Sights and Wonders #3: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Honolulu, Hawai’i

Sights and Wonders #3: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Honolulu, Hawai’i

By Quentin Choy June 4, 2021 In the Punchbowl Crater sitting just above Urban Honolulu sits a tranquil resting place of thousands of American heroes who served in the U.S. military as well as a monument established for those men and women whose remains were never found. This is the National Memorial Cemetery of the…

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

By Quentin Choy May 31, 2021 Former national security advisor to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn made incredibly concerning comments at a QAnon conference regarding American democracy. While I usually avoid discussing QAnon and its followers on this blog, Michael Flynn was a person who once wielded immense power in U.S. government, and his comments should…

Memorial Day History: The Role of African-American Soldiers During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars

Memorial Day History: The Role of African-American Soldiers During the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars

By Quentin Choy May 31, 2021 In honor of Memorial Day, I’ll look at the lives of African-Americans who served in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the Philippine-American War in 1899, both of which are often forgotten in the American memory but were pivotal in the U.S. emergence as a global superpower. The U.S.…

What Should the Democracies of the World Do About Lukashenko’s Belarus?

What Should the Democracies of the World Do About Lukashenko’s Belarus?

By Quentin Choy May 30, 2021 For the past few days, I couldn’t really think of anything worth blogging about, but I was hearing and reading a lot about what was going on in Belarus, and today, I was scrolling through Reddit, when I saw a title of a user’s post that read: “We (NATO)…

Global Community Must Increase Pressure on Myanmar to be Taken Seriously

Global Community Must Increase Pressure on Myanmar to be Taken Seriously

With over 700 people killed since the military coup on February 1, not much has changed since then. Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is still being detained by the military, and young men are being “disappeared” by armed forces in the middle of the night. Min Aung Hlaing, the leader of the coup still…

Biden’s Address to Congress: The Good, Bad, Missing, and the Unsure

Biden’s Address to Congress: The Good, Bad, Missing, and the Unsure

By Quentin Choy April 29, 2021 Yesterday, Joe Biden gave an address to a joint session of Congress after his first 100 days in office. He flaunted his successes and laid out what issues he and his administration wants to tackle next. In my last post, “Biden Prepares to Address Congress; Compared to Lyndon Johnson,”…

Media, Democrats, Republicans, and War Hawks Ally to Stay in Afghanistan

Media, Democrats, Republicans, and War Hawks Ally to Stay in Afghanistan

By Quentin Choy April 15, 2021 Following President Biden’s announcement that he has decided to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, thereby ending the longest war in American history, much of Washington D.C.’s greatest actors are lining up in a show of force against him. Democrats such as Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Republicans such as Lindsey…

America’s Longest War: Biden Seeks to End 20 Year Long Afghanistan War and Bring Troops Home

America’s Longest War: Biden Seeks to End 20 Year Long Afghanistan War and Bring Troops Home

President Joe Biden has announced plans to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the 20 year long Afghanistan War. The war was declared against the Taliban government in response to their refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks. Being the longest war in United States history, many…

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