The Lobbying Problem: Balancing Interest Groups in Modern Politics

“The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labour.” – Thomas Donahue This week in British politics, the Conservative party has been embroiled in troubles and faced with difficult questions regarding the influence that large corporations and commercial interest groups have within the party and its core leadership. This arose when Chancellor of the … More The Lobbying Problem: Balancing Interest Groups in Modern Politics

Racial Profiling: Will Justice Ever Be Colour Blind?

“If acknowledging that racial misgivings and misunderstandings are still a part of politics and life in America, I plead guilty.” – Ron Fournier One February evening last year in the town of Sanford, Florida, a seventeen-year-old American high school student by the name of Trayvon Martin was fatally shot dead by a local neighbourhood watch … More Racial Profiling: Will Justice Ever Be Colour Blind?

US v. Windsor: a Landmark Decision or Merely a Signpost?

“You cannot stand for civil rights and not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights and not support gay marriage. It’s that simple. Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo and ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.” – Bernard Schaffer On the 26th of June, … More US v. Windsor: a Landmark Decision or Merely a Signpost?