If I were President Obama, I might be asking myself, “How did I get here?” “What happened […]
In 1976, just three years after the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision in Roe v. Wade, Republican congressman Henry […]
Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended over sixty thousand children fleeing abysmal conditions in Central America. These numbers represent an exponential increase in the number of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United States each year from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. While some politicians have labeled the situation as a pressing national security issue, others have used it as a platform to advocate for immigration reform. However, neither argument offers long-term solutions because they do not mitigate the structural problems in Central America that are causing this mass immigration. Washington must treat the state of affairs in Central America as a humanitarian crisis and provide sufficient relief in order to proactively avert the regional violence that propels the surge of Latino children towards our borders.
The global community continues to hear about the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine. At the NATO summit in Wales on September 5th, Prime Minister Poroshenko called on NATO nations to come to the defense of Ukraine in light of the latest failed cease–fire. While the conflict between the two countries is becoming increasingly more serious, Ukraine’s reliance on NATO is not the solution to the problem.
If you’re a college student, you’ve most likely heard that “no means no”. Universities around the United States have taken multiple approaches to the sexual assault epidemic affecting our campuses, offering mandatory orientations, campus advocates and social media campaigns, all under the premise that if you’re uncomfortable with something, speak up. But many fail to recognize that the problem with this logic is that it blames sexual assault on the victim for not clearly saying no. For all intents and purposes, ambivalence and silence under “no means no” are the same as tacit consent. In light of 55 universities being federally investigated for their handling of sexual assault cases, California lawmakers unanimously passed SB-967, or “Yes Means Yes”, providing a new definition of consent that challenges the outdated and victim-blaming status quo.
Recently in Illinois, a middle school banned girls from wearing yoga pants or leggings because they were deemed […]
The conflict in Syria has resulted in the greatest humanitarian disaster of recent times. In 1945, […]
The summer of 2013 was a time of unprecedented judicial decisions. Throughout the months of June and July, […]
Janet Mock made her major media debut this February by appearing on the CNN prime time talk show, […]
It is in China’s interest as of late to start exerting real influence over North Korea. China has […]
In a speech from 1916, Teddy Roosevelt boldly claimed, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated […]
American culture characterizes the narrative of the Asian American as being highly educated, disciplined, wealthy, successful, and assimilated. […]
The recent government shutdown has severely shaken the American people’s faith in their government (even more so […]
Since the failure of the DREAM Act back in 2010, we have yet to see any meaningful or […]
This past month Representative Tim Huelskamp from Kansas said the GOP’s plan to cut social programs including […]
Last Monday, in a press release that marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Aurora, House Minority […]
My mom and I seldom talk about politics because of the language barrier and also because I need […]
Harvard “history” professor Niall Ferguson said that John Maynard Keynes was short-sighted because he was gay and childless. […]