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More Than Police Brutality: The Subtle Ways the Criminal Justice System Perpetuates Racism

The focus on police brutality has belied a subtler form of discrimination in the criminal justice system: the use of fines and fees to secure revenue.

Alton Sterling and the Criminalization of Black Lives

For every Alton Sterling, there are countless people who lose their lives and opportunities due to an extremely biased criminal justice system.

Last Internationalist Standing: Hillary Clinton and the American Foreign Policy Tradition

The presidential election will determine whether America continues the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that has been maintained for almost a century.

Trump Changes His Tone

Donald Trump’s Tuesday speech in New York was uncharacteristically tempered. What does this mean for the general election?

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure System

Months ago, thousands of college students in the Greater Boston area—I among them— returned to school on the Sunday after Thanksgiving break. Living only an hour away from Boston, my family was confident that, despite crowded seasonal traffic conditions, our ride on the I-90 wouldn’t be that awful. After all, around Massachusetts the “Pike” is […]

The Republicans’ Rash Rejection of Merrick Garland

Senate Republicans’ refusal to approve Merrick Garland’s nomination not only hurts them politically but also undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.