Politics


Rap on Trial

By Matthew Dewald, from University of Richmond Magazine

When a defendant has performed rap lyrics about crime in songs and videos, is that evidence of real criminality?


American LGBT Tolerance

By Suzanna Danuta Walters 

Learn how today’s tolerance can sabotage the LGBT community's full civil rights of the future.


Toward a Post-Lies Future

By Gleb Tsipursky, from The Humanist

Fighting 'alternative facts' and 'post-truth' politics in the current political climate.


Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

By Rajan Menon

Why diplomacy is not naïve appeasement in the Korean crisis.


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America’s Iran Hysteria

By Danny Sjursen

The irrationality of Iran vilification.


A Dubious Purchase: Iran’s Nuclear Program

By Shirin Ebadi

After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran has come under international scrutiny for its human rights violations, nuclear programs, land mines, and censorship. Finding it difficult to procure necessary equipment for its nuclear program, the government turned to civilians for obtaining necessary parts.


Reconstructing Black Masculinity: Challenging Stereotypes

By Mychal Denzel Smith

Black masculinity in America is often defined by either how it conforms into dominant “respectable” culture or how it diverges from the dominant white culture, but black men often find themselves somewhere on the spectrum – not aligning themselves solely to either societal expectation of black masculinity.


Making Sense of the Deportation Debate

By Aviva Chomsky

How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama laid the groundwork for Trump’s immigration policies.




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