In an opinion piece in the Guardian, dated 24 August 2017, entitled: “No alternative to austerity? That lie has now been nailed”, the author Owen Jones praises the Portuguese Socialist government for having reversed the austerity politics of the previous right-wing coalition government, and that of the troika that directed the country’s finances during the…

Addiction has become one of America’s most costly, and most neglected diseases. In a recent Columbia University study, researchers found that over “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs.” Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 80 million people in the U.S. are what…

On the 24th January, Portuguese citizens will be going to the polls to elect the fifth democratically-elected president since the 1974 Carnation Revolution. These elections will mark not only the end of the second term of right-wing President Cavaco Silva, but also an important episode in the turbulent period Portugal is currently going through. This…