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Yale Police Officer Threatens La Unidad Latina en Acción Protesters

BETWEEN 12PM AND 1pm on Friday, a Yale Police officer issued veiled threats to members of La Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA), a Latino social justice group that protests the name of Calhoun College.

The Anniversary of Attica: Prison Strikes, Penal Labor, and the New Jim Crow

Chloe Kimball explains the insidious media silence on the largest prison strike in American history.

Runway Politics

Marc Jacbos stirs controversy at New York Fashion Week.

An Uncommon App: Yale’s New, More Accessible College Application

Valentina Connell explains the changes to the Yale application process, and the new Coalition Application for Access and Affordability.

Be There or Watch Square: The Jackson Hole Town Square Live Stream and the Rise of the Slow Internet

What draws thousands of people to a YouTube livestream of an intersection in a small Wyoming town?

Liveblogging the Death Spiral

Join The Politic as we liveblog the first Presidential Debate of 2016!

An Interview With Aviva Chomsky, Professor and Immigration Activist

The Politic's Keera Annamaneni and Aviva Chomsky discuss the history of immigration to the United States.

Weiner: A Love Story Of Sorts

Cameron Wright explains why Weiner is must-watch, and not just for political junkies.

The Rising Tide

Scientists now agree that recent flooding events in Louisiana are due to global warming.

Last Week Right Now

Albin Quan recaps last week's election news and tells us what to look for in the weeks ahead.

Why Patti Smith Writes

Gabriella Limón recounts Patti Smith's thoughts on writing, hubris, and the importance of travel.

Turkey vs. ISIS vs. The Kurds: U.S. Grapples With Allies at War

Operation Euphrates Shield has entered Syria. But who is Turkey really fighting: ISIS or the Kurds?

Fellows Night Out

Surbhi Bharadwaj explores the World Fellows" Night and reports back on the

The Ceasefire in Syria

Alexander O'Neill explains what the recent Syrian ceasefire accomplishes, and what it doesn't.

Returning from the Jungle: Reintegration in Post-Conflict Colombia

Last month, Colombia signed a peace deal with FARC, the nation's largest rebel group, ending the longest armed insurgency in the Western hemisphere. But for FARC's child soldiers, many of whom have grown up in the jungle, the struggle to reintegrate is just beginning.

Donald Reaches Out

Adrianne Owings looks at whether The Donald's recent attempt at minority outreach will succeed.

Park Politics: The U.S. National Park Service and the Myth of Untouched Wilderness

In the aftermath of the U.S. National Park Service's centennial celebration, the organization is grappling with a history of exclusion.

An Uncommon App: Yale’s New, More Accessible College Application

Valentina Connell explains the changes to the Yale application process, and the new Coalition Application for Access and Affordability.

Yale Police Officer Threatens La Unidad Latina en Acción Protesters

BETWEEN 12PM AND 1pm on Friday, a Yale Police officer issued veiled threats to members of La Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA), a Latino social justice group that protests the name of Calhoun College.

Fellows Night Out

Surbhi Bharadwaj explores the World Fellows" Night and reports back on the

Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery

"The excavations [of Dura Europos] done by the Yale team in the early part of the twentieth century likely saved these priceless pieces of religious and cultural history from the merciless destruction of the Islamic State. But they did so at a price—removing these pieces from their homeland and rehoming them in the basement of a Western university."

Orlando, Stonewall, and the Politics of Tragedy

Kyle Ranieri asks for a vigil for American politics and its inability to grieve.

“Gown and Gown”: Gateway Community College and Yale Forge a New Partnership

Heightened partnership between Yale and Gateway Community College opens new educational doors for the Southern Connecticut community.

Unsafe in a Sanctuary City: New Haven Community Resists Immigration Raids

"Out of nowhere they knocked down doors."

“Uber Answers to Nobody”

The application lowers prices, and drivers bear the burden.

Die Hard: The Short Rise and Long Fall of Pro Sports in New Haven

Olivia Paschal explores New Haven's commitments and struggles with pro-sports.

2016 YCC Debate: A Recap

Two Politickers are running for YCC President, Finance Director and Events Director are unopposed...but we can tell you which Vice Presidential candidate killed it at the debate.

JUNCTURE: Discovering the Artist’s Voice

Yale Law School's initiative explores the relationship between art and human rights movements.

Chronic Condition: A Portrait of a Neighborhood Under Community Policing

The problem might be violence. Or unemployment. Or racial inequality. Or all of the above. Have the mayor and the police chief revived community policing because it solves these problems?

All of the Lights: A Night in the Life of a Toad’s Bouncer

An inside look into a Wednesday-and-Saturday-night New Haven institution and the people who keep it running like clockwork.

State of the Unions: As Grad Students Organize, Tension Mounts

The graduate student population here at Yale is one of many across America making efforts to unionize.

No Haven for the Homeless

There are ways to challenge the dehumanization of the homeless, starting from within the ivory tower itself.

Doing More with Less: The Yale College Council’s Budget Battle

The costs of Spring Fling and other campus events have brought the YCC's budget issues to light.

The Anniversary of Attica: Prison Strikes, Penal Labor, and the New Jim Crow

Chloe Kimball explains the insidious media silence on the largest prison strike in American history.

Be There or Watch Square: The Jackson Hole Town Square Live Stream and the Rise of the Slow Internet

What draws thousands of people to a YouTube livestream of an intersection in a small Wyoming town?

