Guns, Violence and Roses in America: The Seven Years of the Obama’s Administration

Americans, we’ve come a long way. We have passed through stages and decades of exploitation, physical violence, annihilation, war, racial slavery, hate, racial segregation, power and control, military industrial complex, divide and conquer, The Industrial Revolution, exceptionalism, isolationalism, The Wall Street, NRA, Tea Party, Republican, Democrat, Federalist, Constitutionalist, The Bush’s Wars, The Clinton’s mayhem, The Occupy Movement, Police Violence, and …

Where the Governors Got it Wrong: Resettling Syrian Refugees in the United States

Source: Jakarta Post “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Overview In the last few days, the world witnessed one of the horrible terror attacks against humanity – the terrorist attack in Paris, which led to 129 people dead. Terror has no place in this world and now it is the time for us to …

China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

Written by: DAVID H. SHINN 10.25.15 China’s rapid economic development over the last three decades has led to significant environmental pollution and some poor policy choices. With more than 1.3 billion people, China has the world’s largest population and has been the biggest energy consumer since 2010. As the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, China is also the highest …

Reasonable concern about domestic security? Islamophobia?

By Dr. Richard Schmitt, Author of Out of the Woods The comment by a presidential candidate that he would not allow a Muslim to run for president, has raised an interesting controversy. Shall we say that this candidate has reasonable concerns about our domestic security and the maintenance of our Constitution and political system? Or shall we say that his …

How to change the world?

  This post was originally posted by Dr. Richard Shmitt blogger at: Out of the World Change is, in part, what got Obama elected. Everyone talks about making the world a better place. People want “to give back,” they want to foster kindness, they want to end bullying among children and war among adults. The dream is an old one. …

Arrest of Thai Politicians: Do it the Army Way?

The full story upon which this narrative is base was published by BBC on 23rd May 2014 covering the latest development of the political situations in Thailand referenced at the end of this post. The Thai Army has long-held back its involvement in the political upheavals in Thailand since the current situation ignited about a year ago. Democracy was given …