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As goes Ohio

All eyes were on my hometown, Cleveland, Ohio, this week as the Republican Party convened in an attempt to unify behind Donald Trump as its nominee for president of the United States.


A perfect storm

It’s all just such a perfect storm. At the heart of the tragedy in Orlando is a confluence of homophobia, islamophobia, calls for stronger gun control, claims of mental illness and shared blame for foreign policy weaknesses against ISIS.


Pay attention to Trump the person, not Trump the entertainment

“Can you believe Trump is going to build this wall that...” “Do you think Trump’s hair is fake? “Donald Drumpf!” “Did you see Chris Christie’s face?” Perhaps viral quotes and videos are a good way to spread awareness about how Donald Trump is taking America by storm, but if he dropped of the race tomorrow and was never heard from again, I bet that very few of us would care about the failures of both the political system and American public that brought about his rise. Few people knew that Trump was a Democrat before he was a Republican.


The perils of populism

In this election cycle, there has been a resurgence of populism, a political ideology that emphasizes the needs of the general public above those of the elite, on both the right and the left.