Instability, War, and Oil: Breaking Down the Crisis in Yemen
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Instability, War, and Oil:
Breaking Down the Crisis in Yemen
The chaos in Yemen has been spiraling out of control after Houthi rebels occupied the capital Sanaa several weeks ago. Now, Saudi Arabia has intensified their airstrikes while other countries like Egypt are threatening to get involved. We discussed the events that led up to the unrest in Yemen, the country’s looming civil war and what this says about President Obama’s foreign policy, featuring:
Managing Editor for the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC)
The Debt Trap:
The Government Crackdown on Payday Loans
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced new rules to crackdown on the multi-billion dollar pay day loan industry, which relies on borrowers who cannot pay their loans off in order to generate fees and profits. In turn, this leaves vulnerable borrowers in a vicious cycle known as the “debt trap.” We discussed the CFPB new regulations and if they go far enough to protect Americans desperate for cash, featuring:
A Business Reporter at The Huffington Post who Covers Money and Finance
Walker V. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans:
Free Speech and the License plate Debate
During “The Quickie,” we gave a breakdown of the debate over the purchase of specialty license plates bearing the Confederate flag in Texas.
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