Taylor Mackin


No Gay People In Malaysia: The Troubling Comments of The Tourism Minister

Malaysia’s Tourism Minister, Mohammaddin Ketapi, gave comments that support the country’s recently adopted homophobic rhetoric. In a press conference, ahead of the ITB Berlin tourism expo, the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported that Mohammaddin Ketapi said, “I don’t think we have anything like that in our country.” His words […]


The Fate Of The 1,159-page Bipartisan Border Compromise Introduced To The US Congress

A 1,159-page bipartisan border compromise was introduced to the United States Congress late on February 13th to hopefully avert another government shutdown. Within its many pages, the bill called the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019” contains $1.375 billion for building 55 miles of physical barriers  at the U.S-Mexico border, well below […]


Russian Following The U.S. In Abandoning The 1987 Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

On February the 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s abandonment of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty ( known as I.N.F), only a day after the United States’ announcement of pulling out of the pact. U.S. President Donald Trump had accused Russia of violating the 1987 treaty with “impunity” […]


Leading Palestinian Activist Wins Payout After Terror Blacklist

Palestinian Activist, Majed Al-Zeer wins $13,000 payout plus legal fees from the high court of London for being placed in the World-Check’s terrorism category. The officially court announcement came early Monday the 21st and Al-Zeer has been removed from the list as well. The leading Palestinian activist was originally placed […]


Guatemala To Withdraw From UN Anti-Corruption Body

On January 7th the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, announced the nation’s withdrawal from the UN supported anti-corruption commission and gave the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) staff 24 hours to leave the country.  In August of 2018, Morales announced that the mandate of the anti-corruption body would not be […]


Next Parliament Hurdle Following May’s Brexit Draft

For Brexiteers, Wednesday the 14th was a day of both celebration and concern, as ministers such as Esther McVey and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab began dropping like flies after May’s cabinet vote. Following a five-hour meeting, it was announced that Theresa May’s cabinet was to officially back the latest Brexit draft, […]