• Do You Want Fries (or Voters) with That?: the GOP and the Minimum Wage

    Do You Want Fries (or Voters) with That?: the GOP and the Minimum Wage

    Chris Christie is facing criticism for his comments to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am. I don’t think there’s […]

  • 2014 Gubernatorial Elections: A Race to Remember

    2014 Gubernatorial Elections: A Race to Remember

    Forget Senate midterms. History is in the making in the gubernatorial elections. This year nearly half a dozen incumbents are in the fight for their lives, and the competition is stiff all around. Since 1984, when six incumbents […]

  • Mary Landrieu is one of four southern Democratic women looking to help Democrats keep the Senate in the 2014 elections.

    Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

    Though the House of Representatives will almost surely remain in the hands of the Republicans after this year’s midterm elections, control of the U.S. Senate is in flux. Republicans are looking to take back the Senate and […]

  • Government Surveillance: When There’s a Way, There’s a Will

    Government Surveillance: When There’s a Way, There’s a Will

    In class last week, we debated the US government’s policy of spying on the digital and telephonic communications of its citizens.  To a few, myself included, the fact that the NSA collects the phone records of millions of citizens daily and is spying on […]

  • Institutional Incompetence:  A Parallel Case Between Roger Goodell and Hillary Clinton

    Institutional Incompetence: A Parallel Case Between Roger Goodell and Hillary Clinton

    As the leaves began to turn and the weather became cooler, countless Americans turned to one of our greatest fall traditions—spending the weekends watching football. The outset of this particular football season, however, was marred by controversies […]

  • The Disturbing Revival of Anti-Semitism

    The Disturbing Revival of Anti-Semitism

    In response to the conflict this year between Israel and Hamas, many across Europe have resorted to anti-Semitic demonstrations and desecrations in protest of Israeli military action. Such activity has caused one of Europe’s most fervent anti-Semitic […]

  • The End of Gender Inequality With a Wave of the Wand

    The End of Gender Inequality With a Wave of the Wand

    From Harry Potter actress and dazzlingly successful model to Ivy League graduate and appointment as the new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson is the definition of a “good” role model. On September 20th, Emma delivered a […]

  • To Protect And To Serve

    To Protect And To Serve

    When police officers in Ferguson killed Michael Brown, they renewed an emotionally charged discussion about police brutality against minorities. Thousands took to the streets to express their outrage, which at first focused on these racial tensions. The […]

  • The President’s Discomfort Zone

    The President’s Discomfort Zone

    The War on Terror just doesn’t end. With ISIS grabbing recent media headlines as the face of global terrorism, President Obama has done exactly what every military advisor told him not to do: engaged ISIS, not with […]

  • A Tenuous Union: Catalonia’s Campaign for Independence from Spain

    A Tenuous Union: Catalonia’s Campaign for Independence from Spain

    In the wake of the Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom—which, as voters demonstrated a week ago, was unsuccessful—a similar nationalist sentiment prevails in the Catalonian region of Spain. While at the present considered illegitimate, […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm / in Domestic Politics

Do You Want Fries (or Voters) with That?: the GOP and the Minimum Wage

Chris Christie is facing criticism for his comments to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. “I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am. I don’t think there’s […]

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by / on October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm / in Domestic Politics

2014 Gubernatorial Elections: A Race to Remember

Forget Senate midterms. History is in the making in the gubernatorial elections. This year nearly half a dozen incumbents are in the fight for their lives, and the competition is stiff all around. Since 1984, when six incumbents […]

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by / on October 20, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Domestic Politics

Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Though the House of Representatives will almost surely remain in the hands of the Republicans after this year’s midterm elections, control of the U.S. Senate is in flux. Republicans are looking to take back the Senate and […]

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by / on October 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Domestic Politics

Government Surveillance: When There’s a Way, There’s a Will

In class last week, we debated the US government’s policy of spying on the digital and telephonic communications of its citizens.  To a few, myself included, the fact that the NSA collects the phone records of millions of citizens daily and is spying on […]

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm / in Domestic Politics, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Institutional Incompetence: A Parallel Case Between Roger Goodell and Hillary Clinton

As the leaves began to turn and the weather became cooler, countless Americans turned to one of our greatest fall traditions—spending the weekends watching football. The outset of this particular football season, however, was marred by controversies […]

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by / on October 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa

The Disturbing Revival of Anti-Semitism

In response to the conflict this year between Israel and Hamas, many across Europe have resorted to anti-Semitic demonstrations and desecrations in protest of Israeli military action. Such activity has caused one of Europe’s most fervent anti-Semitic […]

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm / in International Politics

The End of Gender Inequality With a Wave of the Wand

From Harry Potter actress and dazzlingly successful model to Ivy League graduate and appointment as the new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson is the definition of a “good” role model. On September 20th, Emma delivered a […]

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by / on September 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm / in Domestic Politics

To Protect And To Serve

When police officers in Ferguson killed Michael Brown, they renewed an emotionally charged discussion about police brutality against minorities. Thousands took to the streets to express their outrage, which at first focused on these racial tensions. The […]

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by / on September 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

The President’s Discomfort Zone

The War on Terror just doesn’t end. With ISIS grabbing recent media headlines as the face of global terrorism, President Obama has done exactly what every military advisor told him not to do: engaged ISIS, not with […]

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by / on September 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

A Tenuous Union: Catalonia’s Campaign for Independence from Spain

In the wake of the Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom—which, as voters demonstrated a week ago, was unsuccessful—a similar nationalist sentiment prevails in the Catalonian region of Spain. While at the present considered illegitimate, […]

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