Politics

Elizabeth Warren standing on a podium with a stool, speaking to a crowd while holding a microphone

Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act

Has America become an oligarchic state with regard to corruption, and can Elizabeth Warren's proposal help get things back on track?
A woman holding a sign that says "stop the shutdown"

Unpacking the Tactic of Shutting Down the Government

Government shutdowns are often a highly partisan issue. So how should we parse the most recent one?
Kamala Harris giving a speech, smiling and speaking into microphones, with people crowded around

The Deeper Significance of Women Presidential Candidates

Though American politics may seem more divided than ever, it's important to note the changes still taking place.
Photograph of the White House

The Rise of Political Echo Chambers

Echo chambers are creating insular factions and polarizing politics. Is this a problem? And is there a way out?
Photograph of a sign for a medical marijuana dispensary

Which Voices Matter? Ballot Initiatives, Marijuana, and Legislative Paternalism in Utah

In November, Utah voters made medical marijuana legal with a ballot measure. However, legislation is already underway to restrict it.
Photograph of President Trump looking at a book with other people gathered

Why You are Wrong to Donate to the #BorderWall GoFundMe Campaign

Opinion: The GoFundMe campaign supporting the building of the proposed border wall has some fundamental philosophical problems.
"Different Pigs," by Arran Moffatt licensed under CC BY 2.0 (Via Flickr).

The Triumph of California’s Impure Prop. 12

This article focuses on California's recent passing of Proposition 12, or the "Farm Animal Confinement Initiative" and if it truly is doing enough to protect animals.
Photograph of two tabloid magazines with headlines about Hilary Clinton, dated "election eve," 2016

The Danger of Endorsing Political Conspiracies

Political conspiracies can be laughably absurd, but what does it mean when they're so prevalent? How damaging can conspiracies be?
"Remember" by Ian Sane licensed under CC BY 2.0 (Via Flickr).

Hyper-partisanship and Centrism in Modern Political Discourse

How do we move forward politically in a hyper-partisan society? How can we be centrist when there is so much people disagree on?
photograph of all the women save Senator Mary Landrieu on the US Senate in 2013

Women, Representation, Revolution

There are more women than ever up for election during this year's midterms. If many of them succeed, what might change?