The Waiting Game

60 electoral votes. As of now, on Thursday afternoon, all but 60 electoral votes have been determined in the 2020 Presidential Election. The Guardian’s tally has Biden at 264, just 6 votes shy of securing the presidency, and Trump at 214, a


No Justice, No Peace: On The Role of Violence

In recent months, we have seen calls for “peace” and “civility” aimed at the Black Lives Matter movement. The argument made is that violence and riots are not the proper way to achieve change. At its core, this argument asserts that “true


Imperialism Doesn’t End During a Pandemic

The coronavirus was declared a global pandemic shortly over one month ago by the World Health Organization. Since that point, its growth has continued to skyrocket and devastate the world, especially impacting the most vulnerable populations. At the time of my writing,


Palestine Is Not a Policy Decision

In American media, the issue of the Israeli occupation of Palestine typically only appears in a limited number of contexts, namely discussions of policy/negotiations to create “peace” and American military expansion. Most recently, the so-called “Middle East Peace Plan” from the Trump

Mike Bloomberg Should Drop Out of the Race

On Tuesday morning, Feb.11, leaked audio surfaced of presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s remarks at a 2015 event, in which he makes aggressively racist comments and defends his support of “stop-and-frisk”. In this piece, I will detail the context of these revelations, explain


Iran and 2020: What Does Peace Mean?

From the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to increased U.S. sanctions on Iran, tensions between the U.S. and Iran are becoming more and more volatile. Foreign policy always carries considerable weight in each election cycle, but is normally treated as completely

Under Siege: Revisiting Digital Rights in the Trump Era

In late 2017, the Federal Communications Commission officially repealed net neutrality, which protected equal access to information online. Recent court cases and state laws, however, have returned the issue to the public sphere, and it appears that there is still potential for

Bernie Sanders Can Still Win

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a rally in New York City to show that his campaign is still viable. This rally had an attendance in the tens of thousands and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) formally endorsed Sanders prior to the


Athletes Have an Obligation to be Activists

Throughout history, athletes have demonstrated that they can and should take active roles in the fight for justice. Muhammad Ali personifies the greatness, both in physical ability and in advocacy, that all athletes should strive for. On April 28, 1967, Ali refused

In PA, Oil Pollutes More Than Just Water

The Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania has already leaked multiple times during its construction. Despite the enormous risk it poses to surrounding communities, including water, agriculture, and native land, state and federal authorities have not stopped its construction. The pipeline is