Brazil’s federal law enforcement agencies can’t compete with the “Amazon mafia.” President Bolsonaro’s administration is to blame.
This is the second installment of an opinion series by Colin Mangan focusing on the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Our political director read the leaked draft opinion and reports back on the important details, including the ramifications the decision may have on LGBTQ+ rights.
As an individual’s right to make private choices regarding their body becomes increasingly threatened, especially for the most vulnerable members of America’s population, the question remains: how did the Supreme Court become America’s self-proclaimed authority on abortion rights?
By election day in 2020, despite the universal impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent regulations (i.e. mask mandates and lockdowns), perceptions of the pandemic differed wildly between Democrats and Republicans. How did such a universal problem as the COVID-19 pandemic become politicized?
By looking at failed American political parties, what they stood for, who made up their voter base, and why they fell, we can better understand our two-party system.
When citizens of the United States cast their ballots for President in the popular vote, they elect a slate of electors called the United States Electoral College. The discussion of whether or not the Electoral College should be abolished is an ongoing argument among American citizens.
With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics wrapping up, I thought it would be a great time to look back at the Olympics and the many issues which plagued it. The Olympics are meant to be a friendly competition in which the world competes for medals and praise. It is supposed to be the best athletes in the world proudly representing their countries, in a bid to link the world together in a joint event. What happens if the world does not want to link together?
Corporations often boast new initiatives to reduce their pollution, plastic use, reliance on non-renewable energy, or whatever else is topical in the public discourse. These corporations try to sell these initiatives to the public as corporate social responsibility—companies taking it upon themselves to help their communities and society as a whole. However, the primary motive behind these actions is likely financial. Shifts in regulations and consumer behavior have made it easier for corporations to benefit financially from doing the “right thing.”
It’s a cold winter night in Moscow, 1991. Although it’s the day after Christmas, the mood in the Red Square and the rest of the country is far from cheerful. It’s now 7:32 p.m, and as a crowd looks on, the flag of the Soviet Union is lowered for the final time over the Kremlin.
On Tuesday, February 1, Amnesty International published a report titled “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity”—officially joining B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in condemning Israel’s systematic oppression of Palestinians as a criminal act of apartheid.
Representation, at its core, is defined as “a making present again” or “the making present in some sense of something which is nevertheless not present literally or in fact.” However, in a democratic sense, representation goes beyond the simplistically unrefined definition above.
The following is an interview with Mikayla Ridley conducted on February 11, eight days after she dropped out of the NY-22 congressional race.
With my admittedly nihilistic beliefs at the forefront, I’d like to make a proposition that will be universally well-received: if we’re all going to sit through this, we may as well have a couple of drinks so that it doesn’t feel so damn miserable. This guiding principle led me to put together a drinking game of sorts, although drinking during the SOTU is less of a fun, quirky activity and more of an act of self-preservation.
President Joe Biden has announced that Russia has amassed troops on its Ukrainian border capable of launching a full invasion. American intelligence has speculated that Russia intends to invade Ukraine and either install a pro-Russian government or annex it altogether.
In recent weeks, the Biden Administration has intensified its diplomatic and military efforts to keep Ukraine within NATO’s sphere of influence under the pretext of a supposed Russian ground invasion of the Donbass (i.e. the Easternmost region of Ukraine) in the near future.