• For the Sake of Jingoism
  • The New American Dream
  • Cortex Aims High
  • Blood on Their Doorposts
  • Sporting Sweatshops: The Wins and Losses of Being a “Student-Athlete”
  • Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?
  • For the Sake of Jingoism

    For the Sake of Jingoism

    BY ARI SPITZER Amidst photos friends had posted, and articles about the FIFA World Cup that populated my newsfeed, a headline appeared: “Search for Israeli Teenagers Ends in Tragedy.” Slowly but surely with each refresh, the headline and others like it pervaded my social networks. Three yeshiva students in Israel, […]

  • The New American Dream

    The New American Dream

    BY GRACE PORTELANCE On the surface, the unpaid internship is an insane prospect for a college student: why would anyone, particularly someone who is likely garnering large amounts of debt, choose to work unpaid? You don’t need to be an econ major to see that this is a ter­rible deal […]

  • Cortex Aims High

    Cortex Aims High

    BY NICOLAS HINSCH Of all of the neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis, few are changing faster than the area of midtown between the Washington University Medical Center and Saint Louis University. Previously pockmarked by post-industrial ruins, it is rapidly becoming a new hub for the science and technology […]

  • Blood on Their Doorposts

    Blood on Their Doorposts

    BY GABE RUBIN Despite recent investor bullishness and cocky parliamentary speeches from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Spain remains mired in a profound economic crisis that has hurled its citi­zens into dire straits. While the overall unemployment rate stands at the American Great Depression level of 25 percent, youth unemploy­ment, at […]

  • Sporting Sweatshops: The Wins and Losses of Being a “Student-Athlete”

    Sporting Sweatshops: The Wins and Losses of Being a “Student-Athlete”

    BY HENRY KOPESKY Football is a game of numbers: 100 yards from end zone to end zone, six points for a touchdown, three timeouts in each half, four quarters of fifteen minutes each. Sometimes, we fans argue over the numbers, over whether a penalty should move a team back five […]

  • Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

    Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

    BY JOE LENOFF Over his five years in office, President Obama’s foreign poli­cy has gained a notorious reputation as Woodrow Wilson-esque idealism—a sort of intentional naivety used to shape the world as it should be, rather than grapple with what it is. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is lauded […]

 

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Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

Clinton’s Foreign Policy: Savvy, or Sullied?

BY JOE LENOFF Over his five years in office, President Obama’s foreign poli­cy has gained a notorious reputation as Woodrow Wilson-esque idealism—a sort of intentional naivety used to shape the world as it should be, rather than grapple...

 

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

State-Sanctioned Discrimination

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer BY JOHN NIKITAS Last February, both chambers of Arizona’s state legislature nar­rowly passed a bill expanding the scope of Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to cover individuals and corporations as...

 

Redistricting Matters

Redistricting Matters

BY ZACH THOMAS Redistricting is the way in which we adjust the districts in order to determine who represents us. Everyone in the United States lives in different districts. Members of Congress and state legislators are elected from these districts,...

 

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For the Sake of Jingoism

For the Sake of Jingoism

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters) BY ARI SPITZER Amidst photos friends had posted, and articles about the FIFA World Cup that populated my newsfeed, a headline appeared: “Search for Israeli Teenagers Ends in Tragedy.”...

 

Blood on Their Doorposts

Blood on Their Doorposts

BY GABE RUBIN Despite recent investor bullishness and cocky parliamentary speeches from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Spain remains mired in a profound economic crisis that has hurled its citi­zens into dire straits. While the overall unemployment...

 

Borders, Danger, and Human Rights: Israel’s Dynamic Role in Tumultuous Times

Borders, Danger, and Human Rights: Israel’s Dynamic Role in Tumultuous Times

BY MEYTAL CHERNOFF The past few years have seen large-scale changes in the Middle East. In particular, escalated violence in Syria has forced the world’s eyes to­ward the region and raised the issues of alliances, human rights, and the poten­tial...