Politics

History Books & The White Savior Complex

By Joy Ng and Tiana Thwin “Take up the White Man’s burden … To serve your captives’ need.” In 1899, Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem, “The White Man’s Burden”, a hymn to the U.S. Imperialism, a reminder of the burden for a white man to rule the colored, a mark of the racist legacy left […]

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Politics

The Future of Voting

COVID-19 has brought struggles to all sectors of society, one, in particular, is the election process. The pandemic has popularized other forms of voting to combat social distancing and lockdown restrictions. However, months after the election, questions still linger in the atmosphere as to whether we should only vote in-person? Better yet, the future voting.  […]

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Current Events, Politics

Biden’s Syrian Airstrikes

In retaliation against a recent spate of aggressions, including a rocket attack in Iraq last week that wounded US troops, President Joe Biden launched military airstrikes in late February against two Iranian-backed militias in Syria. This was done in response to a rocket attack on the airport in Erbil, northern Iraq, on February 15, that […]

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Current Events, Politics, Pop Culture

Black Leaders Who Are Shaping History Today

Following the lead of trailblazers throughout American history, today’s Black history-makers are shaping not only today but tomorrow. From helping to develop a COVID-19 vaccine to breaking barriers in the White House and in the C-suite, below are Black leaders who are shattering glass ceilings in their wide-ranging roles. Kamala Harris, 56, first Black, first […]

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Current Events, Politics

The Asian Democratic Decline

Recent decades have witnessed the decline of democracy around the world as more and more countries have turned to more populist regimes. The political regimes of many Asian countries changed in the 20th century in the post-war period and voting was introduced for the very first time. However, Asia has never fully embraced democracy like […]

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Current Events, Politics

Myanmar’s Military Coup and the Fight for Democracy

February 1st, 2021 — the initiation of severe political unrest in Myanmar and a day that is far from what Burmese citizens have been dreaming of. On this day, following the National League for Democracy (NLD) Party’s landslide victory in the election that took place in November of 2020, Myanmar’s military has seized power and […]

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Current Events, Politics

Where Does Joe Biden Stand On Issues?

When he formally announced his entry into the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden declared that he stood for two things – workers who “built this country”, and values that can bridge its divisions. As the US faces challenges from the coronavirus to racial inequity, his pitch is to create new economic opportunities for workers, restore […]

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Politics, Pop Culture

The Bridge Between Tech and Policy

There are a lot of hot button political topics out there. However, some are so deeply rooted in political discourse that they not only manifest as a hot topic on the campaign trail, but impact the machinations behind the scenes, and even the way that we, as private citizens, view politics and consume political information. […]

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