• Uncontroversial Contraceptives
  • Oblivious
  • ISIL: Explained
  • Kids in Jail
  • An International Look at Ferguson
  • Cruel and Usual
  • Uncontroversial Contraceptives

    Uncontroversial Contraceptives

    BY ALICIA YANG A diverse coalition of actors agree that birth control should be offered over the counter. Most Democrats, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, several anti-abortion Republican Senate nominees, and presumably many women have reached this consensus just a month before midterm elections. This sudden shift has […]

  • Oblivious

    Oblivious

    BY ARYEH MELLMAN The shooting of Michael Brown is just one example of the notion that in a myriad of ways in their everyday lives, people with black skin are treated differently than people with white skin. But don’t just take it from me: ask President Obama, who remarked in […]

  • ISIL: Explained

    ISIL: Explained

    BY JOE LENOFF Background I don’t believe it is possible to understand the modern Middle East without first understanding the spread of Islam, colonialism, and the US War in Iraq in 2003. So, we start our story in the year 632 with the death of the Muslim prophet Mohammad and […]

  • Kids in Jail

    Kids in Jail

    BY BENJAMIN SZANTON There are many milestones in the lives of kids growing up in Missouri. They learn to ride a bike, head off to kindergarten and graduate elementary school. Then, with their twelfth birthday, they reach a big one: the ability to be charged as adults by their state’s […]

  • An International Look at Ferguson

    An International Look at Ferguson

    BY RUBY ARORA The armored vehicles roll in, and tear gas fills the air. The officers stand still as stone, impassable, with their bulletproof vests, gas masks, and riot gear. The crowd is weary of the fight yet passionate for the cause. The smoke bombs and flash grenades and rubber […]

  • Cruel and Usual

    Cruel and Usual

    BY SAMUEL KLEIN In a harshly lit room, a physician, an employee of the state, twists open three valves in sequence. Lethal chemicals, often from an undisclosed source, rush down narrow plastic tubing into the veins of a condemned inmate. Within a few minutes, the inmate’s heart stops beating, leaving […]

 

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Uncontroversial Contraceptives

Uncontroversial Contraceptives

BY ALICIA YANG A diverse coalition of actors agree that birth control should be offered over the counter. Most Democrats, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, several anti-abortion Republican Senate nominees, and presumably...

 

Recidivism and Rehabilitation

Recidivism and Rehabilitation

BY XIAOCHANG SONG It is a central doctrine of American exceptionalism that America is the land of opportunity and second chances. We embrace the heartwarming tale of the penniless man who pulls himself up by his bootstraps, and we proudly assert...

 

Better Know My District

Better Know My District

BY CHARLIE THAU This summer, I had the privilege of working at the district office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who represents New York’s 10th District. As the summer began, I wondered whether the experience would culminate in my finally...

 

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ISIL: Explained

ISIL: Explained

BY JOE LENOFF Background I don’t believe it is possible to understand the modern Middle East without first understanding the spread of Islam, colonialism, and the US War in Iraq in 2003. So, we start our story in the year 632 with the death...

 

Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

Fascists and Futurists: The Art of Violence

A Futurist Poem by Marinetti BY GABRIEL RUBIN Typically, when someone crashes his car into a ditch, he does not tend to exclaim, “I felt my heart pierced deliciously by the red-hot iron of joy.” Unless, of course, that car crash leads him...

 

Crises of Nationalism

Crises of Nationalism

BY JOE LENOFF In the aftermath of the First World War, the European states dismantled the Ottoman Empire and designed a system by which the Middle East would be carved into separate states ruled by people the Europeans themselves hand-picked....