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The Fed Is Not Your Friend

By On November 17, 2015

Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008, fingers have been pointed and voices have been raised in an attempt to find someone or something to blame for the blow up of the United… Read More

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#VictimsOfYourComplicity: NU Divest Stages Student Center Take-Over In Light of Administrative Apathy

By On November 6, 2015

After more than 6 hours of tense and emotion-infused debate on the night of February 19, 2015, a coalition of students at Northwestern University who called themselves “NU Divest” successfully pushed their… Read More

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It’s Not Ignorance, It’s a Goddamn War

By On October 21, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee recently held its first of many hearings as part of a loosely-substantiated investigation into the supposedly morally-bankrupt activities of Planned Parenthood in an effort to defund a crucial… Read More

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Imperialism: A Barbaric, Oppressive Policy, With No End In Sight

By On September 21, 2015

The United States prides itself on the fact that we fought communism, thereby restoring “democracy” and spreading capitalism in many parts of the world. History books highlight the direct influence of the… Read More

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Time Out, @POTUS: What President Obama’s Tweet To Ahmed Left Out

By On September 17, 2015

The only thing I hate more than President Obama’s racist policies is the way he continuously negates them through an incredibly strategic cute public persona which makes him seem hip, quirky and… Read More

A Turkish police officer carries a migrant child's dead body off the shores in Bodrum, southern Turkey, on Sept. 2 after a boat carrying refugees sank while reaching the Greek island of Kos. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Your Selfish Humanitarianism is Killing Syria

By On September 15, 2015

By now you will have seen the image circling the internet of Aylan Al-Kurdi. The Syrian Kurdish migrant child was found dead on the shores of Budrum, Turkey two weeks ago after… Read More

Pfc. Samuel Corsolini, a gunner assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pulls security with other Pathfinders as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off after unloading his team and members of 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics Team during a vehicle interdiction as part of Operation Pranoo Verbena in order to disrupt Taliban operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 16.
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Gender & Generals: How Neoliberalism In the Military Is Hurting Trans Rights

By On August 31, 2015

The recent announcement by the Pentagon concerning an upcoming change in the US military’s gender policy is mere months away from becoming reality. As of May 2016, the US military will allow… Read More

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Wealth, Poverty, and Musical Chairs

By On August 11, 2015

As I was surfing through the dark world of Ayn Rand fanatics on Facebook, I came across a comment that embodies the much-touted myth behind success in America. When I see comments… Read More

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Scott Walker is Destroying Wisconsin and He’ll Destroy America Too

By On July 13, 2015

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker officially launched his presidential campaign today after several months of courting conservative voters and campaign donors. He is currently sitting near the top of many early polls… Read More

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Feel the Bern: ReadCONTRA @ the Historic Madison Rally

By On July 3, 2015

On Wednesday, Madison, Wisconsin made headlines as Bernie Sanders dropped by for a quick meet up with 10,000 of his closest friends. While campaign rallies aren’t anything special in the scope of… Read More

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It’s Not About The First Amendment

By On June 30, 2015

The confederate flag is one of the most divisive symbols in the country. Some claim that it represents their cultural heritage and proud independent spirit, while for others it serves as a… Read More

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An Embarrassing History, Preserved By The Flag

By On June 29, 2015

It’s no secret that racial relations in the U.S. have been strained because of recent events, involving mass shootings, and questionable actions by police officers. The recent tragedy in Charleston brought to… Read More

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What’s Next?

By On June 26, 2015

Earlier today, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision which will effectively legalize same-sex marriage across the nation; with Obergefell v. Hodges, the court ruled state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.… Read More

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To Pamela Geller, From One of Her 18 Year-Old Targets

By On June 23, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my job on campus, doing homework between calls, when my own phone vibrated. As I read the news alert that had flashed onto my… Read More

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Listen, Question, Support: Being An Ally

By On June 19, 2015

As is so often the case in American history, white Americans frequently feel the need to get in their word about racially tinged situations. In the aftermath of Ferguson, we called for… Read More

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America’s Battles with PTSD and MDMA

By On May 22, 2015

Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, especially in veterans, have been rapidly increasing from around 33,000 veterans on the U.S Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ disability rolls in 1990 to more than 650,000 in… Read More

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The Greatest Threat to the American Military

By On May 20, 2015

A military outpost towered over a small Afghanistan town. The only sound heard was a single cell phone ringing. Rebekah Havrilla and her team leader stood in the face of death: The… Read More

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The Baltimore Oppressed and MLK Are Incomparable

By On May 13, 2015

Many supporters of the riots argue that this is the only form of expression that the Baltimore oppressed have. The opposition to the riots counters the argument by claiming that peaceful protests… Read More

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Concepcion Picciotto: An Icon of Dissent

By On May 6, 2015

This past weekend, I had the chance to spend a few days in Washington D.C. with some friends. On International Workers’ Day, I set off to the National Mall in hopes of… Read More

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A Queer and Liberal Defense of Gay Republicans

By On May 1, 2015

Very few people are single-issue voters, including LGBT individuals. Yet there is an increasingly widespread belief that it is okay to attack queer Republicans on account of their sexuality. Admittedly, I am… Read More