Nation/World

Despite Many Flaws, Fire and Fury Spurs Important Change

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 5, tens of thousands of copies of Fire and Fury rolled into bookstores, where they were quickly snatched up by eager customers. With paper, audio, and eBook copies combined, there have been over 400,000 books sold, with more than 1,000,000 on order. The cover, a reunion between aRead More

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have engaged in an increasingly threatening feud.

Trump and Kim’s Feud Endangers Americans and Global Stability

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One of the jobs of the President of the United States is to maintain stable foreign relations with other nations across the globe. While this has not always been achieved due to widespread conflict and war, these exceptions do not diminish the essential presidential responsibility to communicate with other worldRead More

To reduce contraband, a New York prison pilot program bans books from certain vendors.

Banning Books in Prisons Contradicts the Correctional Goals

January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On January 9, books were “banned” from New York Prisons. Prisons have faced difficulty with contraband being smuggled into correctional facilities through packages, including inside books, so heavy restrictions were placed on how books can get to inmates. Under a pilot program aimed to curb the widespread contraband problem, inmatesRead More

Dustin Hoffman in the 1984 Broadway production of Death of a Saleman, the play during which he has been accused of sexual assault.

By Confronting Dustin Hoffman, John Oliver Demonstrates True Allyship

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Throughout the public sector, particularly in politics, men claim to be “advocates for women.” For some, such as those who participate in writing laws that protect reproductive rights and that works towards eliminating the gender pay? gap., this statement is legitimate and believable, However, many politicians and public figuresRead More

The Bears Ears Monuments in Utah is one of the sites affected by President Trump’s actions.

By Scaling Down Their Monuments, Trump Attacks Native Americans

December 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  On December 4, President Donald Trump P’00 shrank two national monuments located in Utah. These two monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, were cut 85 percent  and 50 percent, respectively. This is the largest reduction made by any president, the total area of land stripped of protection being largerRead More

California Stands Up For Its Non-Binary Residents

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

California has long housed some of the strongest LGBT+ communities in the world: San Francisco is known as the gay capital of the world; Los Angeles had the first openly gay mayor in America; and the first legally married gay couple were wed in California. The list goes on, andRead More

Two children visit a memorial for the victims of the Sutherland Spring shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

To Manage Gun Violence, Advocates Must Become Moderates

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On November 5, gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, clad in all black tactical gear and armed with a semi-automatic tactical rifle, entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and began firing on churchgoers, killing 25 people and an unborn child and wounding 20 others. The shooting was the fifthRead More

Governor-elect of Virginia Ralph Northam strides onto stage at a campaign event.

One Year After Trump, Progressive Recovery Is In Sight

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

November 8, 2017 marked one year since Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States. As one of the many blemishes marring America’s history, his election is often a painful memory that lingers in the minds of millions across the political spectrum. Despite the horrifying decisions TrumpRead More

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi gives a national address in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on September 19.

How The International Community Misunderstands Myanmar

November 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights,” currently stands accused by all her former admirers of aiding and supporting the “ethnic cleansing” of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.  In the world’s eyes,Read More