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Jason Zhou

Undergraduate at the University of Chicago

Emailghazi Emailghazi!

Yet another scandal has cropped up around presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. This time, she is under fire for using a private email account while at the State Department instead of using a government email. This revelation has reignited debate over…

0 Comments / 95 View / April 1, 2015

Long Live Gerrymandering: A Great American Tradition

This Monday, the Supreme Court heard the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The case arises from a 2000 referendum in which Arizonans voted to give a 5-person independent commission the power to draw district lines for…

0 Comments / 86 View / March 20, 2015

The Folly of Elected Judges

This past week there was a showdown in Alabama over the issuance of gay marriage licenses. U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade had struck down Alabama’s bans on same-sex marriage in January and the Supreme Court refused to grant a…

0 Comments / 86 View / February 24, 2015

Romney Bows Out of the 2016 Race

On January 30, former Republican nominee for President Mitt Romney decided to officially drop out of the race to represent the Republican party again in the 2016 Presidential Election. Romney had originally stated that he had no plans to run,…

0 Comments / 78 View / February 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks: the Consequences

On January 7th, 2015, Cherif and Said Kouachi killed the contributors to French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo for their caricatures of Muhammad. They had ties to Al-Qaeda in Yemen, through which it is believed their attacks were planned. This is…

0 Comments / 338 View / January 16, 2015

Why Everyone Should Care About Justice Ginsburg’s Health

Last Wednesday, November 26, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital and underwent a procedure to implant a stent in her right coronary artery to alleviate a blockage. In the past she has also been treated…

0 Comments / 129 View / December 3, 2014

Elections 2014: The Consequences

This November, a Republican Congress was voted into office, picking up at least 8 seats in the Senate and twelve seats in the House. Meanwhile, voter turnout was lowest since World War II due to widespread disillusionment with the government….

1 Comment / 105 View / November 24, 2014

Revisionism and Historiography: Teaching History in America

For my birthday this year, one of my friends gave me the book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen. The AP U.S. History class I took in Junior year was one…

2 Comments / 418 View / October 7, 2014

Carlsen pens contract and Caruana dominates

Earlier this month, the eyes of the chess world have been fixated on St. Louis, Missouri. The highest rated tournament in the world—ever—was taking place. The World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, the world number two, three, five, eight, and nine were…

0 Comments / 198 View / September 17, 2014

The God Particle: Two Years Later

In July, 2012, researchers at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, announced the discovery of a new, never-before-seen particle. In March, 2013, it was confirmed to be the Higgs boson, popularly called the God Particle. The Higgs boson…

1 Comment / 202 View / September 4, 2014