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Response to Professor David Gelernter

A university must educate students to contribute to the goodness of human beings in general.

Familiar Avalos: AMLO’s Stage Fright

For the sake of both the country and his legacy, López Obrador should learn from his mistakes and leave the scapegoating in the past.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

An Interview with Ben Shapiro, Host of “The Ben Shapiro” Show

“You don't get to psychoanalyze me like I'm sitting on a couch with you. The minute we start doing that, there's no more conversation."

Narrative of Sacrifice: Remembering John McCain

McCain was witty and likable, an avenue for which Americans could ignore a nasty, partisan reality.

Review: A Star is Born

In many ways, the 2018 version seems to function as the story but of Gaga herself–only told in reverse.

When Pop Goes Political: Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Challenges an Entrenched Regime

“Those bullets were meant for me,” Bobi Wine told me.

Isolation, Insecurity, and Community: Being First-Generation Low-Income At Yale

Despite the numbers, feeling comfortable identifying as first-generation low-income (FGLI) is a challenge that we still face.

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

White Saviorism in New Haven

“We were essentially being helicoptered into communities we weren’t necessarily familiar with.”

The Peabody: A Donation Brings Preservation and Progress

Given the importance of the Peabody Museum to the science community at Yale, Bass’s donation promises to be transformative to both the museum and the university’s STEM program.

Waiting for China’s Precarious Housing Bubble to Burst

For the typical working resident in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, buying a house with the wages earned from working an average-paying job can be nearly impossible.

The Paradox of the Democrats? Ellison, Franken, and #MeToo

Calling for further investigation in cases which do not have sufficient evidence for the party to make a decision is the only way for Democrats to respect the nuances of different situations, and respect the victims who have brought them to the fore.

Separation and Sinophobia: Fear and Collaboration Between China and Mongolia

Mongolia today prefers to align itself with Russia rather than China, following earlier Soviet-era models.

Response to Professor David Gelernter

A university must educate students to contribute to the goodness of human beings in general.

Isolation, Insecurity, and Community: Being First-Generation Low-Income At Yale

Despite the numbers, feeling comfortable identifying as first-generation low-income (FGLI) is a challenge that we still face.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

An Interview with Ben Shapiro, Host of “The Ben Shapiro” Show

“You don't get to psychoanalyze me like I'm sitting on a couch with you. The minute we start doing that, there's no more conversation."

“Heroin Pills, Blood Money”: Yale Stays Silent on Ties to a Big Pharma Family

They’re running out of money for caskets.

Educated While Incarcerated: A New Initiative Brings Yale to a Connecticut Prison

“Prison is a place where you don’t really get to be vulnerable, so education in prison creates vulnerability.”

Financing Identity: The Future of the Democratic Establishment

She was running on a vision: a vision for a truly progressive New York, with universal healthcare, an end to homelessness, and a host of other idealistic policies.

In Photos: The Second CT Gubernatorial Debate

Views from inside the CT gubernatorial race.

Budget Problems in Bridgeport

Ten years after the Great Recession, Connecticut’s largest city is still trying to figure out: What do you do when the money dries up?

In Photos: Rally for Nelson’s Freedom

As of September 7th, Nelson Pinos had spent 281 days in Sanctuary at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church.

Ivory Conservatives: Part I, The Faculty

If conservatives truly aim to create ideological diversity within American universities, they should look across the aisle for more workable solutions.

Caring at Careways: Closing New Haven’s Women’s Shelters

Offering women the services the need, from pads to trauma-counseling, doesn’t require reopening Careways, but it does require shelters to have professional staff, trained in gender-specific issues.

Your Way Contraception: The Politics of Plan B Vending Machines

Grace Cheung ’20, along with members of the Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale, is spearheading an effort to install vending machines on Yale’s campus that will offer a variety of health products, including emergency contraception.

Rethinking Recovery: A New Haven Organization Empowers Addicts After Prison

Within the hour, paramedics rushed five people to the emergency room at Yale New Haven Hospital. The patients had all smoked K2, a synthetic drug.

Narrative of Sacrifice: Remembering John McCain

McCain was witty and likable, an avenue for which Americans could ignore a nasty, partisan reality.

Review: A Star is Born

In many ways, the 2018 version seems to function as the story but of Gaga herself–only told in reverse.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

An Interview with Ben Shapiro, Host of “The Ben Shapiro” Show

“You don't get to psychoanalyze me like I'm sitting on a couch with you. The minute we start doing that, there's no more conversation."

Biased Headlines

Headlines and the few sentences that follow are often all it takes for a reader to form an opinion before moving to the next story.

The Messaging Battle over “Abolishing ICE”

The “movement existed before ‘Abolish ICE’ and it’ll continue to exist even if people stop being mad about ICE on social media.”

Road to Montgomery: A New Memorial Recalls a Maryland Lynching

I also know that there are local narratives concealed from my neighbors and me, histories willfully forgotten because nobody wanted to remember them.

An Open Letter to Louis C.K.

I will never again call myself a C.K. fan. You haven’t taken the time to listen to your victims, so I will not take the time to listen to you.

Review: Nina Cried Power

“Nina Cried Power” stands simultaneously as an anthem to protest music and as a criticism of the sort of hollow activism or wokeness that dominates media today.

Interview with Betsy West, Filmmaker and Co-Director of “RBG

That was the moment we knew she was opening a door to us to make a documentary, and we just took it from there.

