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The Disbelieved

What feminist epistemology can teach us about sexual assault on college campuses.

who [taught] you to think??!!?!?!?!

To appreciate Milo’s music, look for unorthodoxy and anti-genealogy.

Becoming Post-Human

An introduction to transhumanism: the movement, the theory, the dangers.

Ghosted

Kurosawa Kiyoshi makes the self a site of horror in his 2016 film, Creepy.

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."

Featured Interviews

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."

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.

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.”

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."

Measure Your Moves: Wearable Fitness Steps Up

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

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

“Pod Save America,” its 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."

“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.”

“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.”

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 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."

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.

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?

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."

Sacred Refuge: Undocumented Immigrants Find Sanctuary in Places of Worship

Reyes, an undocumented immigrant, is wanted by the U.S. government.

George W. Bush in the Rearview Mirror

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

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

“Pod Save America,” its flagship podcast, has almost 1.5 million regular listeners.

Featured Interviews

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."

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.

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."

Trump’s Turkey Pardon Liveblog

The Politic provides live coverage of the first Turkey Pardon of the Trump Presidency.

An Interview With Carl Gershman ’65, President of the National Endowment for Democracy

“You can help provide a system for those who are fighting for democracy, but you can’t impose it through military force.”

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."

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.”

Featured Interviews

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."

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 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."

Trump’s Policy in Africa

Emily Ji breaks down the Trump Administration's Africa policy.

Land of a Rising Military? Japan Considers Dropping Its Official Commitment to Peace

Japan has not had a formal military in seven decades, but emerging threats—including a nuclear-armed North Korea—might be about to change that.

Should Jeremy Corbyn’s Ideas Cross the Atlantic?

The Labour Party defied predictions with its unexpected success in Britain’s June election, and some American liberals are looking to Corbyn for inspiration. But Labour’s path to success may not be the blueprint Democrats should be looking for.

Tunisia: A Success Story?

Tunisia must reckon with the tangled web of corruption and economic troubles that still plague its young democracy.

“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."

The Politics of the Holiday Season

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

Featured Interviews

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."

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.

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."

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."

Yale Climate Conference: Why Leo Shouldn’t Have Come

"Nothing causes dialogue like dissonance. People are not motivated to action by agreement."