You actually have to be responsible now (Login Required)
The livelihood of more than 300 million individuals rests in part on your power, and problems can no longer be solved by you making casual rape jokes. And if they can actually be solved doing that, then buy me the next one-way flight to somewhere far away from this unfortunate land.
The "ultimate deal" is not one state (Login Required)
Wait a second, for Israel? Didn’t he just appoint David Friedman, a settlement supporter so hardline he makes the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) seem dovish, to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel? Isn’t this just giving Prime Minister Netanyahu’s right-wing government what they’ve wanted? Well, in the short term, yes. But the long-term implications of U.S. support for Israeli annexation of the West Bank (something Friedman has publicly floated) run counter to the interests of all parties involved.
Feeling disenfranchised (Login Required)
I am very upset with the election result, but I would still have been disappointed with Clinton as president. I was not convinced by either presidential candidate; neither of them won my vote.
The unseen bearers of Trump's legacy of hate (Login Required)
Donald Trump seems to bring the worst out in those that listen to him.
Reconciling a divided America (Login Required)
This is dangerous. Without any contact, it is easy to create an image of the ‘other.’
The sound of a clarion call (Login Required)
For all its power and might, striving for the apex of perfection, it was still an imperfect country of imperfect people, run by imperfect people.
Poiliticized Identities (Login Required)
Short of denying identity outright, the recourse of those committed to identity-as-authority has been to fall back on the trope of the self-hating victim, made over time to internalize their own oppression.
Unity, facts, and other questions (Login Required)
Many Carleton students have the opportunity to live in a new place after they graduate, and one positive way to use that privilege is to move to a place that will force you to interact with people who are different than you. The physical segregation of different groups of people in the U.S. seems to have something to do with the lack of understanding that exists across group identity lines (who’d have thought?), and living next to someone makes it much easier to get to know them.
One final warning (Login Required)
This article was written before election day.
"Let me be blunt: if you are voting for a third-party presidential candidate this election, you are wasting your vote. The reasons for this are manifold."
I think you’re right, but the government thinks you’re wrong (Login Required)
"As a person who will probably major in international relations, I like to tell people that I’m a political science major who hates politics. That’s the truth, in specific regards to American politics."
Macalester student: Working together for LGBTQ+ rights (Login Required)
"Use the fear and anger of this election to mobilize your community and be an agent of positive change in these dark times."
Processing a Trump victory (Login Required)
"In my adult life, I almost never cry. I don’t cry when boys break up with me. I don’t cry when my friends hurt me. I don’t cry about everyday bruises and scrapes. But yesterday I cried more than I can ever remember."