President Joe Biden in 1994, an influential voice in sweeping crime legislation that targeted black Americans (Source: New York Times)

Since the January 6th attack on the U.S. capital by armed white supremacists, Democrats and left leaning moderate platforms have responded by attempting to stake claim as the ‘new party of law and order’. Appeal to white liberal moderates is not surprising, but is another clear example of the Democratic party’s willingness to sideline the Black Lives Matter Movement. We are seeing the shameless exploitation of black voters and a return to the democratic party of the 1990s, which oversaw the proliferation of private prisons, mass incarceration of black and brown people, and encouragement of aggressive policing harassment.

For Biden…


How the Hashemite Kingdom is winning the battle against COVID-19

Jordanian army check-point in the capital of Amman (Image: Daily Sabah)

Air raid sirens startled me out of bed, as they’ve done so every day for the past two weeks in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a reminder that I was still over 5,500 miles away from my home of small town New England. For the past several decades, these alarms have typically been a warning cry of incoming airstrikes or invasions that have tormented many other countries in the Middle-East. Now, these eerie signals represent the Jordanian government’s successful push against an invisible enemy.

Jordan was at risk to become…

Samson Heyer

Student-athlete at Colorado College majoring in History / Political Science with a focus in the Middle-East and North Africa. Currently in Amman, Jordan.

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