‘Patient Zero’: Monica Lewinsky’s Misdiagnosis

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ARTICLE BY REBECCA HEILWEIL AND BENJAMIN POLLACK “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.” Alliteration aside, Monica Lewinsky’s admission of this ultimatum in her May 2014 Vanity Fair piece… Continue reading

A Trans-Atlantic Folly

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ARTICLE BY SAMUEL BYERS Operation Atlantic Resolve For the past several weeks, soldiers and vehicles from the US Army’s 1st Cavalry Division have been redeployed from their home base at Fort Hood, Texas… Continue reading

To The Left?: Testing Religious Tolerance in Light of Ebola

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ARTICLE BY WILL SHIREY On August 12th, 2014, a Spanish priest involved in a Catholic humanitarian mission in Liberia died of Ebola – the very disease that he had set out to fight. Shortly… Continue reading

Township Tanks: The Militarization of American Police

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ARTICLE BY REGGIE KRAMER 61 assault rifles, three grenade launchers, and a mine-resistant armored personnel carrier.  No, that’s not the arsenal of a Navy Seal team, nor is it the weapons catalogue of Special… Continue reading

Grandmother: Highest Office in the Nation

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ARTICLE BY BENJAMIN POLLACK “Let’s start with the most important story in politics:  the Clinton baby,” said John King of CNN’s Inside Politics. And to Hillary and Bill, the birth of their granddaughter… Continue reading

PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE: IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY IN THE U.S.

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ARTICLE BY SARAH SIMON There is no longer any doubt that teacher quality matters. In one of the most widely-studied education experiments in America, Project STAR, nearly 12,000 Tennessee students were randomly assigned… Continue reading

Unjust Gerrymandering or Fairness Focused?: Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama

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ARTICLE BY SARAH SIMON When Eric Hartley, reporter with Maryland newspaper the Capital Gazette, set out to traverse the border of the 3rd Congressional District of Maryland, he certainly didn’t expect his trip… Continue reading

Diversity or Xenophobia in the American Immigration Process

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ARTICLE BY REBECCA HEILWEIL A father nervously checks his mailbox in a small suburb outside Sana’a. Empty. He returns to his daughter playing inside their tiny home. She looks up with wide eyes and… Continue reading

Escalation and Uncertainty: On the Dangers of Cyber Warfare

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  ARTICLE BY SAM BYERS Several years ago, a European digital security firm identified a piece of software installing itself on computers around the world. The worm seemingly originated from inside of Iran,… Continue reading