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June 13, 2021
UNITED STATES
The Case for Military Justice Reform
BY ETHAN MORALES
For eight years, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced the same bill in...
Voting Behind Bars: Why Incarceration Should Not Limit the Right to Vote
BY SANJANA MANJESHWAR
On March 2, as congressmembers considered the For the People Act, a bill that would...
WORLD
The Child Made Your Chocolate
BY GARRETT LAYTON
Modern Slavery Individuals at the bottom in a supply chain are often separated from the...
Trauma Such as This in Peacetime: The Story of the 2020 Belarusian Protests
BY KATHERINE BOOSKA
“I saw bruises that covered their entire bodies...I was particularly struck by a bruise on...
CALIFORNIA
Weathering the Storm: How California Needs to Adapt to Sea Level Rise
BY ERIKA HSU
The classic postcard image of beautiful wide, sandy beaches in California is under threat by...
Cash v. Climate Change: A Dangerous Mix for CA Politics
BY IZZY VINYARD
In recent years, the world has been focusing its collective policy making efforts towards combating...
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A New Era of Hong Kong
BY XIANTAO WANG ON MAY 27, 2021
“Two-thousand and eighty-five votes in favor, zero against, and one abstention. [The bill is] passed!” On March 11, 2021, nearly 3,000 Chinese lawmakers passed the…
R/Wallstreetbets: Occupying the Virtual Wall Street
BY TESSA STAPP ON MAY 3, 2021
Towards the end of January 2021, there came stock market turbulence that caused the largest mass stock sell off since the onset of the COVID-19…
The Case for D.C. Statehood
BY MURONG YAO ON APRIL 23, 2021
On January 6, as violent Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building in an act of insurrection against the results of the recent presidential election, Capitol…
South Asians in American Politics
BY VIDHI PRASAD ON APRIL 18, 2021
The rise of the right in India follows global trends of conservative influence. On the contrary, there has been a rise in South Asian Americans…
Armchair Classicism, the Politics of the Past, and You
BY JORDAN MURPHY ON APRIL 15, 2021
Watching the House impeachment proceedings the week after the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, I found myself baffled by the face mask…
Why Do Chinese Liberal Intellectuals and Dissidents Support Trump?
BY XIANTAO WANG ON MARCH 20, 2021
If you were watching the Republican National Convention in August last year, you may have spotted something interesting: a blind Chinese dissident named Chen Guangcheng…
I Love America and America Hates Me, Episode #2
BY MARCUS TAN ON MARCH 10, 2021
Summary: In the second episode of “I Love America and America Hates Me”, Jordan and Patty discuss forms of proportional voting as alternatives to plurality…
What A Biden Presidency Means For U.S.-China Relations
BY XIANTAO WANG ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021
On November 8, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump was welcomed to China by his “good friend” President Xi Jinping, who held an extravagant ceremony at…
I Love America and America Hates Me, Episode #1
BY MARCUS TAN ON FEBRUARY 3, 2021
Jordan Murphy and Patty Yao, in the first episode of I Love America and America Hates Me, discuss how the United States’ first-past-the-post, winner-take-all-voting system…
Homeland: Life in the Disputed West Bank
BY NIKOLAI SCHWEBER ON JANUARY 16, 2021
Israeli-Arab diplomatic breakthroughs mean little for West Bank residents August 2020 —A crowd of hundreds marches towards the outskirts of the Palestinian town of Turmus’ayya.…
Double Standards in the Olympics and Beyond
BY TESSA STAPP ON JANUARY 4, 2021
Marginalized groups are running an entirely different race Utilizing Caster Semenya as an entryway into the discussion, this article aims to understand the correlation between…
TIK, TOK, BOOM
BY RYAN HORNE ON DECEMBER 19, 2020
Tiktok has been a bright spot of care-free entertainment during an otherwise tumultuous year for many young Americans. Whether participating in viral dance challenges, drinking…
Artificial Intelligence and the Loss of Humanity
BY XIANTAO WANG ON NOVEMBER 15, 2020
The term “artificial intelligence,” or AI, has become a buzzword in recent years. Optimists see AI as the panacea to society’s most fundamental problems, from…
Technology as a Masculinist Institution
BY XIANTAO WANG ON NOVEMBER 10, 2020
On August 10, 2019, prison guards found a man dead in a jail cell in Manhattan. The way he died stood in sharp contrast with…
The Mail Has Always Been Political
BY GRACE CHOPRA WHITTEN ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Among my peers and on the black hole that is the Twittersphere, I have seen a slew of comments expressing disbelief and confusion over the…
The Politics of The Yeehaw Agenda
BY GRACE CHOPRA WHITTEN ON NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Old Town Road was not born into a void. Lil Nas X’s genre-shattering fusion of trap and country influence was just one of the manifestations…
Skyrocketing Unemployment Presents Need for a One Fair Wage
BY MURONG YAO ON OCTOBER 24, 2020
As unemployment skyrocketed during the first few months of the Covid-19 lockdown, one group of workers stood at a particular disadvantage. Tipped service workers in…
COVID-19 and the Future of UBI: Interview with David Kim
BY NIKOLAI SCHWEBER ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
Major crisis events have a way of transforming society. The Black Death, a bacterial plague that led to the deadliest pandemic in history during the…
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