In a misguided attempt to “secure voting rights,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, vetoed three Republican-backed election integrity bills last month. Under current Michigan law, voters who do not have an acceptable photo ID are permitted to vote by simply signing an affidavit attesting that they do not have ID. No verification is required for […]
Fall 2021: “Return to Normalcy”
My, what a year it has been. No one could have warned 17 year old me when I committed to Michigan that my experience would be so unorthodox, so unlike the golden years about which my alumni parents reminisce. After two and a half semesters of online classes, I was overjoyed that, when President Schlissel […]
You Should Be Friends with People Who Vote Differently From You
How has that become a hot take? Thank God the election is over. That might have been the most toxic I have seen social media in my entire life. One type of post, in particular, caught my eye the most. The sentiment expressed was basically: “if you voted for Trump, we are not friends, and […]
Athletics at a Crossroads: An Argument for Deemphasizing the Importance of Collegiate Athletics
It is hard to articulate just how magical and exciting football Saturday is. I will never forget that first Saturday, 110,000 fans screaming as our fearless classmates went to war. We laughed, we screamed, we cried, and we bonded together. It was truly an experience unlike any other, something impossible not to love. Sports have […]
How Should Trump Address Syria?
In the evening of Thursday, April 6 (early Friday morning in local time), the United States fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria’s Al Shayrat airfield in retaliation against the chemical strikes on Syrian people by Assad regime. Many people commended this move, from neocon hawks to “peace and love” millennials —before they retake their typical […]
Disabled Americans Fight for Justice in Vending Machine Court Case
Disabled Americans are fighting for justice in Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a Fifth Circuit decision that has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1990, Congress, in the name of justice, passed the “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA), a labor law that prohibits unjustified discrimination based on an individual’s disability. Twenty-five years […]
Scholar: ‘Welfare Queen’ cliche exaggerated to oppress poor, black women
This post was originally featured on The College Fix Feminist scholar Dr. Jina Kim seeks to redeem the image of the “Welfare Queen” that she claims has been exaggerated to reduce support for poor minorities. Kim, in a speech earlier this month at the University of Michigan, where she earned her doctorate, argued that the […]
Watch: Women’s March in Ann Arbor Draws Thousands
While the name of the event would imply a simple focus on the rights of women, protesters called for action on climate change, amnesty and protection of immigrants, and provision of universal healthcare.
Women’s March in Ann Arbor Draws Thousands
Thousands of people gathered in downtown Ann Arbor on the afternoon of Saturday, January 21, as part of a nationwide Women’s March.
Abortion Debate Series: Abortion Should Be Legal
Should the United States government (federally or through states and territories) restrict (totally or partially) a woman’s right to an abortion? This article is the first round in a debate series on the topic of abortion. Read the opposing argument here. Some preliminary remarks will be necessary to clarify the purpose of this debate. First, the […]