Yahoo: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Michael Economopoulos, Fordham University: Oh, how the mighty have fallen! This past week Yahoo was hit with the biggest corporate breach in history with 500 million accounts hacked. This summer, Verizon confirmed a $4.88 billion deal for the core business of Yahoo, leaving the company with just their infamous stake in Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba […]

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The Thin Red Line: Donald Trump and the Slim Republican Senate Majority

McHenry Lee, Johns Hopkins University: With the Presidential election a little over a month away, most Americans are obviously preoccupied with following the national campaign. The GDELT project, a media watchdog group, recently compiled a list of mentions that each candidate received on cable news programs in the last 100 days. Predictably, Donald Trump topped […]

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If You Give Wells Fargo a Cookie

Cameron Little, Johns Hopkins University: Wells Fargo’s recent malpractice is just the latest ethical blunder in the banking world. Reports say that the financial institution opened around two million accounts without their clients’ consent. Apparently, management had pressured branch employees to, without permission, circulate their clients’ credit card information and even to craft email addresses […]

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In a Sea of Green, Only White

Alex Sadler, Johns Hopkins University As the Democratic National Convention was set to kick off, many were eagerly awaiting the arrival of who they thought would be the first woman President. The only issue? Instead of shouts for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, there were calls for official Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Chants […]

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An Uneasy Peace at the DNC

Adam Rapfogel, Tufts University: Unity: political parties love to claim it and national conventions are generally designed around showcasing it, but in today’s divisive political climate, it often proves elusive. A few short weeks ago at the Republican National Convention, some delegates held one final passionate – but ill-fated – attempt to “dump Trump.” The […]

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