The Case of Tokyo Rose

By Melia Wong CMC ’19 On the evening of August 30th, 1945, reporters crowded the Overseas Bureau of the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and demanded to meet the infamous “Tokyo Rose.”[1] The few employees who remained at the station were bewildered to see the Americans—with automatic weapons at their sides—storming in to the small network…

Dancing the Line: Cooper v. Harris, a Landmark Decision on Gerrymandering and Judicial Implementation of Civil Rights

By Lea Kayali (PO ‘19) Race matters. Police brutality, immigration, and criminal justice reforms—these hot-button debates reflect how racial issues are front and center in American politics. As racialized politics percolate through party platforms,[1] Americans’ political identity is increasingly determined by demographics. White nationalism is on the rise in the self-proclaimed “alt-right,” and identity politics…

Call to Action: Interview on Increasing Educational Access and Economic Opportunity in South Sudan with Mr. Valentino Achak Deng

Conducted by Bethel Geletu (Staff Writer, PO ‘19) and Maimouna Diarra (Staff Writer, PO ‘19)   Once a “Lost Boy,” a child who walked for months across what is now South Sudan to flee a brutal civil war, Valentino Achak Deng is a leading advocate for the universal right to education. Under the United Nations…