• The Case for Climate Demaoguery
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    Pundits and political junkies (myself included) would have you believe that the voting behavior of ordinary citizens reflects their ideological predilections. Thus, 2016’s Republican sweep of the presidency, the House, and the Senate are evidence of a decisive turn to the right while 2018’s “Blue Wave” in the House demonstrates  burgeoning progressivism across the country. […]

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  • Reunification: Does South Korea Want It?
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    With President Moon Jae-in in office, the relationship between North and South Korea has been getting better. During the April 2018 inter-Korean summit, both President Moon and Supreme Leader Kim met in person and discussed the future of the Korean Peninsula. With this positive atmosphere, analysts are starting to debate about the chance of reunification. […]

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  • The Importance of Divestment
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    The opposite of investing, divesting is the act of selling stocks, bonds, investment funds, and even companies, whether by an individual or a larger enterprise. This is often meant to protest immoral activity and pressure companies or governments to change their wrongful policies. Many larger institutions (such as U.S. universities and colleges) will invest billions […]

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  • The World’s Most Valuable AI Unicorn
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    SenseTime is an Artificial Intelligence startup based in China. The company researches and develops several practical AI services, including intelligent video analytics, identity verification, mobile internet, and autonomous vehicle tech, all of which make SenseTime China’s largest AI algorithm provider. Large international companies are looking to make strides in emerging AI technologies, and China hopes […]

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  • On “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
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    With December comes an onslaught of Christmas music. To the exception of intentionally political Christmas songs—like Billy Joel’s “Christmas in Fallujah” or John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”—holiday music tends to be uncontroversial. Because most Christmas songs explore agreeable topics (wintery weather, romance, and Santa, to name a few), they have largely avoided conflict. […]

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  • Sustainable Holidays
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    Most people view the holiday season as a joyful and fun time. What if it could also be seen as sustainable? The average amount of electricity needed to light a Christmas tree is about the same as it takes to power a 55 inch flat screen TV. To decorate the outside of a house with […]

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  • America’s Tradition: The Army-Navy Football Game
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    College football is a sport built on tradition and competition. The annual Army-Navy Football game may be the greatest representation of these qualities. For over a century, the Army Black Knights have competed against the Navy Midshipmen for inter-service bragging rights, a privilege unlike any other. As a Navy enthusiast, there is nothing more satisfying […]

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  • Lion Air 610
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    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610, a flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, crashed thirteen minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea. 189 passengers and crew were killed, leaving no survivors, making this the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737. In addition, this was the first major incident for the new Boeing 737 MAX […]

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  • VeggieTales Dubbed Racist
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    “The Annual Whiteness Forum,” a gathering of sensitized college students that met this year at Cal State in San Marcos, has dubbed VeggieTales, the beloved Christian children’s television show, racist. The argument focuses on the notion that the villains of each show are ethnic minorities, while the heroes are white. This thus brainwashes children into […]

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  • The Hidden Message Behind the Firing of Marc Lamont Hill
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    Last Thursday, CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN following his remarks on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. Hill called for countries to boycott and divest from Israel in the Wednesday speech given for the U.N.’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He said: “We have an opportunity […]

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