How America Legalized Bribery

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief You hear the term “lobbyist” all the time in the news, but I would wager most Americans don’t even know what…

The Consequences of Government Shutdowns

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief 2019 kicked off to a rough start with the U.S. government shutting down for the longest time in history, spanning a…

When Beliefs Change

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The Amazon Video series The Man in the High Castle explores a world in which Axis powers have prevailed in World…

The 2018 United States Midterms

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer With the whirlwind 2018 U.S. Midterms now behind us, the expected furor of cable-news punditry has materialized. With members of…

Identity, Ideas, and Free Speech

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief On the first day of my cross-cultural communication class, Professor Javidan started class with an example of a man named Joe…

The Shifting Sands of Arizona Politics: The Case of Rodney Glassman

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer For the first time in 2010, I was old enough to vote in the U.S. midterm elections. A lifelong resident…

Foreign Perspectives on American Politics

By Chris Barton, Staff Writer “I have to say this. People outside of the United States do not understand what’s going on in this election.…

Populism: Roundtable with John Salinger

By Lauren Herber, Co-Editor A couple of weeks ago, Thunderbird had the pleasure of hosting Mr. John Salinger for a roundtable discussion on the topic…

Happy New Year, Now Start Hoarding the Canned Goods!

By Jake Strickler, Co-editor I’d like to start by saying that I hope each and every one of you soaring Thunderbirds had an enjoyable, productive,…

US State Dept. to Americans: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer Author’s Note: This piece was written on Wednesday, November 25th. Here are a few other events that have taken place…