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Existential TV

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

United No More: The United Nations versus the United States

Selective humanitarianism is inherently unhumanitarian.

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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.

Emily Schwartz, Vice President of Organizing at NationBuilder

They own their data because they own their relationship. And hence then they can own their own power.

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.

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.

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.'"

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."

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

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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

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.

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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.

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.”

United No More: The United Nations versus the United States

Selective humanitarianism is inherently unhumanitarian.

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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.

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.”

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

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

United No More: The United Nations versus the United States

Selective humanitarianism is inherently unhumanitarian.

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Economist

For a long time, economists seemed to agree with the implicit assumption of your question that we should minimize the ethical judgements we make. I’m not sure that’s a universal position anymore.

An Interview with Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

“The end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And I argue that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”

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.’

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."

Ditch Disenfranchisement: Restore Felons’ Rights to Vote

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

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.”

Politics of #WalkUpNotOut

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