Nation/World

A still from Angelina Jolie’s movie about the Cambodian genocide, First They Killed My Father.

How Angelina Jolie Successfully Sheds Light On A Cambodian Atrocity

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Angelina Jolie’s most recent film project, First They Killed My Father, released September 15, is the latest representation of a major twentieth century genocide this time, set in Cambodia during the 1970s. Like others films of that genre, it is a biographical depiction of a true story: the traumaRead More

Pro-independence demonstrators march in a rally organized by the Catalan Civil Society.

Catalonia Should Seek A More Sensible Independence Movement

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On October 1, the Spain-autonomous region of Catalonia held a controversial and technically illegal vote for its independence from Spain. Passionately supported in the region and equally opposed by the rest of Spain, the referendum turned violent as Spanish authorities rushed to destroy ballots, disrupt the voting process, and intimidateRead More

To Protect Women’s Rights, Health Insurance Must Fund Birth Control

October 19, 2017 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

On October 6, the Trump administration rolled back the Obamacare-era requirement for employers to include birth control in their healthcare plans. This decision makes it easy to deny female employees a basic health-related need based on opposition to religious or moral beliefs. While the White House is arguing that it’sRead More

China’s Communist Collapse: Why Capitalism Is There To Stay

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Socialism is a dying concept in China; gone are the days of Mao’s green jacket and the People’s Communes. Walk down Nanjing Road in Shanghai today, and you will see the Chinese people spending more money than their grandparents dreamed of. General Motors, Rolex, Gucci, and thousands of other WesternRead More

Lock Them Up: The Trump Administration’s Email Double Standard

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As first reported by the New York Times, four current and two former White House officials have been using private email accounts to discuss government business — further proving the severity of the hypocrisy demonstrated by the Trump Administration. Just one day before the publication of the Times’ article, PoliticoRead More

Students from the Class of 2017 wore their senior sweaters to last year’s Deerfield Day.

What Mexico’s Natural Disaster Means For American Diplomacy

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  On September 19th, a devastating earthquake rocked much of central Mexico. Beginning in Puebla, Mexico, the 7.1 magnitude quake quickly expanded to include surrounding areas such as Mexico City. The result was catastrophic — more than forty buildings collapsed, 355 people were killed (214 of them in Mexico City),Read More

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

A Spicer Makeover? Not so Fast, Emmys.

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

It was not surprising when Stephen Colbert, Host of The Late Show and The Colbert Report, started the Emmys with a jolly politically-charged tune about escaping reality through television. But the viewers and audience members were in for a surprise when Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, emerged fromRead More

143 million Americans were affected by the Equifax hack.

NO SHORTAGE OF LESSONS FROM EQUIFAX DATA BREACH

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced a devastating data breach that leaked the personal information of 143 million Americans. This information included 209,000 credit card numbers and millions of social security numbers, along with driver’s license numbers, addresses, and phone numbers. In early March, an industryRead More

President of Singapore Halimah Yacob and her husband wave to supporters in September 2017.

Singapore’s New President Violates Core Singaporean Values

September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In Singapore, the president is largely a ceremonial figurehead in a system where executive power lies with the prime minister.  However, it’s exactly the symbolic nature of the office and its reflection of core national values that makes this week’s unelected appointment of the country’s eighth president so striking.  OverRead More