Dropping the Mic and Picking Up Diplomacy: Former Comedian Jimmy Morales Is Guatemala’s New President

Former TV comedian Jimmy Morales wins the Presidency of Guatemala.

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John Kasich: 5 Things Millennials Should Know

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 27th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* John Kasich is a longtime politican from Ohio. He has served his time as both Chairman of the Budget Committee during his time in the House and as Governor of Ohio since 2011. He is currently in the top tier of the Republican field and … Continue reading John Kasich: 5 Things Millennials Should Know

Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 27th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today on #ThrowbackThursday, we bring you some Totally Rad History highlighting interesting figures that you may never have heard of. Today’s Totally Rad History highlights Matt Cvetic. The Pittsburgh-native lived quite the interesting life working as a spy inside the American Communist Party (CPUSA) for … Continue reading Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is the Grassroots Movement Sweeping the Nation

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 11th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* While the crowded Republican party has been grabbing headlines with large personalities and their early debate, Bernie Sanders has been flying under the radar. On Monday, Sanders traveled to Los Angeles and held a rally with over 27,000 supporters. This crowd represents how big Sanders’ … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is the Grassroots Movement Sweeping the Nation

Is Trump Really Leading the GOP Race? A Look at How Political Polling Really Works

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 27th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* The most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll revealed that Donald Trump has the biggest lead amongst Republican and Republican-leaning Independents since polling began for the Republican Primary. Trump leads the field with 24 percent of the vote followed by Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 12 percent. Wait hold on, … Continue reading Is Trump Really Leading the GOP Race? A Look at How Political Polling Really Works

Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 22nd, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* South Sudan is facing a cholera outbreak…again. Last year, at least 167 South Sudanese people died from the disease and so far about 39 have passed since June and have had over 1,200 cases of cholera, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of these … Continue reading Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region

Obama’s Upcoming Pardons Will Be The Start of Something New

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 8th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* President Obama is set to pardon dozens of non-violent drug offenders in the next few weeks. Thanks in part to an initiative set in 2014. Obama’s pardons will be able to kickoff the unofficial judiciary reform that both sides of the aisle have been yearning … Continue reading Obama’s Upcoming Pardons Will Be The Start of Something New