Weekly Columns

Author of “Fire and Fury” Michael Wolff in 2013. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Eirik Solheim. bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Choudhry: Fired up and Furious Over Trump Presidency Expose

January 22, 2018 at 12:42 am 0 comments

At midnight of January 5, there was a line outside of Kramerbooks, based in Washington, D.C., for a nonfiction book about the first year of President Trump’s term in office. The book was sold out in less than 20 minutes. As of this writing, it’s the number one bestseller onRead More

President Donald Trump receives a NASA flight jacket after signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act in March 2017. (Official White House photo by Paul Williams.)

Perego: In Search of the Missing Space Link

January 18, 2018 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

For decades the United States has enjoyed boasting its status as the “leader of the free world.” Although we do in fact have one of the largest militaries, and an exceptionally high GDP per capita, the United States ranks amongst the lowest countries in terms of scientific literacy. We haveRead More

Choudhry: From Keurigs to Congress: Inside the Sean Hannity Sideshow

Choudhry: From Keurigs to Congress: Inside the Sean Hannity Sideshow

December 6, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, you may not have heard much about the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. You probably had little to no idea who the candidates were until reports from the Washington Post emerged that the Republican candidate was allegedly a pedophile. And then you probably heard that people wereRead More

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gather at Zuccotti Park in New York on September 30, 2011.
(Unmodified photo by David Shankbone used under a Creative Commons license. bit.ly/1E6HPMf )

Zelin: By the Numbers: How Gaping Disparities in Wealth Fuel a Generational Cycle of Inequality

October 31, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

We have all heard a great deal about the growing levels of income inequality in the United States. The top one percent of all earners in the U.S. rake in 40 times more than the bottom 90 percent, and the top one-tenth of the one percent has seen rapid levelsRead More

Hillary Clinton speaking at AIPAC Policy Conference in 2016. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Lorie Shaull.bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Choudhry: The Polarization of Partisan Media

October 12, 2017 at 12:03 am 0 comments

In early September, Hillary Clinton tweeted out an endorsement of a website called Verrit. Created by Peter Daou, a former strategist for Clinton’s campaign, the website calls itself the “media for the 65.8 million.” There’s a good chance you don’t know how Verrit works (authentication codes? pictures of facts fromRead More

Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in 2015. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Michael Vadon. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Zelin: Medicare for All: An Argument for Implementation

October 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Our health care system is broken. The United States of America pays more money on health care than any other industrialized country in the world, more than $3.4 trillion per year to be exact, yet our life expectancy ranks 26th out of 36 member nations in the Organization for EconomicRead More

Protests outside San Francisco City Hall on Inauguration Day. (Unmodified photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1iowB8m)

Zelin: The Epidemic of Outrage

September 3, 2017 at 12:21 am 0 comments

If you were to flip on cable news, log on to Twitter, or browse the web for more than a few minutes, it would be very difficult not to feel as if the world was going straight to hell in a handbasket. An endless barrage of catastrophic news stories isRead More

The Statue of Liberty in 2008. (Unmodified photo by Radhika Bhagwat used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Burnette: This Fourth of July, Remember Our American Values

July 4, 2017 at 12:51 am 0 comments

Fourth of July, Independence Day, a day of great barbecues and fireworks; it’s when we celebrate the ratifying of the Declaration of Independence and becoming our own nation, separated from the crown of Great Britain. The government of the United States is founded on principles of freedom for people toRead More

ames Comey alongside President Trump’s former acting Attorney General Sally Yates in 2016. (Public domain photo by the FBI.)

DeBella: Why Trump Fired Comey

May 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

For only the second time in history, the director of the FBI has been fired from his position. On Tuesday, President Trump’s team released a letter from Mr. Trump to now-former FBI Director James Comey informing him of his termination. Within this letter Mr. Trump stated, “While I greatly appreciateRead More

DeBella: Confirmed, at Last

DeBella: Confirmed, at Last

April 16, 2017 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

On April 6, 2017 the infamous “nuclear option” was invoked in the Senate, thus allowing for the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, now Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Despite Justice Gorsuch’s respectable record, brilliant legal mind, and reputation as a moderate whose decisions are guided by the lawRead More