Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System

By: Jaidyn Rumpca The United States carceral system is a place that many regard as out of sight and out of mind. In reality, people of all backgrounds are affected by the injustices of our so-called justice system. Racial minorities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people from low-income communities, people with disabilities, and individuals at … Continue reading Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System

Return of the King: Do private property rights restore a government of kings in castles?

By: Russell Facente When the British Crown failed to consider the unique needs of the American Colonies, the Founding Fathers engaged in a bloody revolution and started a new country. King George III—considered a tyrant by the Founders—successfully insulated himself from the voices of the Colonies, primarily by a giant moat known as the Atlantic … Continue reading Return of the King: Do private property rights restore a government of kings in castles?

100:1 to 18:1: Why Congress Needs to Pass the EQUAL Act

By: Princeton Wilson The beginning of the disparity  The sentencing disparity between ‘crack’ and powder cocaine offenses has a disproportionate impact on African American communities and should be eliminated. The disparity stems from the 1970s when American drug markets had a surplus of powder cocaine.[1]  The surplus led to reduced profit for drug suppliers.[2] To … Continue reading 100:1 to 18:1: Why Congress Needs to Pass the EQUAL Act

The Current Landscape of Abortion Laws

By Priyal Thakkar In 2021 alone, nearly 600 anti-abortion laws have been introduced in forty-seven states so far. Among the restrictive laws passed this year are gestational bans, method bans, parental involvement laws, reason bans, trigger bans, and TRAP laws.[1] Gestational bans ban abortions after a certain point in pregnancy—such as at six weeks like … Continue reading The Current Landscape of Abortion Laws

Banning Bias or Shielding Racism?

By: Sharon Foster Critical race theory has become a political flashpoint as minorities fight against systemic discrimination.[1] Critical race theory critiques misunderstand it to "admonish all white people for being oppressors while classifying all Black people as hopelessly oppressed victims." As a result, "school boards and state legislatures from Tennessee to Idaho" are moving to … Continue reading Banning Bias or Shielding Racism?