How Sponsoring Could Help to Bridge the Gender Gap in the U.S. STEM Sector – Danika Kimball

Women comprise roughly half of the U.S. workforce, but a mere 25 percent of women pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is troubling, especially when you consider that job positions in STEM fields…

Climate Change: How Anj’s life changed due to Typhoon Haiyan – Andrew Johnson

The Liberal Government in Canada has been praised for its policy on Syrian Refugees this past year. Canada is known as a country that is accepting of new migrants; a policy of acceptance that is woven into the fabric of the…

U.S. Politicians and the Value of the Liberal Arts – Danika Kimball

Liberal Arts education has come under fire in recent years, as America’s higher education crisis and the ever increasing cost of education has led students, parents, and policy creators to more critically analyze a students’ ROI when earning a degree.…

Yes, Venezuela is dying… – Pedro Urruchurtu

— Véase más abajo para la versión española de este artículo. — The title of this article refers to the cover of the August-22nd edition of Time magazine entitled “Venezuela is dying”. The edition tries to explain how Venezuela, once Latin…

The U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis: Congress Is Not Doing Enough – Danika Kimball

America has a substantial problem with opioid addictions. Prescription drug overdose rates have more than doubled over the past fifteen years, and deaths from opioid use have tripled in that time. In states across the country, heroin and prescription medication…

American Prisons and the Mental Healthcare Crisis – Danika Kimball

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage,…

Istanbul GA Keynote Speech: Short-Termist Populism Can’t Solve Our Problems – Ivo Thijssen

It a pleasure to address you on behalf of Dutch liberal democratic party D66. Today I was asked to share some thoughts with you regarding the recent Dutch no vote on the EU-Ukraine Association Treaty, the refugee crisis and finally…

Tesla 3 Isn’t Just A Great Car, It’s A Great Example – Jerry Mooney

A phenomenon was unveiled last week. Tesla’s Model 3 was introduced to the world with great excitement, but the car wasn’t the phenomenon, the obvious demand for a quality, affordable electric car was. Before consumers even got a glimpse at…

Introducing the new IFLRY Bureau – Pauline Kastermans

Dear liberal friends, First of all, thank you for your support! As newly elected IFLRY president, I am happy to introduce to you the other newly-elected members of the bureau: General Secretary Tone Bjørndal, from our member organisation Young Liberals…

How a Small Car Wash Shop Made Brazil Collapse – João Victor Guedes Neto

Before reading this blog post, I recommend spending two minutes at this link from the New York Times. It is a brief description of the corruption scandals in which all the Brazilian presidential line of succession is involved. A list…