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An Interview With Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and Television Personality

"I’m competitive. I want to win."

The Fashion Shepherds: How Trends Arrive from the Runway to our Wardrobes

"Before seeing so many styles debuted on the runway, I overlooked the influence of fashion shepherds."

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

Book Review: Michael Wollf’s Fire and Fury

"Wolff’s broad claims are the same as what we have heard all year."

Iran’s Bread Protests: Economic Injustice and Rouhani’s Failures

"Even if the protests wane in power and size, the anger and frustration felt by the people will still remain."

An Old Alliance Under a New President: U.S. and South Korean Relations

"Moon knows that the U.S. is an important ally that South Korea needs on its side in the current climate."

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

An Interview with Lhakpa Sherpa, The First Woman to Summit Everest

"My life has been up and down, just like the climbing the mountain."

Literature Review: The Accusation by Bandi

The Accusation is a collection of short stories that were penned by a North Korean author, under the pseudonym of Bandi.

Poetry Collection Review: Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

"Generational trauma is a constant, quiet part of our identities, and Vuong is fittingly gentle in how he communicates this."

The Problem With Humans of New York

"Some of this suffering is the cause of human relationships, but much of it has to do with social crises like housing segregation and discrimination."

iCitizen: How an A.I. Became a Citizen of Saudi Arabia

"A month after becoming the last country in the world to allow women to drive, Saudi Arabia recently became the first to grant citizenship to a robot."

George W. Bush in the Rearview Mirror

"In general, the further in the rearview mirror a president is, the more fondly we view them."

Underwater Farms: The East Coast Oyster Industry Fortifies Itself Against a Changing Environment

"There are oysters, bizarrely, improbably, bobbing in the waters of a channel cutting through urban Bridgeport."

Spiderweb: Whispers of Wealth at Jonathan Edwards College

"Equality in funding for colleges was already debated in nascent years of the system."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

“Scott Lewis: Innocent Man”

"Lewis was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to 120 years in prison."

“A Seat at the Table”: New Haven Activists Fight Food Insecurity

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing the need for food assistance grow in Connecticut.”

Yale Graduate Students Respond to Tuition Tax

How will a tax on tuition waivers impact Yale students pursuing graduate study?

Americans Can’t Afford a Tuition Tax

"Now is not the time to be silent: the next few weeks could determine the fate of higher education in our country."

Students Unite Now Rallies with Local 33: “March for an Academy That’s Ours”

The Politic covered the rally, taking video footage and conducting interviews with marchers.

Rethinking Exile at the Yale University Art Gallery

With its newly opened exhibition, the YUAG expands the narrative of exile and migration through the arts.

Homogeny without Hostility: The Buckley Program’s 7th Annual Conference

A Tempered Assessment of Free Speech and Partisan Tolerance at Yale

Taking on an Epidemic: Yale’s Researchers Provide Potential Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Soon, those who have served our country will finally have access to the safe, permanent pain relief and care they deserve.

Memories and Demery’s: Yale’s Heavy Hand Over One Broadway

“ABP started the Cambridgization of New Haven that took all the personality away and left nothing but retail hell."

Buzzkill: Connecticut’s Bee Population in Peril

What is killing Connecticut’s bees, and what can be done to stop it?

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

Book Review: Michael Wollf’s Fire and Fury

"Wolff’s broad claims are the same as what we have heard all year."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

Friends of the Pod: Crooked Media Emerges as a New Democratic Voice

“Pod Save America,” Crooked Media's flagship podcast, has almost 1.5 million regular listeners.

“That Constitution will be no more!”: Trump, Jefferson, and Presidential Challenges to the Judiciary

"Trump’s actions may have precedents, but Jefferson’s intrusions into the judicial system were repudiated and proved politically damaging."

Define Comprehensive: Reproductive Health Policies and the National Conversation on Sexual Harassment

"With Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s backing of new legislation in response to national conversation, the congressional effort against sexual harassment now dominates the media as an example of bipartisanship."

An Interview With Marc Edwards, One of the Key Whistleblowers in the Flint Water Crisis

"Being a scientist does not give you a license to be a bystander."

The Politics of the Holiday Season

Jack Kelly writes about the political nature of the holiday season.

The Irresponsibility of the Elite: Why We Protest the Aggrandizement of Thomas Friedman

Students respond to Yale's hosting of Middle East journalist Thomas Friedman.

