by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:36 am / in Current Issue, Judicial

Juvenile Injustice

by By Tal Siegel In the 1980s, rapidly increasing crime rates all over the United States spurred widespread panic. By the ʼ90s, the myth of “super predator” teens—adolescents thought to be engaged in rampant, violent crime—had gripped the country, prompting nationwide legislation to lower the age of criminal responsibility. Known as Juvenile Court Exclusion laws, these laws barred many adolescents […]

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:12 am / in Current Issue, Women's Rights

Security Under Assault

by Russia’s aggressive posture and nuclear arsenal pose “an existential threat to the United States,” according to General Joseph Dunford, now the newest Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the top military leader in the country. The comments, which came during a Senate confirmation hearing for the next chairman, ignited the defense community and revealed a lot about […]

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by / on August 10, 2015 at 9:45 am / in Middle East, National Security, World, World

Understanding the Madmen: The Rationale for Iran’s Rhetoric

By recognizing how domestic considerations play a part in Iranian foreign policy, we can better understand why their pronouncements seem to be at odds with their commitments.

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by / on April 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm / in Domestic, Judicial

The People’s Constitution: How Shifts in Public Opinion Affect the Supreme Court

Senior Thesis Series (3)

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Environmental

Water Pressures

The optimal way to tackle the issue of water scarcity in California is not simply by pressuring consumers, but rather by enacting water restrictions on producers, particularly those in large-scale agriculture and energy production.

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Domestic, Interview, Media

They Know You’re Reading This

It’s been more than one year after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing broad government surveillance, and most Americans are no longer surprised to hear that their online activity can easily be monitored. Revelations about surveillance are no longer front-page news. But what are the practical ramifications and consequences of living in a surveillance-saturated society?

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Sinking the Internship

Eve Goldenberg, CC’17, a native New Yorker, came to Columbia with the dream of becoming a screenwriter. In her first semester, she enrolled in a formal acting class and once a week, took the subway downtown to continue her study of improv theater. By the spring of her freshman year, however, Goldenberg felt far away from her dream.

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Judicial

Judging the Judges

A Look at the Judicial Empathy Debate

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

The Courts Get Creative with Eminent Domain

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by / on October 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm / in Domestic, Web Columnists

The Symphony Slide

Olivia Kapell offers an explanation for the rise in symphony orchestra lock-outs

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