American politicians often support political movements overseas possibly because they regard America as the pinnacle of democracy. When similar political movements happen in America, however, American politicians have been self-contradictory. To avoid the self-contradiction in politics, American politicians need to be more consistent with their moral standards. Recently, the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Storming of Capitol Hill Exposes Hypocrisy in American Politics
Americans will remember 2020 as an election year like no other. Against historical precedent, the Republican-led senate spitefully confirmed a Supreme Court Justice days before the election, a candidate refused to say he'd facilitate a peaceful transfer of power should he lose and U.S. agencies found evidence of multiple countries attempting to interfere with election results. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Selflessness and Empathy Must Overpower Desensitization to Bad News
Art by Madeline DuvallIf the 2020 election were a normal election, campaigns would be scrambling to find the perfect "October Surprise," or election-altering scandal. To no one's surprise, President Donald Trump has made this election atypical in every sense of the word; as a result, Americans are drowning in headlines — each disturbing enough to distract from the one … [Read more...] about Opinion: Make America Respectable Again
Art by Samantha MillerFor decades, the U.S. has proudly flaunted the title “Leader of the Free World.” The single most important qualifier of this is the right to fair elections.Between assaults on the Voting Rights Act, defunding of the U.S. Postal Service and Russian interference, our right to fair elections is in jeopardy.Since the U.S. continues to navigate … [Read more...] about Opinion: Our Democracy is Rigged
Art by Madeline DuvallBoth COVID-19 and climate change threaten the livelihood of people around the planet. Billions are affected by the virus, and at least 86,000 have died. Over the remainder of our lives, climate change is expected to do the same — if not worse — damage.Specifically, the climate crisis is estimated to push over 120 million into poverty over the … [Read more...] about There Is Urgency With COVID-19, but What About Climate Change?