Confirming Betsy Devos: a threat to education

On Feb. 2, the Senate officially confirmed Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. For millions of American students, DeVos’ confirmation may jeopardize their education. President Donald Trump’s education platform supports funneling $20 billion in federal money towards “school choice” vouchers that would assist low-income families to pay for private or charter schools. Maya […]

Pro-life versus pro-birth

At the Jan. 27 March for Life rally in Wash. D.C, Vice President Mike Pence declared that “Life is winning in America!” just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning federal funds for organizations that provide abortion services worldwide, such as the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. Despite the overwhelming religious rhetoric used […]

Private prisons: profiting off inmates

The political and ethical integrity of private prisons in the U.S. are highly questionable; the Department of Justice details that private prisons are less secure than public prisons, subjecting house inmates to inhumane conditions. Unlike public correctional facilities, private prisons are not managed by the government. Though they are also funded by taxpayer dollars, the […]

Corporate Censorship

40 years ago, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut published a chilling photo that demonstrated the horrors of chemical warfare; the photograph, titled “The Napalm Girl,” depicts nine-year-old Kim Phuc, ripping off her burning clothes while fleeing a napalm bombing. In 1973, this photo won a Pulitzer Prize. In 2016, Facebook moderators claimed it was a […]