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Affirmative Action Could Define 2020

In 2016, Trump capitalized on white resentment towards immigrants by posing immigration as a threat to the American meritocracy. In 2020, he could secure victory by painting affirmative action as the same threat to white America.

America’s First White President and the Black Athlete

As expanding research shows the danger of playing football, Trump’s calls for a more violent NFL fit well into white America’s history of objectifying black athletes for their own entertainment.

Why Congress Must Act Quickly to Reform U.S. Space Law

As many private and state actors push further into space, a lack of rules and norms could lead to significant legal costs for the United States.

How Austin Petersen Can Make Libertarianism Cool Again

In an era of increasing polarization, Austin Petersen, 36-year-old libertarian from Missouri, aims to bridge the ideological gap between Democrats and Republicans.

Searching for Strategy: America’s Military Under Trump

Why President Trump’s failure to develop a coherent military doctrine could spell disaster for American foreign policy.

FAFSA Reform: The Search for a Realistic Solution

While current proposals to reform FAFSA solve the form’s issues of length and complexity, they fail to account for questions of security, abuse, and universality. However, one proposal offers hope of a comprehensive solution.