In U.S.’s Crimes against Humanity, Remember the Victims

By NAVID FARNIA “After weeks of Oklahoma refusing to disclose basic information about the drugs for tonight’s lethal injection procedures, tonight Clayton Lockett was tortured to death,” said Madeline Cohen, an attorney for Charles Warner.  Charles Warner is an Oklahoma death row inmate who was scheduled for execution on the night of April 29th.  His … Continue reading

What is Democracy?

By NAVID FARNIA In 1899, poet Rudyard Kipling wrote “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands.”  He wrote the piece after the U.S. annexed the Philippines from Spain as a result of the Spanish-American War.  The poem conveyed the white man’s responsibility to “civilize” non-white peoples around the world.  Kipling touted … Continue reading

Why Both Sides Have It Wrong on Gun Control

By NAVID FARNIA Despite the recent uproar over gun control, the debate has actually lasted on and off for decades.  For those familiar with the argument, the distinction between the opposing sides is rather simple: liberals generally favor tighter gun control laws that make it harder for people to obtain firearms, while conservatives are by … Continue reading