SIMI VALLEY, CA  - SEPT 15: The CNN Republican Candidate Debate at the Reagan Presidential Library on September 16, 2015. Jake Tapper will be the moderator for the CNN Republican Presidential Candidate Debate from the Library on the 17th.

Carly Fiorina Trumps Trump

On September 16, the eleven top tier GOP candidates clashed on stage in a much-anticipated debate. While this group remained relatively unchanged, there was one notable addition, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. With such a crowded field, some of the candidates were expected to have a break out moment. The debate, sponsored by CNN…

Illustration by Caroline Dierksheide

The Stubborn Nails of China

For over a year, Luo Baogen and his wife lived in a house in the middle of a major road in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. The government asked them to move to make room for a highway but, unwilling to give up their recently renovated home for inadequate compensation, they stayed put and…

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The Supreme Court Rules for Politics

Late last month, the Supreme Court handed down two huge decisions in the cases of Obergfell v. Hodges and King v. Burwell , respectively legalizing gay marriage nationwide and saving the Affordable Care Act. But in each case, the reasoning behind the majority’s decision was highly questionable. Both cases represented a continuation of a disturbing…


Reparations for Conservatives

If conservative Americans and their elected representatives thought of their history of racism as a financial debt that must be repaid to their creditors, would they be more likely to support reparations for African-Americans? Paying off the national debt, though not headline news at the moment, has been the conservative rallying cry since the twilight…


Towards Sustainable World Agriculture

In 2008, author and activist Michael Pollan wrote an open letter to President Obama, the new “Farmer in Chief,” advocating for a sweeping agricultural reform. Pollan argued that reform would make our food healthier, less oil-dependent, and more environmentally friendly. Seven years later, the Obama administration has done little to address this issue. Though typically…

Illustration by Alicia Yang

A Global Market for Organs

According to the American Transplant Foundation, an average of twenty-one people die every day in the US alone due to a shortage of organs available for transplant, powerless against their personal health challenges. Most patients wait years to rise higher on the list, with approximately seven percent dying before ever receiving the transplant that could…

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