Sorry, But No: You Can’t Bake Your Cake and Refuse to Sell It Too!

Member Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Social Justice

Though it might seem like they’re striking a blow for religious freedom, owners of licensed businesses who try to deny services to same-sex couples on the basis of religious belief are missing the mark. Through such actions, they misinterpret the point of religious freedom in both the constitutional and biblical senses alike.  “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, …

Dismantling the Doomsday Clock: A Plan for Planetary Defense

Member Space, The Universe

The possibility of the extinction of humankind is probably greater now than ever before. The Doomsday Clock is at two minutes to midnight––we are essentially at the closest point we have ever been to the apocalypse since the clock’s inception in 1947. Despite what we might think, however, the main causes of and solutions to global catastrophe are most likely …

Gerrymandering: The Suppression of Blacks, Hispanics, and Students

Member Discrimination, Law, Local Politics

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters? Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of the United States’ history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain …

How Do We Get “Healthcare for All”? Through “Marijuana for All”

Member Health, Law, Local Politics

With the possible legalization of pot for adults at the federal level for the first time since it was criminalized a century ago, our nation stands at the brink of change. Through a legalized and federally ran pot industry, the federal government could redistribute marijuana tax dollars to fund a healthcare program for all. Many republican politicians who are pushing …