“Yankee Hindutva” and the 2020 Election

Rya Jetha (PO ’23) I am an American Indian raised in Mumbai, with an American passport, currently attending college in California. I feel very Indian; yet, I have the political power to vote in a country that, until I came to college, I associated with summer vacations and my grandmother’s cornbread. My vote belongs to…

A New Approach to the Right to Privacy

Rachel Oda (PO ’20)  Guest Contributor  A New Approach to the Right to Privacy    The right to privacy, properly understood, is not a shaky cluster of rights, but rather a single, fundamental right that forms the basis of our autonomy. It is a right to one’s person and to control one’s person. I argue it serves…

The Arrogance of Wealth

Elias Van Emmerick (PO ’21) Wealth and income inequality have been oft-cited issues in the runup to the 2020 Presidential election. The United States consistently ranks near the top of all developed countries in both metrics, and inequality has generally trended upwards for multiple decades. Amongst news of historically low unemployment and all-time highs in…

The Single-Payer Health System

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) The United States is currently the only developed country that does not have universal health coverage. While the Affordable Care Act provided access to healthcare for millions of people that would have otherwise been unaffordable, nearly 13 percent of the American population, ages 18 to 65, are still uninsured. Beyond extending…