Features and Opinion

Berlin, one of Germany's many cities bombed during the war, was left in ruins when the fighting ended.

Loss in the Wake of Victory

May 8, 1945: Crowds erupt into cheers around the globe as the war that claimed the lives of over sixty million people draws to a close in the European theater.  But after the parades and sighs of relief, historians often forget to tell the story of what came next: a […]

by · May 26, 2015 · Features and Opinion
The 2016 Presidential race is already underway.

Decision 2016: Presidential Primary Power Rankings

  November 2016 may be nineteen months away, but it is never too early to analyze the field of potential successors to President Obama. With the first candidate already declaring his intention to run for President, and several more expected to announce soon, this article will rank the potential candidates based […]

Chicago experienced harsh winter temperatures this past season as a result of a polar vortex that many climatologists have attributed to global climate change. Image by Edward Stojakovic.

Climate Change: Hoax or Harsh Reality?

For our whole lives we have been warned about global warming, about how if we don’t change how we live and treat the environment we’ll end up in post-apocalyptic world. And for all our lives too many have scoffed at such predictions and “scientific nonsense,” as many have been content […]

by · April 30, 2014 · Features and Opinion, World
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Last Forever: The Right Ending for How I Met Your Mother

When How I Met Your Mother ended a month ago, most people were still in a state of shock. What were Carter Bays and Craig Thomas even thinking when they killed off the Mother in less than 50 minutes after spending a season building up her character? It’s right for fans to […]

by · April 29, 2014 · Features and Opinion
GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before Congress about GM's defective ignition switch. The switch involved a spring that was too weak and would collapse under heavy weight from the key. Image by Forbes (no free equivalent image of Barra was available).

Deadly Error: GM’s Faulty Ignition Switch

In February 2014, General Motors, one of the biggest American automotive conglomerates, recalled almost 1.6 million of its cars due to a defect. Since then, the recall has expanded by almost a million cars, topping 2.6 million as of March 28. Some of the cars recalled include those of some […]

Obamacare: More Like Obama I Don’t Care (Satire)

Obamacare: More Like Obama I Don’t Care (Satire)

You thought that 95% on your Healy paper was impressive. Think again. Czar Obama finally reached his enrollment goal for the Affordable Care Act exchanges after their rocky rollout last October. According to revised figures posted earlier this week, 7.5 million Americans have now signed up for the mandatory healthcare […]

by · April 15, 2014 · Features and Opinion
Subsidies and How the Government Can Fix Them

Subsidies and How the Government Can Fix Them

What do 18th century fur trappers, the Transcontinental Railroad, the airplane and the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 have in common? They were all disasters. Why? Government money. The fact of the matter is that the United States federal government is terrible at subsidizing innovation. In the 1700′s, the Feds […]

The NSA, Big Data, and Privacy (and Captain America)

The NSA, Big Data, and Privacy (and Captain America)

WARNING:  This article contains major spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you have not yet watched the film, I recommend that a. you do so, and b. you do not read this article yet. Thank you in advance for preventing me from ruining your movie-watching and article-reading experiences. In […]

El Chapo being apprehended by police in February. Image by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images.

The Hollow Victory of El Chapo

Having a height of only 5 feet, 6 inches, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (so named for his short stature), does not look all that intimidating. He was, however, one of the most powerful drug lords in Mexico and the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel until he was captured last month. […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Features and Opinion, World
Protesters in Kiev march in opposition to Russia's invasion of Crimea. Image by 	ВО Свобода.

Ukraine: Where East Meets West

From military intervention, to political conditions on humanitarian aid, to economic isolation, the United States has flaunted its political power throughout the world for decades. But with Ukraine becoming a battleground between East and West, one may ask, “What role should the U.S. play in this looming conflict?”  There is […]