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Issues with Transnational Advocacy: The Case of the Roma

In our fourth installment of a series on Roma Rights, Arvin Anoop looks at countries who advocate for members of their ethnocultural diasporas and asks why the Roma have yet to benefit from this practice.

The Caesar Controversy: The Trumpian Figure who Stole the Show at the Public Theatre

For outlets on the right, the assassination of Trump-as-Caesar is, at its best, a glorification of political violence, and at its worst, an invitation for violence against an American president.

Featured Interviews

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

Donald Trump’s Bizarre Obsession With Blood

Trump's remarks suggest that he has a disturbing obsession with blood and the female body.

The Problem with Daddy’s Girl

Why father-daughter dances are wrong and why you should care.

Holla for Challah: Photos from a Friday Afternoon at Mahane Yehuda

Mahane Yehuda is the biggest open air food market in Jerusalem.

Going Rogue on Climate Change: States Respond to Trump’s Policy Changes

After President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Accords, some states took preventing climate change into their own hands.

Militaristic Egyptian Nationalism, from Nasser to el-Sisi: PART 1

"In Egypt, the military is the state."

Why Now? Understanding Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis

Saudi Arabia looks like an unjustified bully, while Qatar gets to sweep its sins under the carpet.

More Science, Less War: An Unlikely Story of Cooperation in the Middle East

“It’s a beacon, one lighthouse, in this era where there is killing, beheadings, gassing. We are showing a different way.”

An Interview with Christiana Figueres, the UN’s Negotiator on the Paris Agreement

"The consequence of going above 2 degrees, from an insurance industry perspective, as the insurance industry has already been pretty clear, is that we would be moving into a world that is systemically uninsurable."

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART I – Job Accessibility |

“And what’s going to happen to him when he get’s released?” Jusino asked. “He’s going to lose that job.”

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts?

This series examines the role of halfway houses in New Haven reentry efforts, looking at their effectiveness, conditions, and availability.

Featured Interviews

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART 3 – Budgetary Restrictions |

“At times, I feel like I'm still in jail. It feels like I just I got furlough to go out, and then I had to come back."

“Prisons Outside of Prison”: Are New Haven Halfway Houses Helping Reentry Efforts? | PART 2 – Halfway House Conditions |

Part 2: Halfway house conditions

DeVos’s Dangerous Daycare: East Hartford High and the 2018 Budget Proposal

“It is heartless...millions of kids around this country are going to suffer what has been done with a $9.2 billion cut to our education programs,” DeLauro said.

Toeing the Line: Local 33’s Protest Tactics and Their Impact on Public Opinion

“I think a lot of protests focus on sensationalism, but I think making sure your people are empowered and in it for the long haul [is] key.”

A Yale College Graduate’s Defense of Local 33

"Graduate students at private universities have the right to unionize as workers, and it is time for Yale to recognize that right."

Salovey Gets It Right: On Fasting in the Ivory Tower

Local 33 is wrong to invoke historical examples of human rights abuses to glorify their protests.

Berkeley Students React to Chun’s Appointment as Dean of Yale College

Marvin Chun was announced as the new Dean of Yale College. We collected BK students' reactions.

Connecticut Senator Emerges in the Anti-Trump Movement: Chris Murphy’s Surging Popularity

On February 12, 2017, The New York Post reported that Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, asked consultants to look into four Democrats who are potential candidates for 2020. Murphy was one of them.

Private Speech Made Public: A Yale Professor’s Facebook Comment Goes Viral

Prof. Jason Stanley finds himself in the middle of the fight over free speech on social media.

Sustainable Space: Cohousing Takes Root in Connecticut

"Cohousing asks its participants to sacrifice a degree of their autonomy. Cooperation is fundamental to the success of any community, but it’s particularly true when resources and space are pooled..."

The Caesar Controversy: The Trumpian Figure who Stole the Show at the Public Theatre

For outlets on the right, the assassination of Trump-as-Caesar is, at its best, a glorification of political violence, and at its worst, an invitation for violence against an American president.

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

Featured Interviews

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

An Interview with Amy Klobuchar, Senior Minnesota U.S. Senator

“I’m not running as a woman, even though I am one. I am running because I’m running based on my experience as a prosecutor. I’m running based on what I want to get done.”

Life Goes On: Ramadan and American Businesses

"The holy month of Ramadan is a period of heightened religiosity, spiritual reflection, and charity for Muslims around the world."

The New Bully Pulpit: When Comedy Turns Political

"It’s time for comedians to recognize their role in educating the future electorate—especially young people."

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 1: An Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Eric Eyre

In the first installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Pulitzer-winning Eric Eyre on his work in W. Virginia.

Voting with Money: Political Donations and Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

How would Trump's cabinet nominees have done without the votes of those to whom they donated? Check our graphic.

