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Cruz’s Grassroots Strategy: Deceptive or Deft?

ARTICLE BY NOLAN WEIN How would you feel if you received a yellow paper slip in the mail that had the phrase “VOTING VIOLATION” stamped in a red box across … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bloomberg the Spoiler

ARTICLE BY JACOB AUSUBEL At a first glance, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg might seem like a formidable, even ideal presidential candidate. A successful business magnet, politician, and philanthropist, … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Democracy in Ten Seconds or Less: Snapchat and the 2016 Presidential Election

ARTICLE BY MADISON LANE Conceivably due to the notable partisan bias of mainstream media outlets, voters are increasingly turning to more unconventional news sources. The vanishing picture messaging app Snapchat … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Against Universal Human Rights

ARTICLE BY MEGAN BRIDGES In what was presumably a cold, Parisian winter in 1948, representatives of the United Nations drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in an effort … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

State of the UN: A Report From the 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum-Day 2

ARTICLE BY REGGIE KRAMER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Click here to read the report from Day 1. Day 2 of the 2016 United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum picked … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

A New Type of Debate

ARTICLE BY NOLAN WEIN “He was a little teddy bear to me… I kind of miss him. I wish he was here,” said Jeb Bush about the elephant not in … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The State of the UN: A Report from the 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum-Day 1

ARTICLE BY REGGIE KRAMER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF February 1st saw the opening of the 2016 United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, at which I and several of my … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Aim Left

ARTICLE BY SUMMER OSBORN When the presidential primary race began months ago, the action was comically one-sided. The Republicans resembled a pack of middle school boys all fumbling for attention … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

8 Years Later: Assessing our Economic “Recovery”

ARTICLE BY CHARLES SANSONE Recently the U.S. economy has been touted as strong and durable – one that has been recovering quite nicely since the Great Recession of 2008. While … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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