As America’s Unemployment Rate Surges, the Pandemic Proves We Need Medicare for All

In just a month, unemployment went from 4.4% in March of 2020 to 14.7% in April as the coronavirus prompted shutdowns and mass layoffs. This left millions of Americans without jobs — and, in many cases, without the medical insurance…

Behind Black Lives Matter Sits the Ghosts of Apartheid

More than sixty years ago, the Selma Race Riots in Alabama shone a spotlight on appalling racial inequality across the US and in other Western countries. It is a damning indictment of our times that, more than six decades later,…

Is the War in Afghanistan Finally Coming to a Close?

Afghanistan has been in conflict since 1978. In 1979 the Soviets invaded, to prop up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. When they left ten years later, a lengthy and brutal civil war followed (or rather continued), in which different factions…

USA: Pas de Paris! One Year Since Moving on From Paris

This article is the part of a series by the IFLRY Climate Change Programme, looking at how different countries are implementing the Paris Agreement. An introduction to the series can be found here. The United States of America (USA), is a federal republic and representative democracy…

U.S. Millennials Struggle to Save for Retirement

Most millennials in the United States are not on track when it comes to their retirement savings. In fact, research from the National Institute on Retirement Security indicates that 66 percent of millennials have nothing saved for retirement at all.…

US and Europe: A relationship in peril?

A lack of other options will guarantee the survival of the transatlantic relationship The European-American relationship has seen better days. Over the last weeks, the war of words between Europe and the US has escalated. This raises the question where…

Long Odds: How Ocasio-Cortez Won the NY-14 Primary

“Even at long odds, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” –Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez It is often said that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Whether you dream of the bright Broadway lights, the booming…

Trump’s Terrifying Twitter Taunts

Some people hate twitter. Some people use it nearly every day. American President Donald Trump, who is inarguably an avid twitter user, uses this platform more than any other national leader in history. He uses it to announce government policy,…

The Truth Behind Globalism and Why Americans Fear It

America is a wonderful country, built on the idea of individual freedom and a collective spirit of achievement. But sometimes it just sucks. We love our country — it’s the best country in the world — but the idea of…