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Argentina 2022: Its challenges for next year

12.26.21

In November, the Frente de Todos coalition was defeated by the opposition Juntos por el Cambio in Argentina’s midterm, rocking the boat for the ruling party, thus their internal tensions. Despite this -not new- news, the current administration faces a very-much-complicated 2022, where the fragile economic indicators turn against them: the inflation reached almost 50% […]

What about Design? Understanding the Biden Win from an Aesthetic Perspective

11.20.21

Campaigning in a pandemic demanded a kind of aesthetic deference—but only one campaign showed it. President Trump’s brazen strokes, effective in a bygone era, got lost in the mix of exponentially increasing infection rates and state-mandated lockdowns. President Biden won, in part, because his team quietly navigated a lopsided electoral landscape wrought byCOVID-19 using data, […]

Politics

Persistent Impunity Raises Concerns Around Iraqi Elections & Democracy

10.10.21

Ghazi Ghazi sits down with Sally Bachori, one of the founding members of Ending Impunity in Iraq to learn more about the organization and their grassroots movement.

Senator Cory Booker’s Baby Bonds Proposal is a Good Idea, but it Doesn’t Go Far Enough

05.28.21

In 2005, Pope John Paul II died, Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League, and the Dow Jones had not yet broken 11,000. It was also the year in which then Prime Minister Gordon Brown started a radical experiment to provide every child born in the U.K. with a long-term tax-free savings account or “baby bonds.” […]

Politics

Silicon Valley Can Meet its Cybersecurity Obligation Through a New Cyber Corps

05.24.21

Silicon Valley has an obligation to secure America’s technology infrastructure. Here is how they can help.

Can Conservatism Be More Than a Grudge?

05.18.21

Diagnosing why the Republican Party is failing to offer a positive vision to voters.

Politics

The False Dilemma in the Argentine Election of 2021: Not Whether to Postpone or Suspend the Election, but How to Conduct It

04.26.21

The year 2021 is a year of national elections in Argentina. At the federal level, this election is not for President, but for Congressmen and Congresswomen. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the territory of Argentina, in mid-April, the Argentine Congress announced it will debate postponing the national elections to be held in […]

The Receipts: Pete Buttigieg’s Policies Fail LGBTQ+ Communities

04.8.21

Though Pete Buttigieg is often cast as an LGBTQ+ icon, his tenure in South Bend and a close look at his platform say otherwise.

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Understand: The First Step in Democratic Reform

03.10.21

Democratic reform requires robust civic education first.

Bill Kristol Can’t Teach Us Anything

02.2.21

Kristol’s unapologetic role as a driving force behind the Iraq War, as an advocate of violence throughout the Middle East, and as a promoter of hateful discrimination make him unfit to teach in our community and serve as an IOP Fellow.

Media

A Theocracy of Whiteness

02.1.21

There has been no shortage of writing about last month’s sad raid on the U.S. Capitol Building, but most American writers and pundits have struggled to interpret both the event’s causes and its meaning

What Now? How to move forward despite political divides.

01.28.21

Our first episode of 2021! We recorded this episode in the last weeks of 2020 – a year that revealed the best and the worst sides of our country. As we grappled with these 2 dualities, our team wanted to reflect on how we communicate moving forward, and bridge the divides: between accountability and unity, […]

Politics

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