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As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...

Coronavirus: The Racism of Fear

As of February 9, 2020, the Coronavirus outbreak has claimed over 600 lives and infected over 80,000. The figures have surpassed the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, which claimed 774 lives worldwide. One difficulty in containing the epidemic, however, has b...

In September, protesters in Hong Kong marched to the U.S. Consulate to demand that Congress pass the 2019 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA). The bill, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio with bipartisan support in June 2019, would subje...

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

In September, protesters in Hong Kong marched to the U.S. Consulate to demand that Congress pass the 2019 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA). The bill, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio with bipartisan support in June 2019, would subje...

In 2013, early investor in Facebook Sean Parker bankrolled a lobbying effort that pairs a capital-gains tax break with an incentive to invest in distressed neighborhoods. Each state chooses areas that are “distressed,” often defined by high unemp...

A Tax Cut for Gentrification

In 2013, early investor in Facebook Sean Parker bankrolled a lobbying effort that pairs a capital-gains tax break with an incentive to invest in distressed neighborhoods. Each state chooses areas that are “distressed,” often defined by high unemp...

In December 2018, Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport while en route to Mexico. Meng, who is accused of deceiving American banks into doing business with Iranian companies and violating American sanctions, fac...

Meng’s Plight

In December 2018, Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport while en route to Mexico. Meng, who is accused of deceiving American banks into doing business with Iranian companies and violating American sanctions, fac...