Anti-Vaccination: Abhorrent, But Not Abuse

It took just a single publication to spark a dangerous campaign against one of medicine’s greatest innovations. A 1998 study by a British physician claimed a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine…

The US Cold War Treaty

The US is now on track to withdraw from a major Cold War-era treaty restricting nuclear weapons. President Trump delivered a statement on the Feb. 1 declaring that within six months, the country would cease…

The Sinister Politics of E-Cigarettes

In 2015, Juul began releasing USB-rechargeable e-cigarettes and cartridges (called pods) with 5% nicotine content—the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes—while competing companies offered products at 1-2% concentrations. Since then, Juul’s popularity has exploded: by…

Watching Human Rights

“My life is in real danger if I return to Saudi Arabia.” Rahaf al-Qunun, a young Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand, has made it clear to the world that under no circumstances can she…

CIA Concludes Crown Prince Behind Khashoggi Murder

On Friday, November 16, the Central Intelligence Agency released a report concluding that the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was responsible for ordering the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October. Khashoggi,…

Thanksgiving Special: Thanksgiving at Home

[one_third]Katherine Ji Coming from a family of Chinese immigrants, we don’t have centuries of Thanksgiving traditions. However, this does not negate the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday in our home. Rather, among all the busy…