How to Expedite the Garland Nomination

Since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court on March 16th to fill the seat left by the sudden death of Antonin Scalia, Republican legislators have summarily refused to consider the nominee.  Unprecedentedly, they have said that the current president should not fill the Supreme Court vacancy, but that the decision should… Continue reading How to Expedite the Garland Nomination

Viewpoints: Musharraf's Vision for Pakistan: L'‚tat c'est Moi

As a Pakistani student, I was intrigued to read the recent article in The Harbus covering Musharraf’s address at the KSG Forum. The authors [Ed Note: also Pakastani] provided a neat summary of Musharraf’s vision for Pakistan in the 21st century and concluded that many of the students who attended the talk walked away with… Continue reading Viewpoints: Musharraf's Vision for Pakistan: L'‚tat c'est Moi

Roe v. 'W': A Primer

On the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, President George W. Bush reinstated the global gag rule on abortion that was enacted during the Reagan administration and continued during George H. W. Bush’s watch. The gag-rule prohibits the allocation of federal funds to non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) outside the U.S. who perform or… Continue reading Roe v. 'W': A Primer