Food For Thought

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

By January 16, 2017

Food For Thought:

What do tuberculosis, infected cuts, and the bubonic plague have in common? All of them are caused by bacteria, and, until the invention of antibiotics… Read More ›

Genetically Modified Organisms: Avoiding the creation of a genetically superior race

Genetically Modified Organisms: Avoiding the creation of a genetically superior race

By January 16, 2017

Food For Thought:

Imagine a world in which you are able to choose every characteristic of your child. Instead of wondering if your child will have your green… Read More ›

Common Courtesy: University of Chicago vs. trigger warnings

Common Courtesy: University of Chicago vs. trigger warnings

By January 16, 2017

Food For Thought:

Rape. Assault. Violence. Although these are simple words, their meanings can have a strong impact on individuals who have experienced these traumas. Often placed at… Read More ›

15 Years of Change:  How One Sentence Changed United States Foreign Policy Forever

15 Years of Change: How One Sentence Changed United States Foreign Policy Forever

By January 16, 2017

Food For Thought:

September 11, 2001. On the morning of a clear yet cool day just a week and a half before the first day of fall, 2,977… Read More ›

The Kaepernick Controversy: No model of political discourse

The Kaepernick Controversy: No model of political discourse

By January 15, 2017

Food For Thought:

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem and the ensuing controversy demonstrate the increasing difficulty Americans who disagree with… Read More ›

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

Food For Thought:

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

Food For Thought:

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 ›

Political Correctness: How we can save ourselves from the same aggravating debates

Political Correctness: How we can save ourselves from the same aggravating debates

By February 19, 2016

Food For Thought:

One of our nation’s current and most aggravating buzzwords is “politically correct.” Stripped of its negative connotations, the idea is a significant one and has… Read More ›

Steve Harvey’s Blunder: Sad Reminder that Women Still Objectified

Steve Harvey’s Blunder: Sad Reminder that Women Still Objectified

By January 13, 2016

Food For Thought:

Ariadna Gutierrez of Colombia may have lost the Miss Universe competition, but she should feel fortunate not to have to represent an outdated, superficial, offensive,… Read More ›

The Black Lives Matter Movement: Addressing complex problems with unrealistic solutions

The Black Lives Matter Movement: Addressing complex problems with unrealistic solutions

By November 19, 2015

Food For Thought:

The Black Lives Matter movement has become one of the primary social movements on the liberal wing of American politics. It was formed as an… Read More ›

Respect the Police: Mayor de Blasio’s lack of support for the police force

Respect the Police: Mayor de Blasio’s lack of support for the police force

By November 19, 2015

Domestic Policy, Food For Thought:

The strength in the Black Lives Matter movement is none other than Mayor de Blasio of New York City, right? Wrong! De Blasio has made… Read More ›

Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock “Bomb”: Police shocked by clock

Ahmed Mohamed’s Clock “Bomb”: Police shocked by clock

By November 19, 2015

Food For Thought:

Picture this: you are a fourteen-year-old boy who brings the clock you made over the weekend to school to show your engineering teacher. Before you… Read More ›

Abortions: Sovereignty of self or sovereignty of state?

Abortions: Sovereignty of self or sovereignty of state?

By November 19, 2015

Food For Thought:

No, I don’t think abortion is right. I think that removing a child from its mother and ending its life is wrong. I think it… Read More ›

The Ferguson Effect: Fact or racism?

The Ferguson Effect: Fact or racism?

By November 19, 2015

Food For Thought:

It has been a year since the tragic shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but its effects continue to haunt America.… Read More ›

Rehabilitation: Why the United States should reorient its prison system

Rehabilitation: Why the United States should reorient its prison system

By September 27, 2015

Domestic Policy, Food For Thought:

At a time when the American prison system has the highest incarceration rate in the world, it has become clear that the United States must… Read More ›