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A Case for Susan Rice as US Vice President

As Amer­i­ca crawls toward the Novem­ber 3 Gen­er­al Elec­tion, there is plen­ty of spec­u­la­tion, includ­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion, about who for­mer vice-pres­i­­dent and pre­sump­tive Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee Joe Biden will pick as his run­ning mate.  First, some con­text. Per­haps you are not a polit­i­cal junkie, you are just a layper­son or an aver­age Joe and may be won­der­ing why…

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If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

  The Unit­ed States is less than four months away from the elec­tion that would deter­mine con­trol of not just the Sen­ate and the House which make up the leg­isla­tive branch of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, but also con­trol of the exec­u­tive branch, the White House. As the coro­n­avirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment…

Naquetta Ricks’s Election Success Generates Interest

In U.S. elec­tion pol­i­tics, 2020 may prove to be like 2018 when Democ­rats swept every­thing. The clean­ing of the House at local and nation­al lev­els left Repub­li­cans hold­ing the bag and gasp­ing for breath. It was not just Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump who brought bag­gage that weighed heav­i­ly on the con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment across Amer­i­ca, the political…

The George Floyd Matter — Local Issue, Global Consequences

The recent trag­ic death of George Floyd, anoth­er black vic­tim of police bru­tal­i­ty in Amer­i­ca, shook the world. Although occur­ring amidst arguably the dead­liest pan­dem­ic in mod­ern his­to­ry, the coro­n­avirus, news of his death stirred up a lot of emo­tions across the globe. These emo­tions led to protests through­out all 50 states in Amer­i­ca, and even…