Browse By

Category Archives: Op-Ed

“Muslim ban” controversy is overblown

Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed that the word of year for 2016 was “post-truth.” The severe degradation of our political discourse during the election year in the form of a concerted fake news campaign and vitriolic rhetoric from both sides makes the meaning of this term self-evident

What’s the matter with…executive action?

Over the last election cycle President Obama’s use of executive action was framed as a political leader overstepping his power and pushing his agenda into law without first consulting Congress. The principle of executive action was demonized and its legitimacy was questioned. As the new

How Trump used Facebook to vault himself into office

People love Facebook quizzes. Figuring out a little more about yourself and what your personality is like just by clicking a few simple buttons is a very satisfying way to pass the time for millions of Facebook users. However, anyone who has completed one of

Obamacare repeal would be selfish act

In recent weeks, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has come under fire again as House Republicans have begun work to repeal this act of legislation. For those who are not aware, the Affordable Care Act is former President Barack Obama’s landmark

The Women’s March and climate change

The Women’s March this past weekend brought together a wide array of concerned citizens, united in centering the experiences and voices of women in this nation’s urgent fight to reclaim democracy. While we march for the basic rights we deserve in this country, we also

What’s the matter with…Betsy DeVos?

(“What’s the Matter With” is a new weekly opinion column that will explore the trends in today’s society. These articles can and will be about any range of topics such as education, politics, memes, food and resolutions. These opinions are opinions of the author and

Harassment rampant in academic anthropology

Editor’s Note: Along with listed author Ryan Jacquemet, this piece was penned by Courtney Bingham, Jiming Song, Haylee Rose Irwin and Leanna Miller. Introduction In recent years, stories of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexism in academia have become more prevalent and have captured the attention

Office of the presidency has lacked accountability for decades

As the U.S. and world braces itself for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, many organizations, factions and individuals have been arguing for “accountability” with regards to the new administration. But given the recent history of the presidency, one has to wonder if that accountability