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…

Why We Need a Wall, and How Trump…

In game theory, chicken is an experiment that everyone is quite familiar with: the only way to make the other player yield is to make a definitive statement that you're willing to risk mutual destruction.…

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,…

Thousand Oaks, California

America mourns another mass shooting tragedy. On November 17, the 312thday of 2018, the 307thAmerican mass shooting of the year took place at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. You read that…

Why the Silence? Male Victims vs Society

When I think about why we do not hear from male victims of sexual assault or harassment in the media, I immediately think of a Saturday Night Live skit. In this skit, Pete Davidson plays…