Big government is a part of capitalism

Government intervention in the economy is inefficient, coercive and, worst of all, it rewards the lazy while punishing the industrious. Thus, the argument goes, government ought to exist solely to enforce contracts and defend the country. In the Tea Party narrative, big government is the villain that must be defeated at all costs.

Elections in Haiti stopped indefinitely

My family emigrated from Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Unfortunately, that fact still remains true today. This country that has been ravaged by corruption and greed finally had an opportunity of conducting a democratic election on Jan. 24, but a day before it was to be decided who would become the next presidential successor, the election was postponed indefinitely. Jude Celestin, a presidential candidate, “refused to participate over alleged fraud,” as mentioned by a Reuters article.

Creating a stable government has been a recurring issue in Haiti. Since 1957, Haiti has been unable to build a proper governmental system due to the dictatorship of the Duvalier family. Ever since then, the transition of power to another successor has been one of difficulty.

GOP debate proves that Trump is inescapable

From gun toting government and minority fearing survivalists to libertarians seeking a neo-Gilded Age, to gung-ho pro-lifers to rationally clueless ivy league investment and security industry types, to the Cubans who tremble with rage if it smells even a little bit like Castro, I have met many Republicans throughout the course of my life. In the politics of 2016, I’ve observed three convictions that unite them: an unwavering if inconsistent fear of big government, a deep obsessive hatred towards Barack Obama and the notion that Donald Trump must absolutely not be the GOP nominee.

I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Advertised as a political move to draw attention to allegations of Planned Parenthood staffers’ illegal actions – allegations based on highly edited video footage released by the Center for Medical Progress – the legislation, which passed on Sept.18, was pushed by political conservatives bent on defunding Planned Parenthood even before the recent controversy.