Politics

Show Me What Democracy Looks Like

Show Me What Democracy Looks Like

In November 2014, Barack Obama took executive action on immigration, offering relief from deportation for some (though not all) undocumented immigrants. It was a step in the right direction that will help millions of people, although many had hoped for more. Of course, many had also hoped for less—conservatives derided the plan, and even called it an unconstitutional abuse of power.

 

Economy

To Assess Obama’s Legacy, Look at Obamacare

To Assess Obama’s Legacy, Look at Obamacare

Despite the initial catastrophe of the Healthcare.gov rollout last fall, the implementation of Obamacare bounced back and represents nothing like the bureaucratic nightmare once feared by conservatives.

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The Bubble

Activism and Form: A Critique

Activism and Form: A Critique

Currently, we may be in possession of something that resembles political capital; what will we do with it? Perhaps we will be able to cash out on body cameras for police officers; perhaps we aren’t rich enough for that right now. Regardless of what policy changes catch on or don’t, I think that we would be wise to pay particular attention to form.

 

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Letter to the Editor

Regarding “A Call for Rhetorical Reform” published in your last issue

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Show Me What Democracy Looks Like

Show Me What Democracy Looks Like

In November 2014, Barack Obama took executive action on immigration, offering relief from deportation for some (though not all) undocumented immigrants. It was a step in the right direction that will help millions of people, although many had hoped for more. Of course, many had also hoped for less—conservatives derided the plan, and even called it an unconstitutional abuse of power.

West is Best

West is Best

A man is being dragged along the cold concrete floor by his collar, out of his solitary cell in an Iranian prison. He is blindfolded. He looks wan and frazzled.

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Activism and Form: A Critique

Activism and Form: A Critique

Currently, we may be in possession of something that resembles political capital; what will we do with it? Perhaps we will be able to cash out on body cameras for police officers; perhaps we aren’t rich enough for that right now. Regardless of what policy changes catch on or don’t, I think that we would be wise to pay particular attention to form.

Technology Can’t Save Us (from ourselves)

Technology Can’t Save Us (from ourselves)

Nearly every day a new app, invention, or scientific innovation that is supposed to change the world comes out. Almost always, they fail to change the world in any significant way.

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On State Violence

On State Violence

When the Senate Intelligence Committee released portions of their report detailing extreme techniques used by the CIA in detention and interrogation, the similarities between the report and the findings of the Stanford Prison Experiment were immediately evident.

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The Princeton Where Sexual Assault is Discussed

The Princeton Where Sexual Assault is Discussed

The Princeton University student body has remained alarmingly inactive on the subject of sexual assault. In HBO’s show The Newsroom, however, a student at a fictional version of Princeton suggests that technology could help break this silence.

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Where are we now? Princeton and Politics Post-Gansa

Where are we now? Princeton and Politics Post-Gansa

For two weeks between the debate on divestment and the fervor of Ferguson Will Gansa took over Princeton’s campus. Who is Will Gansa you may ask yourself?

A Call for Rhetorical Reform

A Call for Rhetorical Reform

The current state of political discourse is hardly healthy. Partisanship is alive and well, thriving in our gridlocked Congress and the media outlets that seem to derive perverse pleasure from skewering the other side. When we wax poetic about the liberal ideal of free speech in an open discourse, is this what we really mean?