• Andrew Yang and Universal Basic Income
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    Among all the president candidates in 2020, Andrew Yang stands out as the only person of Asian descent running as a Democrat. Although he is an entrepreneur instead of a career politician, he uses this to his advantage as he claimed that he will save the US’s future economy. He approaches future economic issues through […]

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  • Ayanna Pressley and Identity in Politics
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    Last month, I had the privilege of seeing Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) speak at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. After a few minutes of pleasantries, Pressley began to give an autobiography of her political journey, beginning as a scheduler for Senator John Kerry, serving as the first African-American woman on Boston’s City Council, […]

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  • Moral Hazard: Should It Affect Public Policy?
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    Moral hazard—the disincentive to protect against risks due to being shielded from the consequences—should definitely affect public policy. When moral hazard encourages people to be reckless—be it by opioid users with access to Narcan or drivers with reliable car insurance—the simple solution is to eliminate the moral hazard. Unfortunately, this answer does not address the […]

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  • What Does the Mueller Report Mean for Trump?
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    After almost two years of subpoenas, interviews, and fact-gathering, all amid both subtle and vocal attacks by Donald Trump and Fox News, the Mueller investigation has finally ended. In May of 2017, a week after Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey—thus ending his probe into potential collusion with the Russian government in the 2016 […]

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  • What A Bernie Sanders Nomination Will Mean for the Democrats
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    The years of intra-party unity that Donald Trump has brought about for the Democrats appears to be coming to an end. Alongside increasing support for Bernie Sanders’s (awesome, but farfetched) domestic agenda, there are Democrats who want more fiscal restraint. And despite scores of progressives embracing identity politics, some—most notably, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg—don’t […]

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  • Dangers of Demography is Destiny Thinking
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    The American populace is growing darker. The Republican Party’s older, white male base is dwindling. The country will within decades be “majority minority.” These are facts. These facts, coupled with another one that nonwhite voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats has resulted in a theory that demography is destiny for Democrats electoral strategy; that Democrats need not […]

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  • Why I’m Not Political
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    I believe in science. More specifically, I believe in using the scientific method to understand the world around us. This procedure of posing a question, hypothesizing, systematically observing and measuring, analyzing collected data, and formulating a theory works pretty well for all of our practical purposes. I would even argue that it is the best […]

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  • The Politics of Condemnation
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    Now that voters can follow lawmakers on Twitter with the press of a button, members of Congress are expected to comment on everything that happens. Gone are the days when politicians could eschew discussing sensitive or difficult issues by dishing a mere “no comment” to probing reporters. Now, politicians are expected to take to Twitter […]

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  • The Degrading Impacts of Victim Blaming
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    Across the globe, women are harassed and assaulted everyday, simply because of their gender. Among the the United States, this is common knowledge. However, what our country fails to recognize are the detrimental effects in the aftermath of violence. Specifically, the process of victim blaming, which is when a victim is blamed for the incident […]

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