Jared Mayer, JHU: For students on college campuses, these past few weeks have been incredibly trying. Students protested at both Yale and Mizzou (as well as other campuses), claiming that their respective administrations have failed to address systemic racism on both campuses. They claimed that school administrators and policies have failed to create safe spaces […]Read more "A Call for Good Faith"
Dana Ettinger, JHU: The Republican Party has a questionable track record when it comes to sexual assault. Misogynistic comments from candidates and elected officials are not uncommon. That makes the Safe Campus Act, a new bill intended to fix the campus sexual assault crisis, a surprising departure. At first glance, it looks like Republicans are […]Read more "The Safe Campus Act"
Guillermo Herrera, JHU: Since the appalling terrorist attack on France, the United States has been entranced by the question of accepting Syrian refugees. Despite President Obama’s fervent call to allow 10,000 Syrians, the House of Representatives passed a bill to block the asylum measure while at least 31 state governors have rejected the refugees’ admission. […]Read more "While Washington Debates Syrians, Cubans Rush for Asylum"
Alex Sadler, JHU: Desperate times called for desperate measures at the last Democratic debate. Saturday’s debate brought high pressure to Hillary’s challengers as they look to gain ground before the crucial December debate in New Hampshire. After the first debate, Clinton widened her lead over Bernie Sanders while Martin O’Malley continued his irrelevance. With this […]Read more "Throwing Down the Gauntlet: The Second Democratic Debate"
George Gulino, JHU: ISIS, or rather Daesh, has come back into focus as a chief international security threat since the attacks in Paris on November 13th. Almost simultaneous suicide bombings/hostage killings at the soccer stadium Stade de France, the Bataclan concert hall and a few bars and restaurants claimed the lives of 130 and injured […]Read more "The Situation in Syria is Worse than Ever, and Worse Than You Thought"
Anna Benham, JHU: After the attacks on Paris earlier this November, the American political rhetoric has been loaded and tense. This past week, Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson referred to refugees as “rabid dogs”, and Governor Bobby Jindal instructed the National Guard to “track” refugees. This forces the United States to re-examine what the words […]Read more "The Facts Behind Refugees"