missile attacks. This time, like every time, it seems like this trading of words might lead to something more. I'll leave that analysis up to the foreign … Continue reading Guam: A Tiny Island In The Middle of a Global War of Words.

The Federalist Papers: An Argument for Democracy

I would feel safe in assuming that we are all aware that the United States is governed by the United States Constitution. But, do you know the process in how we acquired this document? Or when? It wasn't immediately following the Revolution...and it wasn't our first choice. On November 15, 1777, The Continental Congress adopted … Continue reading The Federalist Papers: An Argument for Democracy

The National Security Act and the Military-Industrial Complex.

July 26, 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act. Not only would it stand as one of the most important pieces of Cold War policy, but it exists today as one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history. What did the National Security Act do? In essence, it entirely re-structed … Continue reading The National Security Act and the Military-Industrial Complex.