Yoga Modi

Modi and the Politics of Yoga

Narendra Modi’s new policies as India’s prime minister revolve around economics, social change, and…yoga?   Modi has been trying to reclaim yoga as an Indian art form and have it officially recognized as being rooted in Hindu tradition. While it is generally accepted that yoga originated in India, this movement, according to the new Minister…


New Life Evangelistic Center v. St. Louis

“The poor man and the creditor have met one another. The Lord is the enlightener of them both.” Proverbs 29:13   t. Louis has been at the center of justice issues in the United States since Augusrt 9, 2014 – the shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. The conversation surrounding police brutality rocketed to…

Goddess of Democracy

The Rise and Fall of Hong Kong Protest Art

As the media uproar surrounding the Hong Kong protests has died down, what’s actually happened in China? Some people interpret the quietness as a sign that Xi Jinping has won the fight to suppress the pro democratic movement in Hong Kong, as the 2017 elections are still set to only feature candidates pre-selected by Beijing. …

Frame Episode 1: The Fall

From the minds of Raja Krishna, David Gilmore, and Elliot Louthen comes the podcast “Frame”.  Frame explores the role of Wash U in the non-academic lives of its students.  Listen to the first episode to find out more!

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The Problem with “It’s 2014″

A dangerous and anti-intellectual way of thinking about change is becoming increasingly popular in progressive circles. It assumes that social progress is inevitable, and therefore inherently good. Anyone who disagrees isn’t just wrong—they’re “on the wrong side of history.” Often, that sounds something like this: “It’s 2014. Let’s just legalize gay marriage already.” “Why won’t…


Medical Marijuana is a Farce

BY JOE LENOFF On November 4, my home state of Florida voted on the legal permissibility of medical marijuana. It failed, but it is still significant that Florida voters went to the polls to decide whether the state would become the 24th in the country to approve medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is a nonsensical term…

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