Indian student activism sets an example for U.S.
While the U.S. is caught in its own fascist nightmare, other countries are dealing with their own. One such case is India, the world’s largest democratic republic, with over 800 million voters. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, has a cult of personality, cultivating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — the right-wing Hindu-nationalist party that is currently dominating India — as a personal army.
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When political fires burn out
2020 has barely begun, but it already feels stretched out. Trump’s impeachment dominates the main pages of basically every news outlet. Democratic activists are fragmented and shouting at each other, insisting that their choice of candidate is the only one that can beat Trump in the upcoming election. Your social media feed is probably no exception to this trend, with your friends sharing news upd...Forum | January 27, 2020
Post-Gazette takes a stand
Last week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published no bylines in their paper. Their byline strike against the owners of the paper, Block Communications, Inc. (BCI), the editorializing and megalomaniacal owners of the paper, targets the numerous and repeated behaviors that have degraded public trust in the journalistic standards of the Post-Gazette.Forum | November 25, 2019
Billionaires' contribution to the American Dream
Although billionaires are largely revered in the U.S., their societal value and power over politics are far greater than they have any right to be. The latest example is Michael Bloomberg, whose rumored announcement of his presidential candidacy has created further uncertainty in an already crowded field of Democratic candidates after the first candidates started dropping out.Forum | November 18, 2019
The Tartan's plea against Christmas music in Nov.
Every year, we end Halloween with satisfaction and sugar. Children go to sleep with full stomachs and chocolate-stained fingers. Parents take buckets of candy off their porches. Teenagers wipe gory makeup off their faces. Adults stumble home from Halloween parties with their capes dragging across dirty concrete and their feet wobbling in shiny plastic boots before they collapse gratefully into bed...Forum | November 11, 2019