Articles by: William Zelin

President Donald Trump walks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his five-country trip through Asia in November 2017. (Public domain photo by Official White House Photographer Andrea Hanks.)

Opinion: Why We Should Welcome Trump’s North Korea Diplomacy Gamble

March 31, 2018 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Much noise has been made about the dangers of President Trump’s agreement to meet North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. While there are plenty of valid concerns that need to be quickly addressed prior to a May summit, I want to offer a different perspective on the matter. To achieveRead More

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gather at Zuccotti Park in New York on September 30, 2011.
(Unmodified photo by David Shankbone used under a Creative Commons license. )

Zelin: By the Numbers: How Gaping Disparities in Wealth Fuel a Generational Cycle of Inequality

October 31, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

We have all heard a great deal about the growing levels of income inequality in the United States. The top one percent of all earners in the U.S. rake in 40 times more than the bottom 90 percent, and the top one-tenth of the one percent has seen rapid levelsRead More

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in 2015. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Michael Vadon.

Zelin: Medicare for All: An Argument for Implementation

October 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Our health care system is broken. The United States of America pays more money on health care than any other industrialized country in the world, more than $3.4 trillion per year to be exact, yet our life expectancy ranks 26th out of 36 member nations in the Organization for EconomicRead More

Protests outside San Francisco City Hall on Inauguration Day. (Unmodified photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen used under a Creative Commons license.

Zelin: The Epidemic of Outrage

September 3, 2017 at 12:21 am 0 comments

If you were to flip on cable news, log on to Twitter, or browse the web for more than a few minutes, it would be very difficult not to feel as if the world was going straight to hell in a handbasket. An endless barrage of catastrophic news stories isRead More