Category Archive: Current Events

Your (Continuously Growing) Presidential Candidate Cheat Sheet

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As the field of 2016 presidential candidates grows, it might become difficult for you to keep track. Well, we have you covered! Here is your cheat sheet for all the presidential hopefuls who… Continue reading

Will the NSA-collection provisions of the Patriot Act expire tonight?

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The US Senate has convened for a rare Sunday session for the purpose of holding debate on extension of parts of the Patriot Act relating to NSA surveillance.  Those parts will sunset and expire at… Continue reading

Clickbait Feminism: A Trend Journalists Should Avoid

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There has been a recent trend of jumping on the bandwagon of a social justice issue. Whether it is showing disdain for Donald Sterling’s racist statements or targeting  businesses in Indiana for refusing… Continue reading

Rand Paul sorta-kinda filibusters Renewal of Patriot Act (LIVE updates)

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I’ve just taken the senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. It’s time to end the NSA spying! — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 20, 2015 Senator Rand Paul… Continue reading

Part IV: The War At Home

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This is the fifth installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Part I Part II Part III Neither slavery nor involuntary… Continue reading

How to Be An Ally: A Reflection From Baltimore

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Editor’s Note: This is a submission from a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. It reflects her experience during the protests against police brutality sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident who… Continue reading

Hillary Clinton, First of Her Name

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Hillary Clinton, who has been running for president since at least 1999, made her 2016 bid official last week via a video message to her supporters. Most of the analysis in the immediate… Continue reading

Missouri and Kansas Try To Make Poor People’s Choices For Them

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Two new bills that would further regulate the use of welfare benefits gained headlines as the latest examples of paternalism masquerading as policy. Last week, the Kansas legislature passed a bill that would… Continue reading

The growing opportunity gap facing American children

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Editor’s Note: Reuben Finighan is a Senior Research Officer at The Melbourne Institute and Fellow of the ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence at University of Melbourne. He was previously a member of… Continue reading