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The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The fallout from mandatory minimum laws hardly fits the profile of Brock Turner’s life: white, educated and wealthy.

Political diversity stems from state laws

Political diversity stems from state laws

November 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Monday, President Barack Obama submitted an article to The Huffington Post imploring Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a measure that would protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination in the workplace. This past week, Senate Democrats have been rallying for Sen...

State privacy policies should prompt Congress for federal regulation

State privacy policies should prompt Congress for federal regulation

November 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

As Congress continues to neglect any form of online privacy legislation, 10 state legislatures have addressed the issue themselves, passing over two dozen laws in the past year restricting the collection of personal data by federal agencies and private businesses. These laws are a step in the right direction for Internet privacy, but remind us that more sweeping reform f...

U.S. should fight climate change on local level

U.S. should fight climate change on local level

October 30, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a recent study, published in the environmental journal Nature Climate Change, NYU professor Jennifer Jacquet and a team of scientists found that people are not motivated to invest in a solution to climate change because it does not pose an immediate threat to their well-being. Complacency surrounding...