Democracy’s Deficit or Darkness?

By Uchenna Ekwo Around the democratic world, citizens seem to be in outright revolt against government and the elite. Should that be surprising? Saqib Qureshi points out that, between 1989 and 2019, “the top 1 percent of Americans by way of wealth became US$21 trillion wealthier while the bottom half…

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Pandemics Should Not Be Political

By Osy Ekwueme There is nothing cowardly about choosing caution in the face of a pandemic. Since early spring, newspaper headlines and top stories on nightly newscasts have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these stories have been cautionary in tone, sharing the best advice experts have at…

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Global health and absence of America’s leadership

By Osmund Agbo Baring a change in America’s leadership after November 3rd presidential election, the country is set to exit the World Health Organization (WHO) effective July 6, 2021. The Trump administration earlier this week, notified both the US Congress and the United Nations, announcing the decision to begin the…

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Toward effective policing in the United States

By Osy Ekwueme In the 2000 years since the Roman poet Juvenal first asked the question “who guards the guardians?” the debate over regulation and oversight of civilian law enforcement has yet to be resolved. This is the time to reform it. It is not out of the realm of…

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