In 2017, “truth” seems to stand on shaky ground. President Trump contests the messages put forward by media outlets, rejects reports from government agencies, and his White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway, has suggested that facts suddenly have alternatives. Given this context, it is not particularly surprising that our current world has earned the label “post-truth.” […]

“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” (@PreetBharara, tweeted at 11:29 AM, March 11)Preet Bharara was born in Firozpur, Punjab, India in 1968, immigrating with his Sikh father and Hindu mother to New Jersey in 1970. A […]

“No Taxation without Representation”The state license plates of over 600,000 Washington, DC residents display this slogan. Every car serves as a reminder that the city that houses the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court is unable to fully participate in the democracy it harbors. DC citizens recently voted in favor of a referendum to make DC […]

Harry Reid is the highest roller in Nevada’s politics. His hand includes kings of the casino lobby, queens of the energy sector, jacks of the Latino caucus, and aces of Washington’s most distinguished policymakers. Senator Reid retired in 2017 after thirty years in the US Senate, including eight as Majority Leader and two as Minority […]

The 2016 US Presidential election was an unrelenting bloodbath — filled to the brim with scandal, defamation, and an overwhelming sense of chaos. The brutality of the election reflects a nation marked by immense ideological division, as much of America continues to wrestle with the new realities of the Trump era. Yet, out of the […]

Donald Trump’s election has elicited resistance marked by activism and political opposition spanning the entire partisan spectrum, from all corners of the world, expressed by a multitude of media. Perhaps most interestingly, resistance has cropped up through music. Numerous artists of all genres have released songs since November that have implicitly or explicitly expressed opposition to the Trump administration.Indie […]

While presidential term limits guaranteed by the United States Constitution are a key function of American democracy, this concept isn’t necessarily universal. Term limits have been notoriously manipulated throughout Latin America, such as in Venezuela’s controversial constitutional referendum in 2009 and Honduras’s more recent radical and bizarre leap from a rigid one-term limit to a […]

On January 21, 2017, over 5 million people rallied around the world to stand up for women’s rights during the Trump administration. Rallies took place in every major city, from New York, to Los Angeles, to Washington DC; in small towns across the United States including Skagway, Alaska and Murray, Kentucky; and even around the […]

The gap between the wealthy and poor in the United States is disturbingly greater than most of its residents realize. The Walmart family alone claims more wealth than 42% of American families combined, and younger Americans do not have the same certainty of earning more money than their parents’ generation did. As the middle class […]