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Over a span of 43 years and across 8 American presidencies, the CIA came up with or executed plans to assassinate former Cuban leader Fidel Castro about 638 times. These plans ranged from spiking Castro’s cigars with a botulinum toxin that would ex...

Harm and Inefficacy: the U.S. sanctions on Cuba

Over a span of 43 years and across 8 American presidencies, the CIA came up with or executed plans to assassinate former Cuban leader Fidel Castro about 638 times. These plans ranged from spiking Castro’s cigars with a botulinum toxin that would ex...

Climate change deniers, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers sit around the same table when it comes to rejecting science in favor of conspiracy. They subscribe to skepticism, rather than trusting esteemed institutions of academia and healthcare. In 1966,...

A Case for Listening to Anti-Vaxxers

Climate change deniers, flat-earthers, and anti-vaxxers sit around the same table when it comes to rejecting science in favor of conspiracy. They subscribe to skepticism, rather than trusting esteemed institutions of academia and healthcare. In 1966,...

The quality, content, and mere presence of sex-education varies wildly across the United States. Only 29 states and the District of Columbia require that sex-education be taught in schools. Of these states, a mere ten require that it be medically acc...

Ending Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Education

The quality, content, and mere presence of sex-education varies wildly across the United States. Only 29 states and the District of Columbia require that sex-education be taught in schools. Of these states, a mere ten require that it be medically acc...

Anatomy of a nail salon: aromatic chemicals circulate in small rooms. Gleaming rows of nail polish bottles stretch in rainbows along the walls. Feet wade under warm gurgling water. While the nail salon might evoke to many an image of luxury and respi...

Nail Salons: Polishing Over a Chipped Foundation

Anatomy of a nail salon: aromatic chemicals circulate in small rooms. Gleaming rows of nail polish bottles stretch in rainbows along the walls. Feet wade under warm gurgling water. While the nail salon might evoke to many an image of luxury and respi...

The national debt currently stands at almost $25 trillion, with interest of $382 billion. However, it receives minimal attention. Since the 1960s, we have seen the number of federal programs increase dramatically, pushing the US further into debt. Th...

A Looming Crisis: The National Debt

The national debt currently stands at almost $25 trillion, with interest of $382 billion. However, it receives minimal attention. Since the 1960s, we have seen the number of federal programs increase dramatically, pushing the US further into debt. Th...

In June 2016, an armed shooter opened fire in a gay nightclub in Florida, bringing international prominence to two words. The first was ‘Orlando’. The second was the Rainbow Pride Flag emoji: 🏳️‍🌈, which rapidly joined its geographic pe...

Emojicracy: Democratizing the Emoji Committee

In June 2016, an armed shooter opened fire in a gay nightclub in Florida, bringing international prominence to two words. The first was ‘Orlando’. The second was the Rainbow Pride Flag emoji: 🏳️‍🌈, which rapidly joined its geographic pe...

The Iowa Caucus is always a spectacle. Pollsters, journalists, pundits, and voters alike watch it because the results provide a strong indication as to who will win their party’s nomination, particularly on the Democratic side: the last four candid...

Iowa and Why America Must Abolish Caucuses

The Iowa Caucus is always a spectacle. Pollsters, journalists, pundits, and voters alike watch it because the results provide a strong indication as to who will win their party’s nomination, particularly on the Democratic side: the last four candid...

After a memorable performance in the second Democratic debate last July, entrepreneur Andrew Yang rose rapidly from obscurity. In the last quarter of 2019, the campaign announced a massive $16.5 million fundraising haul.“Yang Gang,” as his suppor...

The Untapped Political Power of Asian America

After a memorable performance in the second Democratic debate last July, entrepreneur Andrew Yang rose rapidly from obscurity. In the last quarter of 2019, the campaign announced a massive $16.5 million fundraising haul.“Yang Gang,” as his suppor...