Beirut, Whose City?

Last summer, gas masks were a common sight on the streets of Beirut. But residents weren’t wearing the masks to protect themselves from a chemical attack or toxic pollution; rather, they were to combat the stench of a quickly growing pile of garbage. “We are coughing, we have allergies and there are mosquitoes and flies … Read more

Bern-ing Out

On the 24th of April, thousands of people poured onto the New Haven Green to support—and appreciate the populist spectacle of—Bernie Sanders.  For investigative purposes, I was among them. The Sanders campaign garnered an unprecedented level of support from unconventional left wingers and democrats alike, and though the campaign has now run its course, on … Read more

The “Good Guy With a Gun” Myth

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard before—on the news or scrolling through our Facebook feeds. It’s been circulating for at least four years, ever since NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre first said the phrase at an … Read more