The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 has stripped women of their reproductive rights. In response, states and organizations have begun creating abortion resources and regional ‘safe havens’.
OPINION | Failing to critically think has manifested as right-wing populism
There is a definitive and alarming rise of right-wing populist rhetoric and violent actions both internationally and nationally. Perhaps more concerning is the normative belief that Canada’s multiculturalism policy will protect Canada from this threat to democracy. In today’s terms, sorry-not-sorry, but this is false.
OPINION | It’s Past Time for Canada to Re-Engage with Iran
Canada stands to lose more than it gains by refusing to reopen diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran has shown some movement in a positive direction in terms of willingness to engage with the outside world and moderate its actions on the global stage, which most other Western nations have recognized by reopening communication lines. Continuing a relations freeze in light of this makes Canada appear not only quixotic but ignorant of the consequences.
OPINION | Looking to the Past Won’t Help Us Understand Post-COVID Economics
The unique nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in equally unique, and unforeseen consequences, the economy being the main casualty. While it is tempting to compare the present economic circumstances to that of the 2008 recession to do so would be incorrect and in fact dangerous especially when attempting to navigate post COVID economics. Instead, officials should look to different methods and responses in order to rebuild the economy such as through a more sophisticated investment response.
OPINION | There Are Risks to Leaving Afghanistan: Biden is Right to Do It Anyways
Given the failure of the United States in Afghanistan to produce measurable results it only makes sense for President Biden to withdraw US troops from the region. However, withdrawing from the region will have some consequences both politically and socially.
OPINION | Wanted: Young Labor Leaders
For the last forty years pundits have wondered if labor unions are still relevant. Pointing to history and the current state of the workforce, most millennials will likely answer yes.
OPINION | Whose party is it?
Despite the disarray of the Republican Party currently, the Democratic Party has not been able to capitalize on the confusion due to internal conflict of their own as various factions within the Party battle it out for hearts and minds and control. The “ruling” faction is assumed to reflect the priorities of the Party’s majority and will determine everything from new planks in the Party’s platform, plum committee assignments, and most importantly how the Party operates.
OPINION | Of Firearms and “Root Causes”: Looking Beyond Easy Answers on Gun Violence
Contextual analysis is what separates nuanced thinking in the justice policy realm from the basic Benthamite calculus still seemingly favoured by most of the political right. However, when it comes to the issue of guns and gun control, a great many left-wing politicians and activists have seemingly discarded this nuanced understanding for a combination of monocausal insistence and culturally-based revulsion. This singular focus betrays a lack of broader thinking on the issue as well as lack of understanding about the nature of guns and gun crime within our society.
OPINION | Good Morning, America! You’re Destroying Yourselves
With the recent U.S Capitol riots, Americans are beginning to prove that violence could become a more acceptable medium of combatting ‘the system’ and pushing to implement their own beliefs. This is a grave and utterly disturbing philosophy to hold, and it only causes more harm than good.
OPINION | A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Loopholes
Estimated at $67.4 billion worldwide in 2018, the legitimate art market is enormous, highly liquid and largely deregulated. As a consequence, it has become a primary target for money laundering and forgeries due to its loose regulations, exclusive nature and the lack of art market expertise in most law enforcement agencies around the world. To put this into perspective, this article will look at the following key issues: market size and regulation, Europe’s lack of an anti-money laundering strategy, difference between the laws and capabilities of EU member states, difference between EU and US strategies, freeports and law enforcement.