SURIANO: United States must be firm against Iran

In recent days, the tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have grown exponentially. This round of trouble began when — according to the U.S. Department of State — Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil production. The U.S. has responded by sending additional troops to the region. 


GRAHAM: Broken windows policing failure, adjustments needed

Arguably a household name, the "broken windows" theory was originally published in The Atlantic by James Wilson and George Kelling in 1982. In the mid-1970s, New Jersey started an initiative, providing money to departments to remove police officers from their patrol car, instead promoting walking beats.  This initiative was met with criticism from both police chiefs and police officers. Police chiefs argued that “it reduced the mobility of the police, who thus had difficulty responding to calls for service, and it weakened headquarters control over police officers,” highlighting that car patrols allowed for near-constant monitoring of police actions. 


DUNLEVY: Phrasing is increasingly important in messages

What is contained in a message?   The question is nothing new. Academic superstar Marshall McLuhan’s assertion that “the medium is the message” back in the 1960s was the talk of the town in academia for a long time, and it goes without saying that entire areas of study, and entire careers, are focused around specific ways of communicating ideas in certain contexts. 


KOMARAGIRI: Antifa is not ideal means of social change, but is understandable in US

The United States rests right now on a significant moral fault line.  Looking at news today, it would seem that a rise of violence on the Left has gripped the national consciousness. Pundits are devoting more and more political capital to the dissection of Antifa, a nascent coalition of Leftist groups that seeks to stand as natural opposition to any and all fascist movements. The issues have escalated to federal discussions on designating Antifa as a domestic terrorist group. 


SURIANO: Britian's Brexit breaks political system, process

In the wake of the 2016 election and the subsequent three years of American politics, many have turned a jealous eye toward more polished countries such as Canada, France or Britain. In recent months, the Canadian government has been rocked with scandal, the streets of Paris were paralyzed with the so-called “yellow vest” protest and now finally our closest ally, Britain, has been trapped by the gordian knot of Brexit. 


MEHTA: Switch to digital LSAT will exacerbate inequities, lacks foresight

When Lori Laughlin became the face of a college admissions scandal in March, America felt some sense of justice. She had bribed USC recruiters $500,000 to admit her daughters into their school, outwardly committing the crime that most wealthy parents avoid by simply donating buildings and sports stadiums to their children’s institutions.


VALDEZ: Streaming wars will soon change how viewers consume media

Streaming is the future. You know it. I know it. We all know it. The sooner everyone accepts it, the better. I promise you that no streaming company is paying me to say this. I am just here to say the sobering truth. The convenience of binge-watching in bed has replaced the classic experience of the movie theater.

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