• 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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  • Criminal Justice Reform Is Popular Now. That’s Cool!
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    “America is a Nation that believes in redemption,” declared Donald Trump at his State of the Union address last week when touting the passage of the First Step Act. It’s hard to believe that this statement was genuine—after all, the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy for illegal border crossings separated thousands of migrant families and locked countless […]

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  • The Worst Call in Sports History
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    When the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, I rarely enjoy the halftime show. That’s not to say that the halftime shows are bad—Katy Perry’s performance in Super Bowl 49 was fantastic, and Lady Gaga’s in Super Bowl 51 was good. But, I’m usually just way too stressed about the game at hand to have […]

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  • Why the Democrats Do Not Need to Move to the Center
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    Ask any Democrat, and they will tell you that beating Trump at all costs—excluding enlisting the help of Michael Avenatti—should be the party’s priority. From November 9th, 2016 until today, pundits have been inundating op-ed sections with thinkpieces psychoanalyzing Midwestern Trump voters, thus popularizing the notion of “flyover country.” According to many pundits, the coastal, […]

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  • A Man in the Women’s March
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    Last Saturday, I attended the Women’s March in Boston two years after Trump’s inauguration and the initial Women’s March, which drew over 175,000 protesters in Boston and millions more across the country and around the world. This year’s march was significantly smaller in scale, which can be attributed to a few factors: initial outrage to […]

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  • Immoral or Not? Why Arguments on Morality Are Fruitless
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    The hotly contested debate over immigration in the United States has consumed political news for the past couple of years. Since the beginning of his campaign, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will “build the wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border to combat illegal immigration. President Trump has repeatedly employed xenophobic and nationalistic rhetoric […]

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