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Existential TV

What The Truman Show says about the anxiety of reality TV.

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

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.

Featured Interviews

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

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.

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.

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

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.

Interview with Alex Salmond, Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014

“It must be put before the Scottish people as to whether they want to choose between a hard Brexit and a European future.”

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.

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.

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.’

Facts Matter: On Student Activism and the Endowment

"When activists hold themselves to a higher standard, they force those in power to consider and address their legitimate accusations."

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

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

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

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.

Featured Interviews

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

Sharing the Burden: Ministries Offer an Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance

“We simply couldn’t do it any longer, we were going broke!”

An Interview with Patti Solis Doyle, Renowned Campaign Manager

“She was always Hillary to me”

Frequent Flyers: Non-Emergency Calls Strain 911 System

In paramedic terms, all calls are either “bullshit” or “Oh, shit!”

E-mortality: Death in the Digital Age

“Not everyone is notable enough for a Wikipedia entry. If you’re not notable, then you’re just gone.”

From Ankara, Without Love: The Battle for Turkey Reaches Texas Charter Schools

"It is a conspiracy. But it’s a conspiracy of facts."

Volunteerism or Voluntourism?

“Just because you’re on this trip, doesn’t mean that you’re an amazing person. That’s not what you should strive to do ever.”

An Interview with Joe Kennedy III, Representative from MA-4

"You might be choosing between something that looks great on a resume and something that pushes you out of your comfort zone. I would give a lot of thought to the latter option"

Ditch Disenfranchisement: Restore Felons’ Rights to Vote

"Even after leaving life behind bars, former felons continue to be punished over and over again."

An Interview with Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island

"We’ll have a stronger democracy if everyone has their voice heard and everyone has confidence in a voting system."

Politics of #WalkUpNotOut

Students, generally speaking, are in school to learn, not to be crisis counselors, psychologists, or even outreach officers.

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.

Featured Interviews

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

Farmers, Fields, and Fear: The Colombian Growers Caught in the War on Coca

“There is not permanent success in the fight against drugs.”

Eyes on the Revolution: A Personal Account of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Movement

During the revolution, I went to protests, I marched––and, most importantly, I never put down my camera.

United Against Benetton: Argentina’s Mapuche Fight Against the Clothing Corporation

With the Argentine government unwilling to enforce their legal protections, the Mapuche have been left to fight for themselves.

The Feminism of Jacinda Ardern’s Pregnancy

When asked how she managed both morning sickness and the task of installing a new government, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern responded "It's what ladies do."

An Interview with Jo Aggarwal, Co-inventor of Wysa

"Our mission is to make the world mentally resilient, it isn’t to cure depression—it isn’t to cure a mental illness. We’re out there to make sure that nobody is completely alone."

Much Ado About NAFTA

“There’s more to the Mexican economy than meets the eye."

Scare Tactics and Silencing: Hun Sen’s Brutal Crackdown on Opposition in Cambodia

“Anyone the government decides is part of this color revolution could be next in the net.”

Angola’s Nearly Fallen Eden

The battle to resurrect a nation’s wildlife

“Pride and Politics”: Gibraltar’s Battle with Brexit

“Spain will always try and impose and influence as they want Gibraltar back due to pride and politics."

Up, Up, and Away

Alphabet’s latest moonshot seeks to provide internet through balloons

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.

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.

Featured Interviews

Interview with Heather Mac Donald, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

“We were allowed to read Chaucer, Spencer, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens without having that poison of gender and racial resentment poured in our ears, and instead simply reveled in language of extraordinary complexity and beauty.”

Interview with Tyler Cowen, host of Marginal Revolution

“I met a person named Walter Grinder, who’s not well-known, but he was a person who really spent his whole life reading books, trying to understand them, and being curious. I was so taken with that – I think I was 13 at the time – and I just saw that was possible as a life.”

After Shootings, Adapting New Policies for Increased School Security

“Four months into 2018, there have already been 20 school shootings in the U.S. Once a week, students at one unlucky school are exposed to the dangers of gun violence.”

March for Our Lives and the Most Potent Antidote to Violence

"If something is ailing society, and if we are to turn the tide back to a life-affirming course, the healthy segment of the body must rise up. No less than the survival of our Republic depends on it."

What’s On, TC?: Poltergeists and Pals

TC Martin reviews Buzzfeed Unsolved – Supernatural Season 3 in the latest installment of his column.

Why I Don’t Want to Talk About the Sexual Climate on Campus (At Every Meal)

"While it's important to discuss the sexual climate on college campuses and other spaces, it is also important that we don’t subject sexual assault and harassment survivors to a bombardment of unwanted memories or harsh judgments."

A Porn Revolution: Potential and Reform in the Industry

“The sex can stay dirty, but the values have to be clean.”

A Hesitant #MeToo

"#MeToo has only begun to expose the violence embedded in society, but the discussion cannot end here."

Trump, “Shithole” Countries, and Political Correctness: A Response

"The undeniable success of the liberal American state is due in large part to a dark, often-ignored underbelly of racism and prejudice."

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."

“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."