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The Consequences of Commoditizing Education

To the left, Betsy DeVos has become the human embodiment of all that is wrong with the movement to further privatize public education. Her vision for the future of the American education system revolves around increasing the number of private and charter schools, and school of choice through programs such as vouchers. However, the current … Continue reading The Consequences of Commoditizing Education

Losing the Green 15: The Problem of Regressive Tuition Freezes at Michigan State University

Michigan State University raised tuition for the 8th year in a row this summer. To combat the rising cost of tuition, the university unveiled a new program for insuring lower tuition costs: the Go Green Go 15 program or Go15. Essentially, students are able to lock in the 2016-2017 tuition cost as long as they … Continue reading Losing the Green 15: The Problem of Regressive Tuition Freezes at Michigan State University

Catalonia and the EU’s Responsibility to Help

Catalonia, currently an autonomous community within Spain, has its own culture, language, and history - including a long tradition of separatism. Its most recent attempt at independence came in the form of a referendum earlier this month. The Spanish government banned the referendum, arguing that it was unconstitutional. 📊 Resultats del Referèndum de #1OCT pic.twitter.com/2jGFL1xLz1 … Continue reading Catalonia and the EU’s Responsibility to Help

A Renewed Case for Diplomacy with North Korea: Missile Defense Is Not Yet Reliable

North Korean ballistic missile tests over the past eight months have been a significant cause of concern in the United States and around the world. Recently, the U.S. has taken an increasingly aggressive posture, culminating in Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly, during which he threatened to "totally destroy North Korea” in defense … Continue reading A Renewed Case for Diplomacy with North Korea: Missile Defense Is Not Yet Reliable

No Human is Illegal: Why We Should Protect Dreamers

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program started by the Obama administration in 2012 that allows illegal immigrants who came to the United States as minors to apply for 2-year renewable deferred action (delayed deportation) and work visas. As of 2017, 800,000 Dreamers (named after the DREAM Act) were enrolled in DACA. The … Continue reading No Human is Illegal: Why We Should Protect Dreamers

Russia Looks West, and the US Should be Wary

On Thursday, September 14th, Belarus will see an influx of Russian troops participating in joint exercises with the Belarusian army in the largest Russian military exercises since the end of cold war. These exercises will cover a vast amount of land, from Western Russia, to throughout Belarus, to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the … Continue reading Russia Looks West, and the US Should be Wary