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Polish court effectively bans abortions

Protest against Poland's new abortion laws held in Gdansk on Oct. 24
October 29, 2020

A historic decision was made on Thursday, Oct. 22, by Poland’s higest court to ban almost all abortions. The Polish court ruled that abortions in cases of fetal defects were unconstitutional. Abortions...

Pope Francis endorses homosexual civil unions

Image from the Canonization of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II by Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. This event, attended by millions is amongst the most important in current history.
October 29, 2020

Pope Francis announced his support of same-sex civil unions last week in his documentary “Francesco,” which debuted at the Rome Film Festival. The film’s director, Evgeny Afineevsky, recounts...

Nick Explains: 10 reasons you should vote!

“I voted” stickers in English and Spanish, Virginia, USA, November 2014. (Organization for Security and  Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) photo.)
October 21, 2020

1. Voting is an opportunity for you to shape the future you want for yourself and your children. You can take a stand on issues like minimum wage, climate change, local education, etc. 2. “Decisions...

Nick Explains: the 25th Amendment

Mike Pence addresses CPAC in 2017.
October 7, 2020

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, conversations began involving the 25th Amendment, which allows the president to temporarily make the vice president the acting president.   Section...

Nigerian State enacts a law to castrate children’s rapists

CEE-HOPE Triple G (Girls-Go-for-Greatness) members from Lagos and Ogun state at their Guard- Against-Rape seminar in Lagos
October 1, 2020

The Nigerian state of Kaduna enacted a law on Sept. 16 that allowed the surgical castration of men and strelization of women convicted of raping children under 14, according to the Associated Press. The...

Nick Explains: presidential debates

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the first of three presidential debates.
September 30, 2020

The first of three presidential debates took place in Cleveland Sept. 29 at Case Western University between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.  Throughout recent history, presidential...

Brands Pitching the 2020 “Vote”

The 2020 presidential election falls on Nov. 3 this year.
September 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Cleveland hosted the first 2020 Presidential Debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Health...

Nick Explains: Supreme Court nominations

Mourners at the United States Supreme Court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 25, 2020

On Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 due to complications relating to her metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was a titan of the left, consistently providing a liberal...

Nick Explains: the Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) speaks on the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey (right) in front of the Capitol Building in February 2019
September 23, 2020

In 2018, the world’s leading climatologists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, met to lead a panel discussion. During this panel, the scientists agreed that if the global temperature reaches...

Nick Explains: DC statehood

by ltmayers on the Creative Commons
September 13, 2020

On June 26, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state in the union.  The vote passed 232 to 180, with every Republican and one Democrat...

Olympics Postponement: Tokyo 2020

Olympics Postponement: Tokyo 2020
May 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled and postponed until 2021. The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony was originally scheduled for July 24. This is the second time Japan would...

Vonnegut, the Virus and My Senior Year

Andrew Gilkey
May 1, 2020

To say the least, I am at a bit of a crossroads. I’m writing this having just finished the last class of my undergrad, and I have been called by this institution to go forth and set the world on fire....

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