Censor That Sh*t

Is censorship in California school districts an issue that the public’s ignored? Do school districts have the right to ban books from their libraries or restrict student access to literary materials? …

The Twisted Path of Kenyan Politics

Kenyans queueing to vote, on 8 August 2017, anticipated the standard sequence of events – some bribery and dishonesty at polling stations, aggressive police officers assaulting journalists, and heated…

Living in Solitude

In May 2010, a sixteen year old boy was arrested and held in solitary confinement  for two years as he awaited trial. Kalief Browder allegedly stole a backpack, and paid for it by sitting alone in a d…

The Road to Indiana

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana recently signed into law a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which shares a near identical title to twenty other states’ acts and one federal law signed in 1993 u…

Muted By Money

The Citizens United Supreme Court case has not only revolutionized campaign finance but has also solidified the immutable power of corporate companies. The Court ultimately decided that corporations a…

The Real Effects of Filibuster Reform

Last month, for the first time in its history, the Senate changed its procedure on filibusters. Though the majority party has threatened to use the nuclear option for years, Senate Democrats finally i…