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No More Lemon: The Supreme Court’s Take on Religion.

Significance of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court has made several controversial decisions since the conservative bloc takeover. Many of those decisions can have far-reaching impacts that affect legislation and, consequently, the people's rights and freedoms. New precedents are set each year, yet few of the sixty-six cases that were heard during the 2021-2022 term made headlines [1]. One ...
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Why You Hate Your Neighbor

With rising polarization, congressional gridlock, and increasing mistrust of political institutions, division has become a fact of life in American politics. Although numerous social and economic factors encourage division, the recent rise in political polarization can be—at least partially—attributed to a recent development: social media. Social media and the internet at large create ...
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Judicial Supremacy: A Threat to Democracy?

One would think that the highest court in the land can be relied upon, but with 44% of Americans having an unfavorable opinion of the Supreme Court, it is clear that the court has lost the public’s trust. Judicial supremacy, set into motion by Marbury v. Madison (1803) and solidified by Cooper v. Aaron (1958), is the precedent that the Supreme Court’s rulings are the ultimate interpret...
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The Student Debt Trap

Work hard in high school to get into a good college. Work hard in university to be accepted into a high-ranking master’s program. Upon completion of your master’s, be guaranteed a variety of job offers to choose from. Presented with this narrative our entire lives, many students such as myself buy into it without realizing that the benefits of attending university in the U.S. often do ...
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Polarization and State’s Rights: the Biggest Threats to American Democracy

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are quick to complain about polarization and the pitfalls of a country divided against itself. This polarization is a consequence of growing differences between red and blue states and deepens as politicians act to cement their own authority. By allowing individual states to legislate on fundamental issues, the Supreme Court is creating a new era of states’...

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and the Consequence of Broken Border Sanctity

One of the most pressing international issues in today’s world is the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the subsequent destruction of the international norms of conquest and border sovereignty. The blatant attempt by Russia to disregard Ukraine's authority and storm the country’s borders disrupts the decades-long status quo of state sovereignty upheld within the inter...
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Why Taiwan, and Why Now?

With its involvement and large contribution to defeating the Axis Powers in both World War I and World War II, the United States has established itself as the superpower of the Western Hemisphere. On top of its military success, the United States quickly rose to power in the last century to become the world’s largest economy. After becoming a recognizable force, the United States began interferi...
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A Withering Jasmine: Examining Right-Wing Populism in Tunisia

On December 17, 2010, a fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi would set himself on fire after being harassed over his lack of a merchant’s permit and ignored by his local officials when he applied for one [1]. Bouazizi’s self-immolation cemented him in the annals of Tunisian history as a symbol of defiance against the authoritarian Ben-Ali regime that controlled Tunisia for 20 years. It ...
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Why African Countries Should be Allocated the Rest of the Carbon Budget

In the modern age, access to energy has become increasingly unequal, creating difficulties in each nation’s ability to adapt to a newfound climate crisis. Many sub-Saharan African countries have fallen behind economically after the Industrial Revolution advanced much of the West at a rapid rate. Despite having emitted the majority of carbon pollution over the past 200 years, many Western lea...
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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment: An Economic Gamble

On June 5th, 2021, attendees of the Bitcoin Conference in Miami witnessed a dramatic turning point for the world of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fanatics eagerly listen to young crypto entrepreneur, Jack Mallers, as he discusses the future of cryptocurrency and its ability to tackle issues with our current financial institutions. Taking the audience by surprise, Mallers then introduces an unexpected sp...

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