Putin — Statement

Earlier today, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin announced that he would push through reforms that would shift some of the powers of the presidency to the Russian parliament and the prime minister. Putin intends to let parliament choose candidates for prime minister and the cabinet as well as setting a two-term limit for the presidency.  This reform would severely weaken …

Iran — Statement

While the Blue Club believes that taking out Soleimani was the morally right thing to do, we also believe that it was done without considering the serious consequences of such an action. While this was the correct action to take morally, we believe that it is a strategic mistake that will only serve to significantly escalate tensions and potentially even …

China’s Interment Camps

Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill— Uyghur Act— condemning  “[the] gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslim in Xiniang.”  This bipartisan bill passed in the House overwhelmingly—this bill would call for addressing the “mass internment of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs,” and call for the Trump Administration to impose sanctions against China for their reprehensible actions.  China, …

Education & Funding

The United States is one of the greatest countries in the world, yet our educational system has ranked 38th in math and 24th in science. How can this be? The United States federal budget is at an estimated $3.438 trillion, so what’s the problem? Surely the government has enough money to better the educational system. One might think so, but …

Turkey— Statement

As of recent, President Trump and his administration have been pulling troops out of Syria, hoping to reduce our involvement in the Middle East. Following the removal of troops, Turkey, a close ally of the U.S., began an incursion on the Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.), a Kurdish militia.  The S.D.F has been a U.S. ally since the creation of it; …

Alabama and Texas Shootings — Statement

Over Labor Day weekend, two mass shootings in Mobile, Alabama and Odessa, Texas yielded seven dead and thirty injured; harmed individuals included three police officers, ten high schoolers, and a seventeen month-old girl.  Texas, in the wake of the Odessa shooting, passed a series of new gun legislation that will actually loosen restrictions on guns. The state’s most notable change …

Jair Bolsonaro & the Amazon fires — Statement

Over the past few days, massive fires have been decimating the Amazon Rainforest and releasing huge amounts of smoke over the largest city* in the Western Hemisphere: Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — infamous for hailing the authoritarian dictatorship of Brazil (from 1964-1965), inciting violence against LGBTQ+ people¹, and slowly crushing democracy in Brazil — is now suggesting …