While campaigning, Donald Trump claimed he wanted to target undocumented immigrants to increase safety and support victims of crimes. His administration, however, has eliminated an essential support option for survivors of some of the gravest crimes.Intimate partner violence is an epidemic in the United States. Every minute, nearly twenty people are abused by an intimate […]

   On September 2, 2016, thousands of American pastors and across the country took to their pulpits as part of the annual “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” to discuss the relative merits of the two most unpopular major party candidates for President on record. Their coordinated – and surprisingly bipartisan – effort to make their voices heard was […]

In December of 2016, Amazon announced a new, physical retail store in Seattle, WA to enthusiastic but limited fanfare. The store – a supermarket styled as “Amazon Go” – is noteworthy for its lack of cashiers, checkout stands and lines. Instead, Amazon promises customers will simply walk in, pick up items and walk out. The […]

The United States is in a unique political moment. Today, Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than in any time in the past twenty five years. The two major parties leading the country are becoming much more adversarial—and not in a way that bolsters public or national cohesiveness. Rather, political polarization—accompanied by […]

Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a the 113th Supreme Court Justice on April 10th, 2017 at only 49 years old. Cementing a conservative majority for years to come, Gorsuch will play an integral part in how our country interprets the Constitution. He was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice after the Republican majority in […]

The election of Donald Trump forced a reckoning among American Evangelical Christians. Faced with a candidate who seemed to at least superficially embody many of the characteristics Evangelicalism condemns, it appeared that Trump’s candidacy would puncture the trend of consistent Evangelical support for the Republican Party. But when voting white Evangelicals were asked what they […]

The Texas Rangers are a baseball franchise whose identity is inseparable from politics.The Rangers were a tool for an American politician. Former President George W. Bush owned a minority stake in the team and used the construction of a new stadium as political fuel for his ascension to the Texas Governorship and later the Presidency. […]

On New Year’s Day, New York’s celebrated Second Avenue Subway opened to great fanfare, concluding a tortured, century-long history of false starts and continually altered deadlines. First proposed in the 1920s, the project languished for decades due to intermittent financial crises before construction officially started in 2007. City and state officials hailed completion of the […]