Author Archives: Grayson Slover

What is Happening in Portland?

When most people hear about the city of Portland, Oregon, they typically think of rainy weather, quirky tv shows, or basketball superstar Damian Lillard. Historically, it has been a safe and vibrant west-coast city with a welcoming reputation. But over the past several years, and especially in the last month, it has undergone several shocking,

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Tribalism and the Trial of Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh admits that he did some regrettable things in high school. He quite likely behaved in ways that would call his judgement and fortitude into question. It is also probable that he did something terrible in the summer of 1982, on the night that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has so bravely

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We must fix our immigration debate

Last week, Swedes made the same trip to the polls that they do during every election cycle. They cast their ballots freely, and with confidence that their votes would be counted fairly. But there was something fundamentally different about this election. People knew it going in. They just didn’t know exactly how different it would

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US-Kenya Counter-terrorism cooperation is needed now more than ever

Earlier this month, Kenyans gathered to recognize the 20th anniversary of the truck bombing that destroyed the American embassy in Nairobi, killing 213 (mostly Kenyan) innocent civilians and ordinary citizens. The attack was carried out by an operative of the jihadist group Al-Qaeda, and is largely viewed as the precursor to 9/11. Since then, the

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