The Atlantic’s Kathy Gilsinan published what the magazine calls an “A&Q,” a spinoff of the traditional Q&A. Rather than directly answering the posed questions, Saturday’s A&Q explored the complications and convolutions of a given subject matter. Gilsinan’s A&Q focused on the complex topic of terrorism. Specifically, she wondered how the world should be responding to acts […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 Spoilers for the first two episodes below! Showtime’s CIA drama “Homeland” is no stranger to controversy; the show isn’t afraid to touch current, highly salient political issues. But in the past, it had been plagued by jingoist undertones as the show failed to portray the complexities of the Middle […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Memorizing dates and long, less-than-memorable names is important for a history exam. There’s also this test called LIFE, and if we are going to be functioning members of society, we need to know what’s going on in it. This column is here to do “political science” — to break down the […]

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