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The Politics of the Hyphen

In a speech from 1916, Teddy Roosevelt boldly claimed, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans,…

Gerrymandering and the Government Shutdown

  The recent government shutdown has severely shaken the American people’s faith in their government (even more so than before), and has people wondering “what…

Hope for the 12 Million: A Path to Citizenship

Since the failure of the DREAM Act back in 2010, we have yet to see any meaningful or progressive immigration reform policy. While legislation like…

The Snub Heard ‘Round China

My mom and I seldom talk about politics because of the language barrier and also because I need her to pay my tuition. But a…

Legislating Against Terror

The quote “first, do no harm,” derived from the Latin phrase primum non nocere, is a leading principle for medical practitioners. The idea is that…

A Look Beneath the Surface

The passage of the ASUC’s recent divestment bill has, since its inception, engaged this campus in heated and passionate debate. On the night of the…

While You Were Sleeping

Last night, holed up in the London Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange attempted once more to set the world alight with the release over 1.7 million…