The Liberal Case for Capitalism

Usually, political debate with my peers ends in impasse, but I still do it, because an unquestioned viewpoint is never valid. As someone whose broader ideology began in fiscal conservatism, I have always asked with genuine curiosity why my liberal peers believe in their economic platform. And although I have yet to be persuaded leftward, … Continue reading The Liberal Case for Capitalism

Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn

Jon Huntsman, Jr., Penn alum and former governor of Utah, spoke at Huntsman Hall on February 15 in a forum titled U.S. and China: Where We Go From Here. Huntsman participated in a question and answer session on U.S.-China relations based on his public service experience, which has ranged from working as staff assistant for … Continue reading Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn

The Good – but Mostly Bad – of Trump’s Immigration Order

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for a period of 90 days. Now, it’s Monday, and the uproar from the media and the public is still thundering, and I doubt that the disenchantment people feel will subside anytime soon. Before I state … Continue reading The Good – but Mostly Bad – of Trump’s Immigration Order

In Defense of Profiling

Another week, another radical Islamic terrorist attack on the West - most recently, right in the heart of the European continent. We have become numb to this. It is now rare for one to experience what people once experienced after terrorist attacks: a profound state of shock and disbelief. If the event of multiple ideologically-driven, deranged … Continue reading In Defense of Profiling

No Hope in Pandora’s Box

The aftermath of a barbaric act of Islamic terrorism in one of Europe’s great cities is undeniably rife with intense emotions and a looming sense of despair. Ever since I heard the tragic news on Tuesday morning, I have been intently following the developments regarding the Brussels attacks, which left at least 31 innocent civilians … Continue reading No Hope in Pandora’s Box

Billionaires of Beijing

Last December, the International Monetary Fund released the numbers that shook our perspective on the global economy. It was official: in terms of real purchasing power, China had usurped America’s seat on the throne to become the world’s leading economic player. While this event truthfully did not have earth-shattering practical implications (and Chinese government statistics … Continue reading Billionaires of Beijing

It’s Not Me, It’s EU

Last Thursday, Professor Jan-Werner Müller of the Politics Department at Princeton echoed a statement that resounds through the ranks of EU politicians and academics alike. Something deep, dark, and authoritarian is brewing in the depths of Central-Eastern Europe: a foreboding regime reminiscent of the interwar years. As he claims in his article, “The Problem with … Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s EU