• 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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  • Division and Unity at the 2019 Women’s March
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    In 2017, the largest protest in American history challenged the presidency of Donald Trump. Millions of people marched in Washington DC and across the country. Two years of fighting later, on January 19th, millions of men and women of all ages and backgrounds joined again to march. The Women’s March not only addresses women’s rights […]

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  • 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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  • 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 Curious Case of Richard Nixon
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    Upon accepting the Republican nomination for president at the RNC in 1968, Richard Nixon dedicated his victory to the “non-shouters” and “non-demonstrators” of America. Nixon called these voters his Silent Majority. Weary of the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War protesters, the Silent Majority sought solace in Richard Nixon, who made it clear that he […]

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  • Our Emotional Attachment to Ideology
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    We all love belonging to a group. Identifying with a community seems to be an inherent part of being human. Whether it is reading, knitting, baseball, R&B music, environmental science, or something else, I am sure that if you examine your identity, you will find groups where you think you belong. When these groups are […]

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