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Early voting in New York brought long lines (Courtesy of Twitter).

Early Voting in New York Must Be Improved

October 29, 2020

The early voting system we have now is an important and necessary step to ensuring the highest voter turnout possible. But, if this year is any indication, it cannot be where we decide to stop.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Trump will face off in their first debate on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Upcoming Debate Will Not Be Enough to Stop Biden

September 28, 2020

Call it idealistic, but I would prefer to see a debate less concerned with sound bites and more focused on policy and leadership.

The Influence of Politics in Vaccine Race Poses Safety Risks

The Influence of Politics in Vaccine Race Poses Safety Risks

September 16, 2020

Given the highly controversial nature of Trump’s presidency, many books have been written by former members of the Trump staff and the question is whether we can believe the claims of the authors, be they positive or negative for the President.

A recent slew of anti-semitic incidents has drawn attention to its continued presence in 2020 (Courtesy of Flickr).

The Internet Reckons with the Rise of Anti-Semitic Crimes

September 9, 2020

The rise of anti-Semitism is extremely disappointing. However, the individuals’ ability to band together online in great enough numbers that their voices are finally heard and loud enough to bring about change shows us just how influential we are.

The Black Lives Matter movement had gained immense momentum on social media over the summer (Courtesy of Twitter).

Finding Meaning in Social Media Activism

August 23, 2020

Dedicated and meaningful activism cannot end with a simply shared post, but it just might begin there.

The risks of reopening are concerns to be considered everywhere (Courtesy of Twitter).

Reopening Restaurants Is Not Worth the Risk

July 2, 2020

The push for dining inside is motivated by those who want to move on from the coronavirus, but the coronavirus has not yet moved on from us.

Diverse literature in school curriculums must go beyond narratives of oppression (Courtesy of Twitter).

A Necessary Exercise in Empathy

June 27, 2020

It is imperative that schools see this moment as an opportunity to make meaningful changes to their curriculums, especially with regards to literature.

Protests in response to the death of George Floyd have taken place across the United States (Courtesy of Flickr).

Police Brutality Protests Highlight Racial Disparities in Challenging Injustice

June 5, 2020

Denied a majority, nonviolent protest can never fully succeed unless the majority — the beneficiary of whatever injustice is occurring — agrees to voluntarily give up their benefits to alleviate the suffering of the minority.

New Yorkers have demonstrated resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Courtesy of Flickr).

New Yorkers Respond with Grace and Poise Amid Crisis

May 4, 2020

In this heinous moment in history, New Yorkers of all ages have managed to confront each day being their best selves: kind, selfless and tough.

French President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the European Defense Initiative as an alternative to NATO. (Courtesy of Flickr)

NATO on the Brink

December 4, 2019

As leaders of member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepare to gather in London this week, the alliance which has kept peace in Western Europe since its foundation in 1949 is becom...

Similar to Abraham Simpson, many Baby Boomers have made it a point to complain about the innocuous phrase. (Courtesy of Flickr)

“Ageism?” OK, Boomer

December 4, 2019

The war between generations has not started, it has been ongoing.

Former President Barack Obama criticized the Democratic Party’s leftward shift. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Democratic Candidates Should Heed Obama’s Advice

December 4, 2019

If Democrats want to find the path to defeating Trump in 2020, they need to stop dwelling over the burned bridges of 2016 and start looking for the tools necessary to repair them.

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