China’s Ivory Ban Has Immediate, Positive Effect 

Elephants, hippos, warthogs, walruses, and other mammals have reasons to rejoice in late March 2017. It has only been three months since the People’s Republic of China abandoned its legal trade in ivory, and African conservation groups are already celebrating great news. According to Kenyan newspaper The Star, activists and attorneys representing Save the Elephants issued…

Nepotism in the White House? 

Nothing about the Trump administration so far has been typical, not least of which is the apparent nepotism. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the President’s son-in-law and daughter, have significant and unprecedented roles in the administration. Federal law does include an anti-nepotism statute, but the Justice department concluded that the anti-nepotism law didn’t apply to White House staff. As Vox…