Posts in Current Events
Summertime... and the Livin' is Easy

"Remember that feeling you had when you finished your last finals exam of the year in high school? How the wind blew perfectly when you walked outside. How the roses smelled a little more, well, rose-y. It didn’t matter what your grades would look like in a week, how your crush dissed you in front of your friends last month, because life is good. The bliss that existed between finishing your final exams and getting your finals grades was...liberating. You could stop caring and just enjoy being you. No pressure from friends or family.... I imagine that President Obama feels exactly like this."

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Qualifying Courage

The problem came, however, when people changed the conversation from “why someone else is more deserving of a particular award” to “why Caitlyn Jenner is NOT deserving of the award at all.” Saying all Caitlyn did was “just” come out to the world as a transgender woman completely misses the mark... Questioning how well Caitlyn’s accomplishments apply to the Arthur Ashe Award is fine, attacking and belittling her in the process is not.

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Foreign Policy Implications in the Middle East

The roller coaster known as American foreign policy has had a few extra bumps lately, as two recent events showed the potential triumphs and shortcomings of the United States’ attempts to contain ISIS. ... What, then, is the U.S. to do in light of these events? The hands-off strategy has not worked in Ramadi and a more active response saw immediate dividends in Syria. Do these two events, taken together, signal that Washington needs to shift gears in order to more effectively combat ISIS?

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Walking the Thin Line

This past Sunday was the second Boston Marathon after The Boston Marathon. That Marathon, of course, was the one that will be marked by the memory of those who lost their lives, the courage of those who responded first and the resilience of those who were injured. As our country moves further away from the events of that day, it is important that we continue to discuss what happened, not only to honor those who were most affected, but also to answer important questions that were raised during those five days in April, 2013.

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And So It Begins: 2016 Presidential Elections

The 45th President of the United States will be elected on November 8, 2016. That is roughly 570 days from now, but it seems as though the long and winding march to that day has officially begun. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton – former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator from New York – officially announced her candidacy. Clinton is the first high-profile Democrat to enter the race and joins three Republicans who have taken the plunge: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

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The Academy Awards Brings the Noise

It is easy to be cynical about the Academy Awards, thinking it’s all about vanity or it is does not include women or minorities, but moments like these prove the are still those who demand to be heard. Please follow their lead.

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