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Korean War veterans gather in Seoul to protest North Korean nuclear threats in March, 2016.

To Combat North Korea, Trump Must Listen To The Voices of Seoul

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In 2010, Yeonpyeong Island of South Korea was bombarded by North Korean artillery. It was the closest the two nations had ever come to reigniting a conflict that had stood still for 57 years — the Korean War. While these events were happening, I was living in Singapore, and tooRead More

President Trump’s Policies Are Destroying Our Planet

April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For President Donald Trump P ’00, the environment is a trivial concern. While he has ranged from having an “open mind” about climate change to describing it as a hoax created by China, Mr. Trump has been adamant that reinvigorating the coal industry and preserving American jobs are some ofRead More

An anti-referendum poster in Zurich, Switzerland originally stating, “Unchecked naturalization? No to an easier path to citizenship.” 
Vandalized to read “Unchecked incitement? No — Yes to an easier path to citizenship.”

Switzerland’s Immigration Referendum Is No Better Than America’s Muslim Ban

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Are you angry about President Trump’s P’00 recent executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority states for 90 days?  Are you outraged over the White House’s plans for “extreme vetting” of these immigrants?  You have every right to be.  The hastily arranged order not only panicked legitimate visa holders and theirRead More

Obamacare Trumps The GOP

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the past seven years, Republicans have repeatedly vowed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Although the party has always spoken vaguely on the subject, the GOP finally released a bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), to the public on March 6, 2017.  Fortunately, after facing overwhelming opposition, President DonaldRead More

Trump Banned My Grandmother

Trump Banned My Grandmother

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

My father left my mother, sister, and I when I was about two years old, for reasons unknown to me. I’m not ashamed to admit this publicly, and it rarely crosses my mind. In fact, I am often proud to admit that my mother single-handedly supported my sister and meRead More

Thawing the New Cold war

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Vladimir Putin is no angel, no democrat, no moderate, and no sophisticate.  Action shots of the shirtless sixty-five-year-old, intended to inspire admiration for a gallant man by ordinary Russians, don’t inspire me. His repression of political opposition, his anti-LGBT crusade, and other effects of his revival of Russian Orthodoxy easilyRead More

Sandra Leon '19 jubilantly protests at the Women's March in Hartford, Conn., following inauguration day.

Scores of Students Engage in Anti-Trump Protests

January 27, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

Protesters turned out in crowds of half a million plus last Saturday, January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington following a controversial inauguration day. At the same time, millions more participated in “sister marches” held in over 600 locations worldwide. Dozens of spirited Choate students were among them. ChoateRead More

Putting the Bully in the Bully Pulpit

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From insulting the family of a gold-star soldier to mocking a disabled New York Times reporter, Donald Trump P’00 has proven himself willing to tear down anyone who disagrees with him. He is notorious for taking to social media to respond to any naysayers, most recently starting a scandal afterRead More

Eight Years Later: Thanks, Obama

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At 12:00 p.m. today, Donald Trump, Choate P ’00, will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Barack Obama’s time as president will officially be over. Implications surrounding a Trump presidency aside, the loss of Obama is a tragedy of its own. Throughout his eight yearsRead More