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Affirmative action positions Asian Americans in identity purgatory

An Oct. 2018 lawsuit regarding Harvard’s alleged discriminatory admissions process against Asian-Americans garnered national media attention, bringing to light at least two issues in affirmative action and where Asians should stand on it. In a...

Washington Post lawsuit highlights prominence of unethical reporting

On Feb. 20, it was made public that the family of Nicholas Sandmann was suing The Washington Post for a hefty $250 million over the rhetoric the paper used to report an incident involving...

Trump’s national emergency sets a dangerous precedent for partisan politics

Unsatisfied with the bipartisan agreement to allocate roughly $1.4 billion towards new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to get the full amount of funding that...

The candidate pool for 2020 shows just how unpredictable the next presidential election will...

Though the 2020 presidential election is not happening in the immediate future, there has been a recent surge in announcements pertaining to the event. Whether it’s exploratory committees or official declarations to run for...

“Pay to stay” scheme reveals the troubling evolution of immigration law enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security recently made public one of their latest sting operations designed to crack down on fraudulent student visas and instigators of illegal immigration: the University of Farmington. The Michigan-based fake...

Governor Cuomo’s resistance to religious pressure is an example for all politicians

Shortly after signing a bill that strengthened the legal protections to an abortion on Jan. 22, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York was met with condemnation by his religious constituents, some of who...

After gambling with security and federal jobs, Trump has played himself into a corner

On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump surprised the nation in an unexpected decision to end the longest U.S. government shutdown in history for a period of three weeks while continuing to debate border security....

What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump

In the aftermath of the most recent midterm elections and the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there has been one standout taking the media by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brought into the spotlight after...

Cancelling Kevin Hart sacrifices humor for political correctness

On Jan. 3, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” aired an interview with Kevin Hart in which Hart discussed his resurfaced tweets that came about shortly after the announcement went public that he would be hosting...

Facebook must change its course or lose all user trust

In this year alone, Facebook has not been able to catch a break. 2018 has brought allegations of data mismanagement, security breaches and cooptation in hate speech aimed at the social media giant. As...