Domestic Policy

Homelessness in America

Homelessness in America

By June 10, 2016

Tonight, more than half a million people in America will try to fall asleep with no roof over their heads. Most will wake up tomorrow… Read More ›

Refuge or imprisonment: Why our immigration courts need reform

Refuge or imprisonment: Why our immigration courts need reform

By June 10, 2016

International media coverage of the current refugee crisis has been centered around the prominent narratives of perilous travel and staunch nationalism. The stories the media… Read More ›

How far is too far? Political chalk messages in colleges stir debate over free speech

How far is too far? Political chalk messages in colleges stir debate over free speech

By June 10, 2016

What is the most “American” image that defines what our nation stands for? Many would point to the stereotypical ordinary citizen chugging down beer in… Read More ›

Good reasons not to raise the minimum wage to $15

Good reasons not to raise the minimum wage to $15

By June 10, 2016

A raise in the minimum wage will help workers elevate their living style, right? Wrong. Raising the minimum wage creates many more problems than it… Read More ›

International

England needs to make a ‘Brexit’ from the European Union

England needs to make a ‘Brexit’ from the European Union

By June 10, 2016

England’s potential reversion to independence publicly displays the broken state of the E.U. As it stands, the E.U. is nothing more than a free trade… Read More ›

Balkan war criminals: Karadžić and Šešelj verdicts underscore UN limitations

Balkan war criminals: Karadžić and Šešelj verdicts underscore UN limitations

By June 10, 2016

In late March, two verdicts were came down in the cases of Radovan Karadžić and Vojislav Šešelj, two accused war criminals who committed their crimes… Read More ›

Politics

Super-delegates: cheating democracy, or maintaining balance?

Super-delegates: cheating democracy, or maintaining balance?

By June 10, 2016

How does Clinton walk out of states like New Hampshire with more delegates than Sanders, despite the fact that Sanders won the popular vote? How… Read More ›

Color wars: Peter Liang’s sentence

Color wars: Peter Liang’s sentence

By June 10, 2016

In a country that has historically claimed to possess a strong sense of justice, the shooting of Akai Gurley and consequent trial of officer Peter… Read More ›

Merrick Garland: Senate Republicans need to approve Supreme Court nominee

Merrick Garland: Senate Republicans need to approve Supreme Court nominee

By June 10, 2016

Shortly after the sudden death of the conservative and widely respected Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama decided to nominate Merrick Garland, a moderate… Read More ›

Ted Cruz: illusions of the gold standard

Ted Cruz: illusions of the gold standard

By June 10, 2016

Although Donald Trump now seems assured of the Republican nomination for President, some members of the party still hope for a contested convention, and in… Read More ›

Battle of the wives: Presidential candidates in a twitter fight

Battle of the wives: Presidential candidates in a twitter fight

By June 10, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Race—the Republican Party particularly—has shown us many things we would never have expected to see: a reality TV character as the Republican… Read More ›

Food For Thought

Paris Climate Change Talks: Could The Answer To Our Climate Problems Be In What We Eat?

Paris Climate Change Talks: Could The Answer To Our Climate Problems Be In What We Eat?

By February 20, 2016

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our generation. As this topic receives increasing coverage from the media, people all over the world are… Read More ›

Oil Prices: Cheaper Oil means a Global Economic Slowdown

Oil Prices: Cheaper Oil means a Global Economic Slowdown

By February 19, 2016

Many Americans are excited about low gas prices. In Massachusetts, the average cost is well under two dollars a gallon. Everything is good, right? Wrong. Though… Read More ›