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June 15, 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...
Posts tagged as “reform”
The Case for Military Justice Reform
BY ETHAN MORALES ON MAY 25, 2021
For eight years, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced the same bill in the Senate: the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA). Despite the…
Revolutionizing Sex Work? The Growth of OnlyFans Within a Hostile Working Environment
BY ETHANPAK ON JANUARY 18, 2021
In early August of 2020, actress and child-star Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans account captured the attention of many young adults when she posted a highly edited…
Whither Vietnam? A Q&A with Professor T.J. Pempel
BY CALEB GROEN ON JUNE 21, 2019
In light of Donald Trump’s recent Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Caleb Groen asks Professor T.J. Pempel how the Vietnamese communist party liberalized the…
Lights, Camera, Deregulation! Big Banks Get Their Big Break
BY ANA SINGH ON DECEMBER 27, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tackling one of America’s most dire, pressing issues, Congress turned its attention in March away from passé, low-stakes issues like gun control and immigration to —…
Did California Just Cash Out?
BY OLD WRITER ON DECEMBER 1, 2018
On August 28th, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 10 to eliminate cash bail in in the state. After advocating for the removal of cash…
Make Education Great Again
BY NIKHIL DILIP ON APRIL 19, 2017
How politics and campaign funding affects the future of school reform “If confirmed, will you insist upon that equal accountability in any K-12 school or…
Detention or Detox: Deconstructing America’s New Face of Heroin
BY NICOLAS FRIEDLICH ON JANUARY 23, 2017
Austin, Indiana, in many ways, is remarkably unremarkable. A small, mostly white, non-Hispanic population nestled in the center of the state, Austin may be your…
The Reformation Conundrum
BY DAVE BENGARDI ON JANUARY 20, 2016
Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali is wrong. Islam does not need a reformation. The rise of ISIS has created a number of question about the nature of…
After Every Winter Comes Spring: Tunisia’s Democratic Flowering
BY YUN RU PHUA ON MARCH 31, 2015
On December 17th,  2010, a 26 year-old vegetable-seller named Mohamed Bouazizi had his unlicensed cart and products confiscated by a policewoman in the Tunisian city…
Three Decades Late: U.S.-Cuba Relations
BY YUN RU PHUA ON MARCH 30, 2015
Fifty-four years after diplomatic fallout, the United States and Cuba are finally ready to let bygones be bygones. In his State of the Union address…
Janet Napolitano’s Freshman Year: An Undertaking of Too Many Units?
BY RUOCHEN HUANG ON NOVEMBER 13, 2014
On September 20, 2013, Janet Napolitano began her tenure as the 20th president of the University of California system. Since then, she has engaged in…
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Homeland: Life in the Disputed West Bank
BY NIKOLAI SCHWEBER
Israeli-Arab diplomatic breakthroughs mean little for West Bank residents August 2020 —A crowd of hundreds...
What Makes a Terrorist, What Makes an Ally
BY GARRETT LAYTON
As members of the United States, we are given a designated list of what groups...
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