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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.

Review: Crazy Rich Asians

You may have never seen this many Asian talents in one film (or ever), and I don’t know when the next time you’ll see something like this will be.

Featured Interviews

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

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.

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.

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

On Plastic Straw Bans

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

Those Who Care: Reflections from a Senate Intern

They clapped and thrusted their hands into the air — small, tightly clenched fists not much different from the ones seen banging on tinted windows down south.

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.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

An Interview with David Lat, Legal Scholar and Author of Supreme Ambitions

“I think a lot of my [writing] is aimed at pulling the curtain back and showing that these judges and their clerks–in addition to being great legal minds–are also people too, and are subject to all of the frailties and biases that all of us are subject to as human beings.”

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.

Featured Interviews

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

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.

Battlegrounds for Equality: Representing History at Yale’s Art Galleries

The next revolution will not be televised. But it may be live-tweeted.

Eliminate the Contribution

Participating in the rally was, for me, uplifting and inspiring. The student income contribution is an undue burden on low- and middle-income students, and it’s got to go.

YCC Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates: Saloni Rao and Heidi Dong

ASL offered for credit. The Domestic Summer Award. The First-Year Handbook. This past year, the YCC has been instrumental in instituting a number of major changes on campus. These came as the result of advocacy and careful thought, and though they took a lot of time, their implementation was the culmination of a lot of […]

YCC Presidential Candidate: Azaria King

Azaria King, BK '20, explains why she should be YCC President.

YCC Vice-Presidential Candidate: Casey Ramsey

Casey Ramsey, Murray '20, explains why he should be YCC Vice-President.

YCC Presidential Candidate: Shunhe Wang

Shunhe Wang, Morse '20, explains why he should be YCC President.

Frisky Business: Cat Cafes Pounce on New Markets

Breaking Mews: New Haven's first cat cafe opens.

Devotional Activism

Abdul-Rehman Malik conducts experiments in social justice

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.

Featured Interviews

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

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.

Review: Ye by Kanye West

It is obvious—perhaps painstakingly—that Kanye tries to find subversion in his art by forcing controversy upon his listeners.

Radical: The Victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"With the proper branding, democratic socialists can have significant appeal in a wide array of districts. So while these radicals may not be the future of the Democratic Party, they’re definitely capable of throwing their weight around."

Interview with Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate

“I’m suggesting that the government do one of the very few things it can do that will immediately improve lives on a day-to-day basis, which is to send every American adult a thousand dollars a month to do what they want with.”

Prestige, Power, and Junot Díaz

We have been conditioned to view genius as a vengeful god, worthy of worship no matter the consequence.

Roth Not Taught

Yet, rather than overcrowding syllabuses at Yale University, Roth’s work is largely absent.

Congress’s Big Food Fight: A Look Inside the Divisive Failure of the 2018 Farm Bill

HFC members have turned their weaknesses, namely their small size and relative youth, into strengths, as their caucus has become a wild card in bills that otherwise would be confidently passed by the Republican majority.

Junot Díaz, Critical Theory, and Reckoning with #MeToo

Díaz, the victim of sexual violence himself and someone raised in close proximity to a machismo culture featuring firmly entrenched sexist norms, is exactly the kind of person for whom personal responsibility may be muddied by the current Critical Theory approach.

Believing in Opportunity Means Believing in Public Education

If equality of opportunity is to be achieved in the US, it is necessary to stop thinking in terms of zones, neighborhoods, and districts as borders.

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.

Featured Interviews

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

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.

The Youth in Mexico’s Historic Election

This article is a response to every candidate who is thinking about us as numbers in the ballot boxes, instead of as citizens.

Post-Pageantry: What has come of the Trump-Kim Summit?

Now that the fanfare has faded, South Korea looks towards a changing Asia

Interview with Juan Ricardo Pérez-Escamilla, Co-Founder of Oraculus

Each time people believe that their votes are valuable and make larger efforts to participate, this translates in a constant effort to make the country a better place.

Passivity, Home and Abroad: Theresa May, Northern Ireland, and the Abortion Debate

Theresa May has finally been given an opportunity to succeed during a tenure which has been polluted with failure, scandal and ineffectiveness.

Democracy in Hungary

Recognizing that the main thrust of Orbán’s popular mandate lies in a need for secure Hungarian national sovereignty, the EU should act accordingly.

The Mexican Left in 2018: Ambition and Division

Andrés Manuel López Obrador's attempts to attain Mexico’s highest office have led to serious questions about the sincerity of his progressive ideology.

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.

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.

Featured Interviews

David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

People have the right to make decisions about their own lives but that necessarily implies they have the responsibility.

An Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer for The New York Times

We believe we exist to hold power accountable.

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?

An Interview with Jason Ortiz, Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Advocate

"'And so I asked her, 'What is like the opposite, what is the most grassroots legalization bill that’s ever been written?' And she said 'Honestly, there isn’t one.' And then we were like, 'okay, in that case, let’s write one.'"

Framing Gender

Sometimes, the greatest damage isn’t inflicted in one day, but over a lifetime of having an identity shoved down your throat.

Ideology: Political Polarization in the Trump Era

Tribalism is so deeply ingrained within each of us that articles encouraging us to leave our echo chambers seem to miss the point.

The Carters to the Rescue: EVERYTHING IS LOVE

This is the independent manifesto of The Carters; holistically, methodically and marvelously.

On Planning Your Summer Internship, Two Years Away

Companies know that, even should they alienate one applicant, they will have countless others, affording them the opportunity to push ever more rigorous and restrictive requirements.

Ivory Conservatives: Part II, The Students

In order to engender a greater presence among undergraduate student bodies, conservatives must first recognize that the very policies they champion are doing them a disservice on college campuses.

Sentient Beings: The Case for Veganism

Once you accept that animals are sentient beings, there can be no real argument that animals are not suffering in our ‘supply chain.’