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An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

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.

Resettled: New Haven’s Refugee Community

The Politic's first documentary, "Resettled" explores New Haven's refugee resettlement process in a shifting political landscape

An Interview With Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana

"We’ve got to demonstrate that we recognize what it means to be an American even when the details are politically contested."

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.

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.

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.

Europe’s Vilified Minority: The Roma Through Pictures

“If the political will is not there, then you have to sue. But even if you sue, change does not happen.”

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."

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

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..."

From the Campaign to the Classroom: Yale’s Resident Politicians Balance Bias

“The most important thing is not to pretend you don’t have a bias, but to understand that you do and what it is and what other people’s biases are, so that biases can become part of the discussion.”

Education Interrupted: Expelled and Suspended Students in Connecticut Fall Behind

Last year, a study from the Yale Child Study Center found that “black preschoolers are 3.6 times as likely to receive one or more suspensions relative to white preschoolers.”

Yale Student Launches Campaign for Ward 1 Alder

“Haci's campaign is about more than just politics.”

Humor: I Am Going To Keep Saying ‘Epistemology’ Until You Love Me

I frequently refer to my high school years as a “classical education,” my dad works in finance, and my best friend is named after a minor deity from Roman mythology.

Not Enough Jazz

"Instead of scholarship, we get spectacle."

“Let Them In”: Yale and New Haven Lead Fight for Refugee Rights Under Trump

Yale and New Haven prepare to protect refugees after Trump executive orders.

Answering the Call: Yale’s Tradition of Public Service Tested Under Trump

“The core theme is that people with great privilege—it’s the Spiderman theme—with great privilege and power comes great responsibility.”

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?

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

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.

Trumpcare in West Virginia: A Case Study

Trump's plans to reform American healthcare may have fallen short of repealing Obamacare, but they are far from abandoned. See how Trump's tweaking of Obamacare could affect one of the states that most supported him.

Defenders of the Digital Age

Who will protect us from Big Brother?

Maui vs. Monsanto: The Battle Over GMOs in Hawaii

"The referendum was about more than just GMOs and agriculture; it was about preserving Hawaiian culture."

Leashes Off: Breaking Down Trump’s Deregulation Agenda

Since he took office in January, Trump has eliminated over 90 government regulations. Mohammed Hussari takes a look at some of the most important, and gives his take on Trump's actions so far.

Trump’s Everyman Fallacy

Why Trump’s Economic Policy and Consequent Stock Market Optimism Does Not Reflect the Reality of the Average American’s Economic Situation

Humor: Did I Do That?

FBI Director James Comey to Star as Steve Urkel in 2018 Netflix Reboot of Family Matters

Kill Your Darlings: The Downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos

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

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

“Make Europe Great Again”: Outsider Schulz Revitalizes German Politics

Angela Merkel faces a serious challenge in the upcoming German election from a rising Trump-esque socialist.

#FeesMustFall: South African Students Fight for Higher Education

Protests against high costs of attendance at higher education institutions continue in South Africa.

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.

Lost in the Pond: Lukashenko’s Choice

The last dictator in Europe is at a crossroads.

Love in the Time of VHS: Making Sense of Vaporwave

What can the sound and politics of an internet microgenre tell us about our relationship with artificial consumer worlds?

Pizza Politics: Lessons From the Pineapple Topping Controversy

Iceland's president joked he would make eating pizza with pineapple as a topping illegal if he could. Thus a heated debate began.

Lost in the Pond: Takeaways from Warsaw’s Self-Destructive Vote

In the second installment of his column on European issues not covered by the American press, Maks Szwajewski examines the presidential elections of the European Council.

The Forgotten War: The Conflict in Yemen and the Crisis of Global Leadership

Yemen is mired in a brutal civil war that has spurred numerous humanitarian crises. Yet as Yemen crumbles, the world looks away. Isabel Del Toro Mijares ‘20 explores the crisis and finds out why.

A Dangerous Future for Yemen: U.S. Interference and the Yemeni Civil War

On the campaign trail, Trump both stressed a need for less foreign interventionism and for immediate action against violent extremism.

An Interview with Luis Fortuño, Former Governor of Puerto Rico

The Politic's Sonny Stephens and Luis Fortuño discuss the Puerto Rican debt crisis and potential for statehood.

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.

Humor: Rebels Defy President-for-life Salovey

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

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

"We were able to be a headache for the regime, and we succeeded in expanding the margin of freedoms, especially press freedoms."

An Interview with Judge Wendell Griffen of Arkansas

"Impartiality does not mean that the judge has no values. Impartiality does not mean the judge has no views. Impartiality does not mean the judge is silent about his or her views."

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.

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.

The DNC’s Counter-Revolution

The Democratic National Committee's chair race has alienated progressives and failed to unify the party.

Prime Minister Paul Ryan

What if the United States had a parliamentary system?

A Union in Name Only

"As usual, Local 33 has put the 'idea of a union' above the very real lives a union is meant to improve."

In Defense of Student Athletes

Student athletes do not detract from the academic strength of an institution like Yale. They model a unique approach to school life—a set of values—that we can all benefit from.

A Lamentation of the Decision to Rename Calhoun College

“I do not care for symbolism.”

To Punch a Nazi

To punch or not to punch...that is the question.