Liveblogging the Death Spiral

Join The Politic as we liveblog the first Presidential Debate of 2016!

The Rising Tide

Scientists now agree that recent flooding events in Louisiana are due to global warming.

Last Week Right Now

Albin Quan recaps last week's election news and tells us what to look for in the weeks ahead.

The New Face of Immigrant America: Welcome to Jackson Heights

Director Frederick Wiseman's portrait of a neighborhood reveals the new multiculturalism of the American immigrant experience.

Back from the Brink: The Quest to Save the Bald Eagle

Thanks to scientists and policymakers, the bald eagle is no longer an endangered species. Can its success be extended to other animals in danger?

Paul Manafort: Friend to Tyrants. Washington Insider. Nothing Unusual.

Paul Manafort resigned last Friday after new revelations about his connection to Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine. But Yanukovych is not Manafort's first dictator, and Manafort is not Washington's first insider with dangerous international ties.

A First Lady Who Fits the Bill

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, the American people will have their first First Gentleman. But Hillary has made it clear that Bill won’t be picking out the china or floral arrangements. Anna Blech analyzes the fraught gender politics of presidential spouse-hood, and tells us how we got to a situation where the nation’s first female president can have it all—all the power and all the housework.

We’re Not Taking Her For Granted

Makayla Haussler rejects the idea that millennial women are taking the first female nominee for granted.

Medicaid Mike

Cassandra Lignelli looks at why Mike Pence accepted the Medicaid expansion and what that could signal for the Republicans.

4-4: The Consequences of an Unfilled Supreme Court Seat

With Merrick Garland's confirmation process indefinitely in limbo, the court continues to hear cases as usual. Marshall Rankin tells us what happens in the event of a tie, and how Scalia's empty seat has affected cases thus far.

Share Their Videos

Adrian Rivera argues for breaking the bubble of those who would otherwise ignore racism.

ObamaJAMA: POTUS Writes Scholarly Article on Obamacare

Cassandra Lignelli talks to Yale Professor Howard Forman about President Obama's recent article on the Affordable Care Act.

New Pence Who Dis

Michael Mei takes a look at what Mike Pence means to the Trump candidacy.

Clinton and the Carbon Tax

The Democratic Party Platform endorsed a carbon tax, but Hillary Clinton did not. Alexander Posner tells us why.

Turkey vs. ISIS vs. The Kurds: U.S. Grapples With Allies at War

Operation Euphrates Shield has entered Syria. But who is Turkey really fighting: ISIS or the Kurds?

The Ceasefire in Syria

Alexander O'Neill explains what the recent Syrian ceasefire accomplishes, and what it doesn't.

Returning from the Jungle: Reintegration in Post-Conflict Colombia

Last month, Colombia signed a peace deal with FARC, the nation's largest rebel group, ending the longest armed insurgency in the Western hemisphere. But for FARC's child soldiers, many of whom have grown up in the jungle, the struggle to reintegrate is just beginning.

The New Dark Age of Medicine

"Although previously unthinkable, the day when antibiotics don't work is upon us." —Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., Center for Disease Control and Prevention

License To Kill: Duterte Clashes with the UN on Human Rights

The United Nations has called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's support for extra-legal death squads a "license to kill."

History and Horror: Nations Struggle with Relics of Evil Past

Will Osama bin-Laden's compound be turned into a playground? Arvin Anoop covers the controversy surrounding the al-Qaeda founder's former home and takes us through what other countries have done with problematic landmarks.

Olympic Fencer Makes History in Hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad chose fencing so that her hijab wouldn't stand out from behind the mask. Now, with a bronze medal in Rio, she embraces the attention and hopes to serve as a role model.

Cupping at the Olympics: Does it Work?

Why is Michael Phelps covered in dark red welts? William Vester takes us through the science and pseudoscience of cupping, the newest health craze sweeping the Olympics.

The Polish Constitutional Crisis

How will Poland's Euroskeptic parliament affect the country's standing in the European Union? What about its relationship with Russia? Katie Kidney explains the Polish constitutional crisis.

The Brazilian From Qatar: Thoughts from a Beach Volleyball Game in Rio

Alexander Gerszten reports from Rio on a beach volleyball match with an unexpected Brazilian player.

The Lawyers Who Vanished: Suppression of Political Dissent on the Rise in China

The Chinese government recently sentenced a lawyer at a human rights firm to seven years in prison, one of hundreds of such convictions since mid-2015. Sonny Stephens walks us through Xi Jinping's campaign to crack down on anti-government dissent and use of filmed public confessions to discredit his enemies.

Ruminations in Rio

Alexander Gerszten reflects on his first few days in Rio during the Olympics.

A Coup of Erdogan, for Erdogan, by Erdogan?

Turkey's failed coup and ensuing purges have shocked the world. Arvin Anoop takes us step by step through the crisis and its aftermath.

Kimpossible: North Korea’s Delusions of Nuclear Grandeur

Billy Roberts analyzes the nuclear threat posed by the Hermit Kingdom.

A Lost Generation of Spaniards

"There are kids my age who have nothing to do." Sanoja Bhaumik investigates the lasting effects of the Spanish unemployment crisis.

Not So Dope Anymore: The Consequences of Russia’s Steroid Scandal

Russian athletes have been banned from representing their country in the 2016 Olympics after a widespread doping scandal. How will the Kremlin respond?