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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

…election aren’t looking particularly promising either. That this could be said of two Presidents—Bill Clinton in 1994 and Barack Obama in 2010—says two things. Mark Twain was probably right when he said that history doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes. But given the points of similarity that do exist, Obama should expect the worst and make use of the lessons of 1994 to understand how he can thrive with a Republican-controlled Congress. Clinton not o…

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by / on March 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Why Would Anyone Need an Assault Weapon?

by Why would anyone ever need a military-style assault weapon with high-capacity magazines? Their presence in the hands of spree shooters like James Holmes and Adam Lanza certainly seems to indicate that they are weapons intended to kill many people. They are universally preferred by militaries and police forces all over the world. Even their aesthetic is intimidating: all black, menacing juts and sharp angles. These weapons, like the…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

by “We’re very excited,” Michelle Bachmann told The Washington Post on the eve of the government shutdown. “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” For sixteen days, a small group of hardline conservatives in the House of Representatives managed to force Speaker John Boehner’s hand and prevent a “clean” continuing resolution – which would have re-opened the government – from reaching the House f…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Cover Story, World

When the Sky Was Red

by Editor’s Note: This Saturday, March 1st, marks the 60th anniversary of Castle Bravo, the United States’ most powerful nuclear detonation to date. To better illuminate this oft-forgotten issue, we are republishing Narayan Subramanian’s piece from our Spring 2013 edition.   “The sky turned red and it rained for four days straight. If there was ever a time you thought the world was going to end, it was that day.” Thes…

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

by Editor’s Note: This Saturday, March 1st, marks the 60th anniversary of Castle Bravo, the United States’ most powerful nuclear detonation to date. To better illuminate this oft-forgotten issue, we are republishing Narayan Subramanian’s piece from our Spring 2013 edition.  “The sky turned red and it rained for four days straight. If there was ever a time you thought the world was going to end, it was that day.”   Th…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Myan-marred Relations

…ficant source of revenue, armed ethnic groups redoubled their resolve against the Burmese army. Between 1987 and 1994, counter-insurgency campaigns against both ethnic and communist groups along the border triggered an exodus of refugees into China and India. In 1994, the government of Burma brokered a ceasefire agreement with several major armed groups. But rather than address the needs of ethnic Kachin and Shan whose lives had been disrupted by…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm / in Domestic, Judicial, New York, Uncategorized

Jazz, Jail, and the New Jim Crow

…ration rates decreases crime. In 1972, the United States incarcerated approximately 330,000 people. From 1970 to 1994, the American crime rate remained relatively consistent. Since 1994, the United States has continued to expand its prison population, not because crime has increased, but because of longer sentences, harsher penalties, and increasingly heavy policing. In the last 40 years, the US prison population has increased 700 percent. This h…

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by / on June 17, 2012 at 7:06 am / in Opinion, World

The World’s New Powder Keg

…and were killed and over one million were forced to flee their homes. A Russian brokered ceasefire was signed in 1994, though the conflict was never formally ended and remains “frozen.” The international community still considers N-K to be a part of Azerbaijan, though the country exercises almost no control over the region, which has its own government. Today, 95 percent of N-K is Armenian. The brittle peace that was established in 1994 looks mor…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

by Illustration by Daryl Seitchik One can hardly fail to notice the growing “cornflake-ification” of politics in the midst of the 2012 Republican primaries. Ideology has become irrelevant; the focus is now on personality. A candidate’s hairstyle counts as much as his views on immigration – or on, say, Libya. The voter is the consumer, the candidate the product. Behind this growing business lurk some of the most powerful men of the mod…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm / in Domestic

An Impoverished Debate

by The protracted economic crisis that has entangled America since 2007 has produced an uproar of political reaction, galvanizing the public consciousness to demand answers to the bigger questions of our time: the role of government, the challenges of globalization, and the rapid rise of inequality have all been furiously debated. Furthermore, the pitch of political discussion and action has remained particularly feverous and ferociou…

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