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August 7, 2018

Two words: stock buybacks.

In May, JPMorgan projected that in 2018, S&P 500 companies would invest about $1 trillion (with a "t") stock buybacks due to “savings on tax, strong earnings and the repatriation of cash,” according to MarketWatch’s Ciara Linnane. Companies th...

July 30, 2018

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been absorbed by the head-spinning political rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former bartender who, just this year, won a primary in her home district over senior Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley. Impressive as that fe...

July 4, 2018

What I found most absurd in Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion in Trump v. Hawaii (the Supreme Court case that upheld the White House’s most recent Muslim travel ban) wasn’t the predictable, blind-eyed endorsement of xenophobia, nor was it the gag-inducing pr...

May 25, 2018

Noor Darwish is angry. Her people are dying and the government of the country she lives in—the most resourceful and influential in the world—won't acknowledge the central issue at hand.

Wearing a white #FreePalestine t-shirt, she engages with bystanders on a patch of gr...

May 12, 2018

On  April 25, the AU Office of Sustainability released an announcement—as well as a video featuring President Sylvia Burwell—proclaiming that AU had finally reached carbon neutrality and was the first, well, American university to do so. Fossil Free AU, the student-led...

April 28, 2018

I had the same reaction as everyone near me when the notification popped up on my phone last Friday night— "President Trump approves missile strike on Syrian chemical facilities following Douma chemical attack,” one headline read—my reaction was a mix of confusion, ang...

March 3, 2018

Campaign finance is something we hear about every day. If Congress votes against legislation that clearly enjoys support from the population, the immediate — and reasonable — reaction is to look at the companies and the individuals donating to members of Congress who v...

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