Something I Can Control: Women Rush to Get IUDs After Trump’s Election

What does it mean for women to make medical choices for political reasons?

Whose Long Island? Immigrants Battle for Rights In Suburban New York

"In a lot of minds, Long Island is still a place for rich, white people."

After Pulse, After Trump: The Gay Rights Movement in an Age of Uncertainty

The event was labeled the deadliest single-gunman mass shooting in U.S. history, the deadliest incident of violence against sexual minorities in U.S. history, and the deadliest terrorist attack committed on U.S. soil since September 11.

Tomi Lahren: Like a Phoenix, She Will Rise from the Ashes

“Lahren has fallen victim to a system that has fed off of her willingness to create controversy.”

Moments of Rupture: Confederate Monuments and a Southern Town’s Search for its Identity

Charlottesville, Virginia is split over a statue of Robert E. Lee.

Issues with Transnational Advocacy: The Case of the Roma

In our fourth installment of a series on Roma Rights, Arvin Anoop looks at countries who advocate for members of their ethnocultural diasporas and asks why the Roma have yet to benefit from this practice.

Holla for Challah: Photos from a Friday Afternoon at Mahane Yehuda

Mahane Yehuda is the biggest open air food market in Jerusalem.

Featured Interviews

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

Not Yet United: The Challenges of Organizing for Roma Rights

In our fourth installment of a series on Roma Rights, Emma Pred-Sosa examines the lack of advocacy on behalf of Roma people in the fight for civil rights.

‘Gender Confusion’ in Malaysia: LGBT Resistance to Burgeoning Homophobia

LGBT people have become an increasingly valuable “political bargaining chip” for the ruling party in Malaysia.

The Iranian Presidential Race: Beginnings of a New Dialogue

"If we want a Middle East that is peaceful and prosperous, Iran will have to play a role."

Simple English: The Fight for Mosul

“To put it bluntly,” said Cruz, “Mosul reconstruction is a fantasy.”

Could the U.K. Have a Prime Minister Who Doesn’t Believe in Monarchy?

Jeremy Corbyn, an anti monarchist, is running to be Britain's next prime minister. What would his victory mean for the crown?

An Interview With Robert Ford, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria

Ambassador Ford sits down to talk about the Syrian Civil War, Trump's airstrikes and the state of politics in the country today.

Law and the Roma: A Fickle Ally

In our third installment of a series on Roma Rights, Arvin Anoop critiques the justice system in Central Europe and points out how the law can both help and hinder those who want to protect the rights of Roma people.

An Interview with Gary Locke, Former U.S. Ambassador to China

"China will be very wary and very cautious of Donald Trump."

Charity From Above: George Soros and the Anatomy of Roma Rights Activism

Lisa Qian reflects on the lessons she took home from Central Euopre on effective activism, Roma rights and the state of NGOs in the region.

The Complicated Future of Central and South Asia

Afghanistan and its neighbors face an uncertain future as the American military presence in the region shrinks.

Donald Trump’s Bizarre Obsession With Blood

Trump's remarks suggest that he has a disturbing obsession with blood and the female body.

The Problem with Daddy’s Girl

Why father-daughter dances are wrong and why you should care.

Featured Interviews

On the Opioid Epidemic, Part 2: An Interview with Cecilia Brown, Mother and Advocate

In the second installment of a four-part series on how Americans have begun to battle the opioid epidemic, Arka Gupta interviews Cecilia Brown.

An Interview with Bill Walker, Independent Governor of Alaska

“I don’t think any party has the monopoly on solutions.”

“It’s Not Me, It’s Them”: A Look at Group Division and U.S. Politics

Chloe Heller, inspired by a piece by blogger Scott Alexander, examines political polarization in the U.S.

Wealth Is Not Immoral

Helen Zhao responds to the claim that it is unacceptable to retain personal wealth.

Humor: Rebels Defy President-for-life Salovey

The hipsters are fasting, and they're doing it in style.

Pressure from All Sides: The War in Syria and Foreign Intervention

Justin Jin shares a brief summary of the conflict in Syria and gives us his take on events.

EDITORIAL: Our YCC Endorsements

The empty debate room on Tuesday night confirmed not only YCC’s failure to engage students, but also our own apathy toward their most immediate body for institutional reform. We applaud all of this year’s candidates for their energy and commitment to students—and we hope that they return the favor.

Kill Your Darlings: The Downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos

"Milo has always had a strained relationship with conservatism."

Media in the Age of Trump

"Now that the spotlight is on the press, its failures have even greater ramifications."

Blame One Direction for Brexit

Coincidence? I think not.

Lost in the Pond: Crimea and the West’s Acquiescence to the Status Quo

In the first installment of his column on European issues ignored in the American press, Maks Szwajewski discusses the Western response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Not Enough Jazz

"Instead of scholarship, we get spectacle."