On Voting Systems
The Role of Social Media in Moderating Speech
A Game of Snakes and Ladders
"The rigidity of the two-party system currently prevents it from mirroring the wide array of interests of US citizens."
About election forecasting, battleground states and the future of American politics.
An Analysis of Third Parties in the 2016 Election
Do Trump's policies echo past American failures?
Hillary Clinton and Gender Roles in Politics
Voter Apathy and Discontent with Candidates
But certainly the refrain, "Make America Great Again," lets the imagination run away with ideas of well, what America?
Cuba as an example of the dangers of communist failure. It will take time for these perceptions to evolve. What is indisputable is that Obama took bold and decisive action regarding Cuba.
Gitmo has damaged the international perception of the US, and not only because it has questioned our commitment to the rule of law – it has also questioned our courage.
Although presidential candidate Donald Trump has been having a tough time after his loss in the Wisconsin primaries, he is still poised to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
At the end of last month, President Obama issued an executive order mandating firms with over one hundred employees to report wages paid, as well as information of gender, race, and ethnicity
Voter ID laws also stand to disenfranchise transgender people because a significant portion of transgender people do not have identification that accurately reflects their gender identity.
On January 5, in response to the slew of mass shootings in 2015, President Obama issued a series of executive actions intended to curb gun violence.
Despite the usual flak from conservative news media, the Democratic Party is starting to find reasons to celebrate. Barack Obama is running a victory lap of sorts as his second term approaches an end, and the party a good chance of retaining the White House after President Obama leaves office. On the other side of the party line, the circus of conservative candidates vying for the presidency is led by a neurosurgeon who is quickly showing that medical acumen does not necessarily translate into political savvy.
Senior Thesis Series (3)
The optimal way to tackle the issue of water scarcity in California is not simply by pressuring consumers, but rather by enacting water restrictions on producers, particularly those in large-scale agriculture and energy production.
It’s been more than one year after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing broad government surveillance, and most Americans are no longer surprised to hear that their online activity can easily be monitored. Revelations about surveillance are no longer front-page news. But what are the practical ramifications and consequences of living in a surveillance-saturated society?
Eve Goldenberg, CC’17, a native New Yorker, came to Columbia with the dream of becoming a screenwriter. In her first semester, she enrolled in a formal acting class and once a week, took the subway downtown to continue her study of improv theater. By the spring of her freshman year, however, Goldenberg felt far away from her dream.
A Look at the Judicial Empathy Debate
The Courts Get Creative with Eminent Domain
Olivia Kapell offers an explanation for the rise in symphony orchestra lock-outs
Web Columnist Mounir Ennenbach explores the role of cities in environmental policy