An Interview With Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union Since 2008

So since the election membership of the ACLU has quadrupled. We have 1.6 million members. People are really looking to us to be the anti-Trump.

An Interview With MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi, Award-Winning Journalist

"Dream big. It is a big world that needs your help to keep it going."

An Interview With Cecilia Muñoz, Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama White House

"The president’s marching order on immigration was to get the job done. He didn’t care if he got credit. He cared that the product would be good."

An Interview With Columbia Professor Mark Lilla, Author and Critic of Identity Politics

"Electoral politics is about seizing power, period."

The Fashion Shepherds: How Trends Arrive from the Runway to our Wardrobes

"Before seeing so many styles debuted on the runway, I overlooked the influence of fashion shepherds."

Iran’s Bread Protests: Economic Injustice and Rouhani’s Failures

"Even if the protests wane in power and size, the anger and frustration felt by the people will still remain."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

Pulpit Politics: Catholic Activism and its Teachings

“Catholic social teaching is not at all related to the liberal-conservative divide that exists in the United States.”

Measure Your Moves: Wearable Fitness Steps Up

"Health technology has the potential to democratize health and health care in a lot of ways..."

“Keep it all in the ground”: Canadians Reckon with Dirty Energy and Hypocritical Policies

Canada is home to delicate ecosystems that are doubly vulnerable: The oil and natural gas industries have preyed on the tundra for decades—a region already sensitive to the effects of global warming.

Finding Santiago in a Post-Truth World: A Mysterious Death Reveals a Divided Argentina

“We are living in a post-truth world where you believe what you want to believe.”

An Interview With Jaha Dukureh, Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Activist from Gambia

It just shows the value society as a whole places on women. You look at how sexual violence is being neglected.

Modern Slavery in Libya: One Battle in the War Against Forced Labor

"The United States does not, generally, punish employers who enslave their workers."

Film Review: The Wedding Banquet

A gay landlord from Taiwan must marry his tenant in order to hide his homosexuality from his traditional parents.

Polish Independence Day: The Far Right and Its Female Opposition

As families across America gathered around their kitchen tables to give thanks this past month, a very different national holiday was playing out on the streets of Poland.

An Interview With Abdul-Rehman Malik: Storyteller, Activist, and Cultural Organizer

The Politic sits down for a conversation with London-based Abdul-Rehman Malik, a journalist who works at the intersection of faith, storytelling and social justice.

An Interview With Dr. Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Advocate and Former Greenpeace Director

"I hope and pray that climate change will give us the strength to break through those divisions that actually hold back humanity."

The Fashion Shepherds: How Trends Arrive from the Runway to our Wardrobes

"Before seeing so many styles debuted on the runway, I overlooked the influence of fashion shepherds."

The Problem With Humans of New York

"Some of this suffering is the cause of human relationships, but much of it has to do with social crises like housing segregation and discrimination."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

Admissions Absurdity: “Holistic” In Name Only

"Really, the admissions panel is evaluating how you present yourself. Don’t take it personally."

Friendsgiving: Pies, Ice Cream, and Growing Up

There is something magical about seeing old hometown friends in a new city.

A Thanksgiving Reflection: Navigating the Holidays and LGBTQ Identity

Lauren Lee reflects on Thanksgiving, acceptance, and family in light of her LGBTQ identity.

Was Dove’s Recent Advertisement Racist?

"In a society where racism has been entrenched in people’s views from the inception of the country, it is inevitable that people will notice racism through subtle details."

Hopefully Gone, Hopefully Forgotten: Toxic Masculinity, A Eulogy?

Gabe Roy asks what jokes about harming transgender women say about the state of toxic masculinity in the U.S.

Originalism in the Supreme Court: Legacy and Impact

Whether or not partisan-gerrymandering claims are justiciable is vulnerable to an ideology that works at the expense of our representative government's legitimacy.

Poverty in the Christian Narrative: Victim-Blaming the Poor?

"Blaming an individual for being poor can threaten morality by denying the principle of equality."

Urban Ignorance: On Yale’s Lack of an Urban Studies Program

"Students will need a multifaceted perspective to work on urban issues in the real world."

Breaking the Silence: Dreamers Tell Their Stories

"I am an undocumented, but my lack of legal presence does not define me."

Forward, Not Back: How Hillary Is Holding Democrats in the Past

"Can the Democratic Party tell the Clintons to get lost? Realistically, no."