Category : Politics

A Look at Congressional Gridlock

Modern American politics has been dominated by one word—gridlock. The last two years of the Bush presidency, with a lame duck Republican President presiding over a Democratic Congress, only gave us a taste of what was to come. The first…

0 Comments / 786 View / July 11, 2014

Politics, Debt and Development: Global Economic Structures

We should stop focusing on poor people in Africa and worry about ourselves. We give way too much aid to poor countries, and it doesn’t even do any good. Poor people need to learn to take care of themselves –…

0 Comments / 469 View / July 10, 2014

Why Philadelphia Should Host the Democratic National Convention in 2016

Right now, the Democratic National Committee is mulling over the city in which the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be hosted. The cities still in contention are Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Birmingham and Phoenix shouldn’t even be…

0 Comments / 124 View / July 9, 2014

Arming the Syrian Opposition: The Perils of Choosing Sides

With the Syrian conflict seeping into the heart of Iraq as the Sunni extremist group ISIS continues to gain territory, President Obama has made an appeal to Congress for a $500 million fund to arm and train the “appropriately vetted…

1 Comment / 217 View / July 6, 2014

Innovation or Gamesmanship? The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Aereo

On June 25th, in one of the most anticipated judicial rulings of the summer, the controversial broadcasting service and start-up Aereo was dealt a critical blow by the Supreme Court. The Court ruled against Aereo and founder Chet Kanojia in…

0 Comments / 86 View / July 5, 2014

Pa’lante, Seleccion

Among the endlessly embarrassing list of movies I have yet to watch, I include the Star Wars trilogy, The Breakfast Club, and Invictus. But over the past few days, it appears that while I have not seen this last movie,…

0 Comments / 75 View / July 5, 2014

Why “Pretty” and “Pretty Brilliant” Work Hand-in-Hand

This June, Verizon Wireless released a new commercial in which parents discipline their daughter by saying, “Don’t get your dress dirty!” and “Why don’t you hand that to your brother?” After the young girl, now depicted as a teenager, glances…

1 Comment / 965 View / July 4, 2014

The Hobby Lobby Case: Whose Freedom Is More Important?

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States, a country widely regarded to value personal freedom, made a mistake which infringes on that widely touted promise yet again. The controversy was over whether religious freedom trumps health…

0 Comments / 157 View / July 3, 2014

Do What You Want? A Male’s Perspective on Campus Rape

As an incoming college freshman, I cannot help but smile when my older friends and family members talk about the various activities and experiences that define the hallowed halls of their schools. My heart melts when I hear of those…

1 Comment / 227 View / July 1, 2014

This Month in Ten Events: June 2014

Clash between Boko Haram and Cameroonian troops. On Sunday June 1st, a conflict occurred between Boko Haram insurgents and Cameroonian military officials. This took place in the region bordering Chad and Nigeria, west of the town of Kousseri. Cameroonian troops killed…

0 Comments / 69 View / June 30, 2014