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America and the world: where Democrats will differ in 2020

It is the beginning of the new year, a new congress has been sworn in and that, of course, means we need to start talking about presidential politics. Mostly because three candidates (Elizabeth Warren,...

With the rise of Uber, the taxi industry is too small to survive

Throughout the past decade, the ridesharing company Uber has established its prominence in the transportation industry worldwide. A fixture of the sharing economy that is developing  among millennials, Uber’s growth has largely displaced the...

With a chance to show genuine remorse, Ariana Grande plays victim instead

Always somewhere in the midst of the public eye, pop singer Ariana Grande has recently found herself once more in its center after displaying a photo of her latest tattoo online. Written in Japanese,...

The VA Mission Act is a false promise and must be revised

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in an attempt to completely reform today’s veteran medical care system, wants to shift billions of dollars to private healthcare. The VA is one of the cabinet departments...

Unknown territory ahead as the president claims he can pardon himself

On June 4, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself, a novel and unprecedented legal claim that he apparently considers his constitutional right. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has...

Asian representation in media is rising, but it’s not enough

2018 saw a large increase in the amount of Asian and Asian-American representation in pop culture, most notably with the premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Hollywood’s first movie with an all Asian cast in...

ANTIFA’s incivility at Tucker Carlson’s home epitomizes the problems with political discourse today

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, a group of “anti-fascist” protesters gathered outside of Tucker Carlson’s home in Northwest Washington D.C. The local anti-fascist organization (ANTIFA)  stayed for roughly 15 minutes until local police officers arrived....

What America needs to learn about overseas intervention

America’s tendency to interfere in affairs overseas has put the world under an unofficial “American Empire.” Although the term ‘empire’ is not used by the United States directly, other countries which express opposition to...

Guns and Brazil: Bolsonaro seeks a simple solution to a complex problem

On Jan. 15, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro publicly signed a temporary decree essentially making it easier for civilians to purchase and own firearms. His actions were an attempt to fulfill one of his major...

The curious case of white people against Marie Kondo

The Netflix series "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" has taken the world by storm since its debut. The star of the show, Marie Kondo, is a pleasant Japanese consultant who helps people clean up...