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Sainati: In North Korean chicken game, assuming Kim Jong-un’s irrationality gives him undue power

Leo Sainati, Columnist

October 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are in the midst of a dangerous nuclear standoff, rapidly approaching tension levels unseen since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The United States has failed in its pursuit of nonproliferation and now must resort to nuclear deterrence....

Off Script: Laugh about it

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Monthly

As I walked through the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library — a pop-up exhibit set up by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in Chicago’s Union Station — I couldn’t help but think, “Oh,...

Votta: Trump’s actions in Turkey present dim prospects for the future

Roberto Votta, Op-Ed Contributor

October 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Oct. 4, Turkish authorities arrested Metin Topuz, a United States Consulate employee, on charges of espionage and treason, with alleged links to the Gulenist movement, the group the Turkish government holds responsible for...

Boyd: Trump’s erratic foreign policy diminishes long-term international standing of U.S.

Ryan Boyd, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

President Donald Trump has been erratic, wildly unprofessional and shamefully indifferent to the results of his actions. He’s behaved like a callous neophyte with the intellectual curiosity of a potted plant. These character...

Sheffey: In defense of the Iran deal

Ariel Sheffey, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump spoke from the White House about his decision to decertify the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more colloquially known as the Iran Deal. Calling it one of the “worst and most one-sided...

Wolfe: Third-party tickets not viable in 2020 due to political system

Michael Wolfe, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Aug. 1, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced hearings, hoping to manufacture bipartisan legislation that could stabilize the Affordable Care Act. But then, partisanship stuck its...

Soto: Rollback of birth control mandate will make college students less safe, less healthy

Isabella Soto, Columnist

October 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let me begin this column by establishing a fundamental truth. Hormonal birth control, in its various forms, is simply that — hormones. It can aid in preventing a pregnancy, reduce painful cramps caused by menstruation and help...

Sainati: Don’t give Bernie Sanders credit for socialism’s surge

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

We all have that one friend who’s probably a socialist. Seriously, though, chances are most of us may actually have at least one socialist friend –– a reality emblematic of the dramatic, yet predictable rise of the Democratic...