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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is more than just your average sitcom

Sifa Kasongo, Writer

November 6, 2017

We can count on this show to tackle complex topics in a meaningful way that other shows shy away from.

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

This week in politics: 10/30-11/5

John Coakley, Politics/Voices/Op-Ed Editor

November 5, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

This week in politics 10/23-10/29

John Coakley, Politics/Op-ed/Voices Editor

October 30, 2017

Bringing you the most important stories in national politics, one week at a time.

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Can a universal basic income work? Experts weigh in

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2017

With the threat of automation looming, the concept of universal basic income (UBI) is increasingly gaining traction across the political spectrum, both in the United States and around the world.

Is Amazon too big?

Is Amazon too big?

Harry Ortof, Contributor

October 17, 2017

After completing the purchase of Whole Foods for over $13 billion, Amazon has expanded its reach into yet another market as the company's influence continues to grow.

U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

John Coakley, Writer

April 11, 2017

The United States launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield late Thursday night, targeting “Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure.”

The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

John Coakley, Writer

April 6, 2017

Despite attempts by Congressional Democrats to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland last year, the highest court in the United States remains a member short.

Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer

March 22, 2017

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Léa Aliberti and Alvin Buyinza

March 9, 2017

Let's ask ourselves: Should the man with the most intelligence access in the world be getting his news from a partisan news and opinion website?

Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor

February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has appointed the least effective, most detrimental and glaringly inept cabinet in recent history.

The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer

February 23, 2017

We now have a president who tweets as his form of communication to the public. How is this not an episode of Black Mirror yet?

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

Sabrina Negron, Contributor

February 21, 2017

Eric Westervelt, education correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR) discussed issues of education policy under the Trump administration in conversation with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Dr. Stephen Sireci at the university’s Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall on Friday, Feb. 17.

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