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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."

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

Asia’s Tipping Point: North Korean Nuclear Ambitions Under Trump

As tensions between East Asian nations rise, the role of the Trump administration in determining the region's future is becoming even more important.

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."

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

Media in the Age of Trump

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

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.”

In Her Corner: Connecticut Senators Back McMahon

McMahon’s confirmation shows both the limits of bipartisanship in today’s political climate and the way in which representatives of one state can work together across party lines.

“They were a Sisterhood”: Government Policies Target Transitional Housing in Connecticut

“We don’t want to fund programs just to fund programs. We want to fund programs that are effective."

Play Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Remy Dhingra reviews the Yale undergraduate production.

Higher Education, Politicized: American Universities Respond to Trump’s Travel Ban

In emails sent to students, press releases, and letters sent to President Trump, universities across the nation condemned the ban with a singular voice.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

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 Guide to Local 33’s Fight for Unionization

Keera Annamaneni breaks down the history that led to today's election for graduate student unionization.

No Exit: Connecticut’s Sex Trafficking Crisis

According to Connecticut officials, the state's highways are rife with human trafficking.

A History of Dispute: Yale Alumni Reflect on Calhoun Controversy

In the wake of the renaming of Calhoun College, Sophie Cappello reaches out to alumni to trace the history of student opinion about the college.

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."

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

Media in the Age of Trump

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

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

Humor: Justice Ginsberg Blows Out 114 Candles at 84th Birthday

When asked what she wished for, Ginsberg simply said: “You’ll see.”

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.

An Interview with Billy Fleming, co-author of the Indivisible Guide

Olivia Paschal sits down with Billy Fleming to discuss the Indivisible Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.

First of Her Kind: Melania Trump’s Foray into First Lady-ism

Who is our new First Lady?

Dialogue As Dissent: Religious Leaders Speak Out on Capital Punishment

“I can’t imagine a bigger power to give the government than one that says you can go ahead and kill your citizens.”

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.

Blame One Direction for Brexit

Coincidence? I think not.

An Interview with Dutch Politician Marietje Schaake

The Politic's Julia Ding and Marietje Schaake discuss international relations, human rights, and technology.

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.

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

Troubled Waters: The Struggle to Regulate Japanese Whaling

"Results have been mixed."

Prosperity and Persecution: A Look at China’s Muslim Minorities

“The police are very visible and they’re there to remind people that the state is watching.”

Japan’s Demographic Conundrum: Echoes from an Aging Nation

Simply put, Japan faces a dire shortage of kids and millennials, and the country is already feeling the socioeconomic consequences.

Diplomacy for Sale: Internationally Financed Lobbying in American Politics

“Some worry that the president — accustomed to business dealings and inexperienced in foreign policy — may be susceptible to manipulation by foreign powers.”

Zoo Gone Wild: After Escobar, Colombia Faces His Hippos

“You have to ask from a biodiversity conservation perspective, what objective is this fulfilling? Nothing more than a zoo.”

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."

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?

Featured Interviews

An Interview with Dr. Manoug Manougian, Former Leader of the Lebanese Rocket Society

It was the first rocket launched in the Arab world. Instantly we became the 'rocket boys' and were treated like rock stars.

An Interview with Ann Selzer, “The Best Pollster in America”

Sarah Strober and Ann Selzer discuss political polling and the 2016 Election.

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.

Stella on SCOTUS: The Supreme Court in Criminal Defense

Stella Shannon interviews her father, a criminal defense attorney, about how Supreme Court decisions have affected his practice.

Eurosphere: When Media Monitor Media

In the third installment of his column on European affairs, Josh Hochman examines Russia Today's Washington branch and the agenda behind its coverage of American media.

Fidel Castro and the Blind Spot of Liberalism

Why does the Left refuse to condemn a brutal tyrant?