Politics

Political issues and decisions that shape society.

The Perils of Mexican Journalism and the Role of the U.S.
A person holding a protest poster squats to fix a candle memorial for one of nine Mexican journalists killed recently.

The Perils of Mexican Journalism and the Role of the U.S.

The influx of Mexican journalists killed in the past decade are deeply connected to the U.S., which has backed the policies that increased their risk of reporting.

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America v. Democracy: The Supreme Court, Explained
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America v. Democracy: The Supreme Court, Explained

An explainer on the Supreme Court, the federal judiciary’s highest court, which has been instrumental in leveraging and stripping rights.

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The Misuse of “Wokeness” Under White Supremacy
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The Misuse of “Wokeness” Under White Supremacy

The use of the phrase “woke” has strayed far from its roots and has been co-opted by conservatives and mainstream culture to discredit calls for accountability and justice.

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The Country’s Worker Shortage is Actually a Wage Issue
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The Country’s Worker Shortage is Actually a Wage Issue

The worker shortage argument is misleading and ignores the fact the country continues to fail civilians by not raising the minimum wage and implementing lifesaving social safety net programs.

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The Police Won’t Save Us: Confronting the Roots of Mass Shootings
A person's arm is tied down with yellow barricade tape that says "stop." In the hand is a white gun.

The Police Won’t Save Us: Confronting the Roots of Mass Shootings

Demands for stricter red flag laws and mass surveillance won’t stop gun violence but will disproportionately affect marginalized people.

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‘Remain in Mexico’ and the Cruelty Behind Anti-Immigration Policies
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‘Remain in Mexico’ and the Cruelty Behind Anti-Immigration Policies

Policies like Title 42 and Remain in Mexico fail to address or deter migration but ensure the journey to the U.S. is more dangerous.

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2400 1601 Dominique Stewart
Brittney Griner and the Disregard Towards Queer Women

Brittney Griner and the Disregard Towards Queer Women

The controversy surrounding Brittney Griner’s case reflects the discrimination that women and LGBTQ+ athletes experience at all levels of success.

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A Breakdown of the Supreme Court Rulings and their Impact
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A Breakdown of the Supreme Court Rulings and their Impact

A breakdown of four key Supreme Court rulings in the 2021-22 term that will have major rippling effects on the country beyond the individual cases.

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Supreme Court Rulings: The Separation of Church and State
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Supreme Court Rulings: The Separation of Church and State

The recent Supreme Court rulings pose a threat to religious freedom in the country as the separation of church and state erodes.

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Supreme Court Decisions and Understanding Substantive Due Process
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Supreme Court Decisions and Understanding Substantive Due Process

In overturning abortion rights, Justice Thomas urged the court to reconsider other decisions that used “substantive due process precedents.”

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