Articles by: Callen MacPhee

Graffiti of Edward Snowden in New York City. Image by squirrel83.

NSA Reform: Who’s Watching Who?

In the recent months since Edward Snowden leaked confidential information about the activities of the NSA, Americans have begun to understand to a greater degree of accuracy their true level of privacy. A variety of reactions to the leaked information were seen throughout the United States, as many cried out […]

Participants wave a combination of the LGBT and American flags at the 2012 Washington, D.C. gay pride parade. Image by Tim Evanson.

Oppressed Love

For the past few years, same-sex marriage has been a hot button issue throughout the United States. There has been a considerable shift in public opinion surrounding homosexuality, and also an incredible amount of legislative progress in legalizing same-sex unions, as New Mexico and Utah* recently became the sixteenth and […]



In 1999, there were 28,874 gun-related deaths in the United States. In 2011, the number of fatal shootings reached 32,163. The number of deaths has grown substantially over the past twenty years. Incidents like the Columbine High School Massacre, the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting, and the recent Naval Yard shooting […]