Category: Politics

America’s Disdain for International Law Opened the Door for Putin

It’s late at night in a war-torn neighborhood of sleeping civilians. Suddenly, there is a deafening sound of jets overhead. After a moment of silence, the entire row of houses explodes into flames and flying bricks. No soldiers occupy the neighborhood, but now more than 120 unarmed civilians lie dead. This story does not come… Read more »

The Losers of Climate Change

Russia wins the climate crisis. At least, that’s what Abrahm Lustgarten of the New York Times argues: as the climate continues to change, and temperatures rise in the global North, Russia will see its climate become more agreeable. If you concede the point about it being a competition at all, there’s a lot of truth… Read more »

Anti-Racism, Individualism, and Civic Duty: The Crossroads of Public Education

Earlier this year, Bowdoin College announced a plan to adopt a new distribution requirement to its core curriculum. Difference, Power, and Inequity—or DPI for short—will replace the former Exploring Social Differences (ESD) label and marks courses meant to help all Bowdoin students “shift from awareness to active antiracist practices,” according to Jennifer Scanlon, Senior Vice… Read more »

Why Vote in Maine? Your Vote Will Always Matter

The gravity of the 2020 election and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic make the experience of being a first time voter even more daunting this year. After years of bitter campaigning and a seemingly interminable election cycle, the election comes down to its final and determining day: November 3rd. Americans have had weeks in some cases… Read more »