Daily Archives: August 10, 2017


‘What’s In A Name?’: U.S. Health Care Branding As A Political Wedge

In President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union Address, he introduced his Economic Bill of Rights, calling for additional New Deal-era regulatory overhauls and governmental services, which included “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to enjoy and achieve good health.” From the very beginning, F.D.R., […]


The ANC’s Policy Conference: A New Push For South African Democracy Or Another Sideshow?

Only time can tell whether the ANC’s 5th policy conference has put in motion a fresh push for true democracy in South Africa, but optimists should proceed with caution. The conference, held from the 30th June to 5th July in Johannesburg, tabled promising proposals for the overhaul of the electoral […]


Civilian Death Toll From U.S. Airstrikes Hits Highest Level In Syria

U.S. airstrikes between May 23 and June 23 in Syria led to the highest civilian death toll for a single month since the country began its operation in September 2014. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, U.S. airstrikes on two Syrian provinces killed 472 civilians last month, of […]


Nowhere To Go For Ex-Guantanamo Detainees

Ghana’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Court has ruled that former Guantanamo detainees, who were resettled in the country, are no longer welcome. The court went on to further declare that former President John Mahamat, who welcomed these ex-detainees, acted unconstitutionally. This is because the President decided to singlehandedly open […]