The Ethics of Youth Tackle Football Bans

By Cameron Miller (Stanford University ’16) Guest Contributor The dangers of football and other contact sports associated with head injuries are not only well known, but are starting to be addressed more directly than ever before. A wide swathe of research has documented the connection between concussions and numerous neurocognitive issues, including the early onset of dementia…

What to Learn from the United Kingdom’s Universal Healthcare System

By Clare Burgess (CMC ’20), Foreign Correspondent Spring 2018 Universal healthcare has been proposed by numerous politicians and is used by most developed countries. Universal healthcare is basic healthcare funded by government taxes to provide comprehensive medical care in order to incorporate those who could not otherwise afford private insurance. President Trump and the Republican…

Legal Implications of Self-Driving Cars

By Jessie Levin (PO ’18) As a future which includes autonomous  cars becomes a reality, the manner in which car accidents are handled will need to be reworked. On March 18th, 2018, a woman walking her bike along the the road in Tempe, Arizona was killed when she was hit by an autonomous  Uber. Despite…

Law and Social/Cultural Norms in Iran and Afghanistan

By Kate Lambroza (Georgetown University ’18), Guest Contributor Introduction The status of women under Islam has garnered significant scholarly and political attention over the last several decades. However, consistent generalizations and misunderstandings have led to common Western misperceptions that women in Islam are oppressed and that Islam itself is the oppressor. Women’s rights in Islamic…