Social Justice

The Age Advantage

In 2014, it was estimated that 3.0 million individuals had wages at or below the federal minimum. In California, the federal minimum is $10 an hour, several dollars higher [...]

August 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

The American Khan

On June 8th, 2004, an orange colored taxi drove up through an American Army compound gate located in Baquabah, Iraq. Captain Humayun Khan was inspecting soldiers on guard [...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Social Welfare and Fraud

My friend and I recently discussed his frustrations with government assistance programs.  We supervise inmates from the local county jail and many inmates mention their past [...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

War Criminal or Refugee?

On the 14th Jun 2016, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) filed its case before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) challenging the refugee status [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Is Imprisonment the Answer?

The very idea of child marriage seems foreign and abhorrent to those of us living in developed countries, but that’s not true for citizens of many nations. In countries [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nanny State

American political discourse is so broken that it seemingly takes a lifetime of work to correct all of the glaring errors. It’s a strong statement, but I think that it’s [...]

July 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

Enough is Enough

It has been nearly two years since Ferguson, often remembered as the turning point of the Black Lives Matter movement, but things haven’t improved since then. In fact, [...]

July 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Given the passing of author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on July 2, I began looking into the man behind the legend a couple days ago, trying to better appreciate all he [...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments