Sam Mire Writer

Sam Mire is a freelance writer with a niche in current global and domestic events as well as technology. He has penned self and ghost-written pieces published in USA Today, Western Journalism, Tampa Bay Times, Tallahassee Democrat, and Sunshine State News. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Sam covers both domestic American politics and US foreign policy for TrigTent.

Published Content

Run or Hide: The Crackdown on Homosexuals in Tanzania

Homosexuals in Tanzania are forced to live a life of secrecy and danger, and their plight may be recognized too late.

We Don’t Need No Education: American School Districts Banning Homework

Some have attributed homework – not the rise of addictive social media, the ubiquity of technological devices that are causing the downfall of social interaction, not bullying – as the reason for a rise in anxiety and depression in young people.

Latin American Crime Wave Means Vigilante Justice is a Fact of Life

When corruption, incompetence, and sheer lack of funding cripple those forces, what we are left with is teenagers thrusting broken glass bottles into the stomachs of other innocent teens through some misguided sense of vengeance.

Colombia’s Beer-Soaked National Sport May Have to Sober Up to Grow

It involves two-pound metal disks shaped like a chocolate lava cake, clay pits affixed with packets of gunpowder, and beer. Lots of beer.

French Civil Servant Charged as North Korea Spy…Wait, What?

Benoit Quennedey, unless his entire official existence within the French government is some sort of sleight of hand, comes off as Maxwell Smart blended with Inspector Clouseau meets Dick Steele.

South Sudan Struggles with Continued War, a Break from the Arabic World

Not even eight years after its independence, the future of the young nation of South Sudan is already in doubt.

Libya’s Chaos Has Caused a Predatory, Thuggish Economy

Those in power now are not eager to see the nation improve, and the tyranny that Libyans now live in manifests itself as a nation ruled by fragmented government factions, organized criminals, and terrorists bent on radicalizing the disenfranchised living within the nation’s borders.

Japan’s Spike in Youth Suicide May Be Disturbing, Global ‘New Normal’

When five-year-olds are taking their own lives , it is tough to argue the optimistic side of the debate. Which may mean that the increased trend in adolescent suicide is, unfortunately, a new normal.

Rwanda’s Kagame Could Be a Tyrant in Democratic President's Clothing, or a Genius. Perhaps Both.

One must consider that these realities are not mutually exclusive. In post-apartheid Africa, few things are ever black and white.

South Sudan is Another Tale of American Ally Gone Rogue

The nation has been embroiled in a civil war that has raged on since 2013, only two years after the nation was established.