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Brain Drain in Nigeria

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to the brain drain phenomenon that is crippling Nigeria. I would like to begin by apologizing for the long bout of silence. It is poor taste to for anyone discuss in purple passages his or her jeremiads so I’ll leave it at that and transition into the topic … Continue reading

Van Persie Bruhaha and the Child

Van Persie Bruhaha and the Child

Reporting from Nigeria: Mercy Abang It is ok to keep talking and ranting on social media about failed government policies and programs, it is also cool to get a little angry over Van Persie’s decison to switch between clubs even when many believed he was absolutely loyal to Arsenal. I want us to tweet, facebook, and use as many social … Continue reading

A Case Against Race

A Case Against Race

Reporting from Nigeria: Emeka Nweze This entry pertains to “interracial” marriages and the distinction between ignorance and impoverishment of knowledge. History was made in the year 1967 when the United States Supreme Court finally decided the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 was pretty stupid and ended all restrictions on marriages between “races”. Less than fifty … Continue reading

Tal Law and the Army Draft in Israel

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Politics in Israel has gotten a bit of a stir over a recent High-Court ruling, saying that “Tal Law” was unconstitutional, and should not be extended beyond its predetermined expiration date this August. Tal Law made it possible for religious Yeshiva students to be legally exempt from military service, year after year, provided … Continue reading

Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia

Reporting from Armenia: Artur Papyan A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, and organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands. The President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding … Continue reading