• A Cure Withheld
  • Where WashU is Worst
  • Chancellor Wrighton’s Fear Mongering
  • Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down These Bricks: Tetris and the Cold War
  • Why Blue States Elect Red Governors
  • Lessons From The (Supposedly) Deep Blue
  • A Cure Withheld

    A Cure Withheld

    BY RACHEL BUTLER In 2012, US health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers, enough to give a bottle of pills to every adult in the country, and that number is on the rise. Prescription medications now kill more people than cocaine and heroin combined. Illegal opioids like […]

  • Where WashU is Worst

    Where WashU is Worst

    A WU/FUSED EDITORIAL Washington University provides students with an excellent education and conducts groundbreaking research – there is a lot to be proud of at Wash U. With respect to fostering socioeconomic diversity, however, Wash U lags far behind its peers, and we believe that as students it is our […]

  • Chancellor Wrighton’s Fear Mongering

    Chancellor Wrighton’s Fear Mongering

    BY GABRIEL RUBIN The fire is coming, or so they tell us. Since August, the administration of Washington University in St. Louis has taken a bifurcated approach to the protest movement that has emerged in the wake of unarmed teenager Michael Brown’s killing. When the protesters were demonstrating mainly in […]

  • Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down These Bricks: Tetris and the Cold War

    Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down These Bricks: Tetris and the Cold War

    BY DAN BRAM Let’s think, for a moment, about the popular culture of the American 80s. We were a culture of excess with much to spare: everyone wanted a piece of Americana, from South Africa to Czechoslovakia, Australia to Nicaragua. Ironically enough, one of the main cravers of American pop […]

  • Why Blue States Elect Red Governors

    Why Blue States Elect Red Governors

    BY KEVIN DEUTSCH Last Tuesday night, some people were scratching their heads. Three decidedly Democratic states—namely Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland—had elected Republican governors. Republicans gubernatorial candidates won in other fairly blue states, like Michigan and Wisconsin. And Republicans came close to winning in Connecticut, Vermont, and Rhode Island. In January, […]

  • Lessons From The (Supposedly) Deep Blue

    Lessons From The (Supposedly) Deep Blue

    BY SAMUEL KLEIN What a dramatic evening. The Senate flipped, the House was reinforced, and gubernatorial upsets were plenty. Many races expected to be practically guaranteed to go left were too close to call hours after the polls closed. One of the biggest shockers of the night hit me close […]

 

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Where WashU is Worst

Where WashU is Worst

A WU/FUSED EDITORIAL Washington University provides students with an excellent education and conducts groundbreaking research – there is a lot to be proud of at Wash U. With respect to fostering socioeconomic diversity, however, Wash U...

 

GOP Big Money: How it Failed Ed Gillespie

GOP Big Money: How it Failed Ed Gillespie

BY BILL FENG “The votes just aren’t there,” Ed Gillespie told his supporters, adding that he had phoned Warner earlier in the day to congratulate him. On November 7, the Republican candidate and former chairman of the RNC conceded the...

 

Why Upholding the Ban on Gay-Marriage is Good for the Progress of Gay Rights in the Long-Run

Why Upholding the Ban on Gay-Marriage is Good for the Progress of Gay Rights in the Long-Run

BY REUBEN SIEGMAN With the ruling this past week by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit court that reversed the ruling of lower courts in four states (Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee) that had overturned bans on same sex-marriage,...

 

International »

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....