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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.

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.

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.

Ruminations in Rio

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

Open the Priesthood

Katherine Kidney argues that it is time to put erroneous Church traditions aside and allow women to become priests.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Geneva Decker sits down with the cast and crew of Dev Patel's new movie about an Indian mathematician studying in England at the height of World War I.

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.

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.

Congress vs Zika

An enormous public health risk caused by blood-sucking pests that has no known solution tries to pass funding for Zika.

Don’t Forget, and Don’t Give In

Madeleine Colbert asks us not to accept defeat and defeatism on gun control.

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.

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?

Not a Game: Brazil in Crisis on the Eve of the Olympics

The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff is on trial for impeachment, and the three people in line to replace her may soon be too. Wracked with a crashing economy, corruption protests, and the Zika virus, Rio prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

A Brief Guide to the Peruvian Election in Simple English (And Some Spanish)

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the Presidency by the narrowest margin in Peruvian history. Ana Barros breaks down the election results.