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Detroit: A City Under Financial Distress

By Larry Liu Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has declared the city of Detroit to be in a state of emergency due to its inability to balance the budget and to pay off its debts. According to the Citizen’s Research Council, [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition
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Jason Collins: Sports Comes to the Political Arena

By Gregory Segal At the beginning of his landmark essay in Sports Illustrated, NBA Center Jason Collins writes, “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, [...]

May 14, 2013 National, Online Only

Dignity for All

By: Jonathan Fried Extreme ideological polarization and large structural deficits are a match made in hell. Indeed, it is quite possible that, given the yawning chasm between congressional Democrats and Republicans, the U.S. will stagger from one mild fiscal crisis [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition

“First World Problem”: Western Media and Global Rape Culture

by Vanessa Koh The brutal rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old student in India have sparked outrage and protests against endemic gendered violence. However, there is something unsettling about the way western media has relayed the story of this [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition

History Repeats Itself…Sort Of?

By: Chad Klitzman A CIA operative orchestrates an elaborate plot to rescue six Iranian hostages in Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” America’s 16th president illustrates the power of compromise as he works to pass the thirteenth amendment in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” And, [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition

Lobbyists, Votes, And Money, Oh My!

By: Benjamin Droz There is a reason why I read political books. It is not because I love the often dry, statistics-filled, obviously self-promoting style of similar texts; it is because these texts often have a therapeutic quality. I follow [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition

The Politics of Homeland

By: Nadia Tareen As I was scrolling through the latest headlines on January 3, one particular news story quickly caught my eye: “Taliban leader Nazir killed in drone strike.” As an avid fan of the series “Homeland,” I marveled at [...]

May 5, 2013 National, Print Edition
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The Myth of the “Latino Vote”: Why Latinos Should be Treated as a Heterogeneous Constituency

By Paul Maneri In the aftermath of Barack Obama’s victory in last year’s Presidential Election, much of the political commentary from both sides of the aisle has focused on the President’s significant advantage with minority voters. The “Latino Vote”, in [...]

March 11, 2013 National, Online Only

From Polls to Policy: A New Horizon for Latinos and Immigration Reform

By: Gabriel Delaney Comprehensive immigration reform is a policy accomplishment that has eluded President Obama thus far in his presidency. The whole of Congress has stalled on the issue, leaving behind more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in a state [...]

March 6, 2013 National, Print Edition

Drugs, Cars, Homes, and Dogs: Assessing Privacy & Police Searches in Two U.S. Supreme Court Cases

By: Tomas Piedrahita On October 31, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for two cases involving the use of drug-sniffing dogs. At the heart of these cases, Florida v. Harris and Florida v. Jardines, is the Fourth [...]

March 6, 2013 National, Print Edition