Coronavirus and the Economic Collapse

During previous global financial crises—not to say they are a frequent occurrence—emerging markets have continued to bolster the world’s economy. For instance, manufacturing powerhouses like China and India have registered high growth in such times. However, the Coronavirus crisis has forced every economy into crisis. This eliminates the possibility of an export-driven recovery; instead, the U.S. must focus on addressing …

We Need Moral Leadership Now, But Don’t Expect it From Republicans

I often try to preach bipartisanship in politics, especially now that Americans are polarized alongside party lines more than ever. When I ran a local chapter of Massachusetts High School Democrats at my high school, I always opened up meetings to conservative Republican students to converse about current events. I want to understand my conservative peers. I’ve never liked to …

The Importance of Biden’s VP Pick

While the office of the vice presidency has often been mocked and ridiculed, the Vice Presidential pick can make or break Presidential campaigns. The Vice President allows the Presidential candidate to diversify his/her base of supporters. In essence, the Vice President is an extension of the Presidential candidate’s image. Most significantly though, the Vice President is a unique opportunity to …

A Look at the Wisconsin Primary

Choosing between the civic duty of voting and one’s health is a decision American citizens should never have to consider. However, Covid-19 has created an unprecedented reality across the globe. Though, for some U.S. states, Covid-19 has already hindered a fundamental aspect of American life: voting. This has hit Wisconsin residents differently than most. On April 7th, 2020, Wisconsin voters …

Coronavirus and the economy

During previous global financial crises—not to say they are a frequent occurrence—emerging markets have continued to bolster the world’s economy. For instance, manufacturing powerhouses like China and India have registered high growth in such times. However, the Coronavirus crisis has forced every economy into crisis. This eliminates the possibility of an export-driven recovery; instead, the U.S. must focus on addressing …

A look at GMOs

The increasing prevalence of GMOs has led many to question whether genetically modified organisms – particularly crops – have any net benefits or harms to society. To make a decision on whether GMOs can be wholly considered positive or negative depends on the issues, ethical or otherwise, we choose to value.  Firstly, GMO crops can wield tremendous influence in developing …

An open letter to Asian-Americans during COVID-19: Opinion

SUNSET PARK, NY — Last Sunday night, surveillance footage captured a 39-year-old Asian woman being blitz-attacked with acid spray by an unknown perpetrator outside her Brooklyn home. She was left with second-degree chemical burns on her neck, back, shoulder, and face, the NYPD reports. I’ll admit, amongst the chaos and tragedy surrounding global health today, the first thing that comes …