Ghosts of GOP Past and Present: The Battle for Mississippi Republicans

To the GOP establishment...McDaniel’s bold move felt, in many ways, like a personal offense.

Hanging America Out to Dry: Justice Kennedy’s Most Notable Display of Conservatism

Like the Patriots in Lexington and Concord, the American people must remain diligently disposed, ensuring that their existence is not invalidated, endangered, at the whim of a conservative-controlled court.

Party Crashers: Why Trying to Delay Kavanaugh’s Nomination Is Against Democrats’ Better Interest

While a conservative justice being swiftly appointed is hard to stomach, the sentiment among conservatives that they have shored up all three branches of government might be exactly what democrats need to thrive in the midterms.

Interview with Sister Helen Prejean, Prominent Anti-Death Penalty Advocate

Victims realized it was never going to heal them.

Familiar Avalos: AMLO’s Stage Fright

For the sake of both the country and his legacy, López Obrador should learn from his mistakes and leave the scapegoating in the past.

When Pop Goes Political: Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Challenges an Entrenched Regime

“Those bullets were meant for me,” Bobi Wine told me.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

An Interview with Ben Shapiro, Host of “The Ben Shapiro” Show

“You don't get to psychoanalyze me like I'm sitting on a couch with you. The minute we start doing that, there's no more conversation."

Eastern European Identities: Picking up the Pieces of a Broken Union

For these former Soviet states, redefining and rediscovering past cultures has been difficult, especially with the shadow of Russia still looming large.

Unfreedom of the Press: A War on Journalists in Mexico

“At any time,” he said, “it could be any one of us for whatever reason.”

Xi’s Consolidation of Power and the Future of China

What does the simultaneous increase in government power and growing public mistrust of government mean for China’s regime?

Review: Boys and Toy Guns

The play offers one answer: that to be a man is to have a proclivity for violence.

Inevitabilmente: Institutional Failure Preceding Italy’s “Government of Change”

From Italy’s fascist government before the war to its flirtation with communism in the 1980s, Italian politics has been so fluid that radical political change is almost traditional.

United No More: The United Nations versus the United States

Selective humanitarianism is inherently unhumanitarian.

Of Pride and Pyramids: The Precarious Nationalism of Mohamed Salah

In a country smothered by self-loathing, Salah’s distinction on the pitch and decency off of it is nothing less than oxygen.

Dear President Obama: A Reflection on Your Legacy in Africa

Mr. Obama, we adore and admire what you stand for, but we hold you morally accountable for what you have done.

An Interview with Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS

“It's given me, certainly, a really deep profound appreciation for the fact that in the United States, you have this much broader and richer tapestry of these institutions and groups of people, civic organizations and just human beings who have a sense of that broader commitment. Without it, what you realize is that you can have everything written down perfectly, and it doesn't matter.”

The End of the Pax Americana: Trump and the Rise of China

Trump’s isolationist policies in the current day are the modern manifestation of a long trend of US policies regarding China, now allowing them more than ever to marshal allies to challenge the reigning superpower.

Response to Professor David Gelernter

A university must educate students to contribute to the goodness of human beings in general.

Familiar Avalos: AMLO’s Stage Fright

For the sake of both the country and his legacy, López Obrador should learn from his mistakes and leave the scapegoating in the past.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

“You're not supposed to ask, ‘will it really work?’ or ‘what about the disemployment effects?’ Those are not comments that people, in almost any society, would look upon with pleasure.”

An Interview with Ben Shapiro, Host of “The Ben Shapiro” Show

“You don't get to psychoanalyze me like I'm sitting on a couch with you. The minute we start doing that, there's no more conversation."

Conservative Leadership on Climate Is Not Only Possible, but Viable

The state of our unstable climate is not an issue intrinsically political in nature, and it’s an issue too important to be neglected at the hands of our hyper-partisan politics.

Defining a Fish: Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe

163 years later, a question remains: does the term “fish” include whales and seals?

Turkey’s Elections, Erdogan, and the Muslim Ummah (Community)

The Western world’s dislike of Turkish President Erdogan is growing. However, it is not stopping Muslims around the world from embracing his domestic and foreign policies.

On Plastic Straw Bans

Piecemeal environmental policy, however, cannot replace coordinated national action.

A Mutual Understanding: The Value of Science and Philosophy

Making any argument about the burden of should—including the role ethics should play in science—requires the basic ability to make a value judgment, a skill firmly within the domain of philosophy.

Civility Conceals State Violence

It’s why an ordinary civilian shouting in a restaurant at the Secretary of Homeland Security, fresh off a day of ordering that migrant children be ripped from their mothers’ arms, is cast as the uncivil one, the disrupter of order.

Waking Up and Taking Action: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Pakistan

Growing up in Pakistan, I seldom thought about the way institutions handled cases of sexual harassment.

Review: POSE

What makes the show feel so important and so relevant is that it puts on stark display the radicality of being queer and joyful.

The Notorious RBG: A Documentary of Her Greatest Hits

It is hard to be immune to Ginsburg’s cool and composed accounts of her own life, or to suppress joy at the thought of the strides she has made for women and people of color in the United States.

Serving the Trump Administration

To deny certain spaces to Republicans because of the policies they tolerate is to say that the dream is dead, to give up entirely on even the pretense of political coexistence. Is it worth it?