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This is What a Terrorist Looks Like

By Rory Hibbler This article originally appeared in GPR’s Spring 2016 magazine. GPR chose to repost it in light of the recent airport attack in Istanbul, and the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Every act of terrorism in a developed, Western society seems to shake the world to its core. The attacks of September…

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The Orlando Tragedy and Anti-LGBT Culture

By Sam Cleare In the thick of LGBT Pride celebrations on Sunday, June 12th, a gunman opened fire at Pulse, an Orlando LGBT nightclub, murdering 49 and injuring over 50 more. This mass shooting, the deadliest in modern U.S. history, occurred during the club’s Latinx[1] Night, an event featuring transgender women of color and drawing…

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No Fly, No Buy Laws Are Likely Unconstitutional

By Rob Oldham We woke up to a nightmare Sunday morning as news broke that the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 and deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 29-year old ISIL sympathizer Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 more with…

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Fight or Flight: The Brexit Debate

By Tommy Desoutter The year 2015 was rough for the European Union. The widely covered migrant crisis, continued unemployment, and increasingly disparate visions of the future battered the continent from all sides. On June 23, 2016, the EU may be dealt the biggest blow in its history: the departure of the United Kingdom from the…

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Georgia Voters: It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…

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The Case against the Electoral College

By Evan Katz With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, the perpetual debate over America’s unique electoral system has resurfaced. Opponents lambast the Electoral College as undemocratic because the indirect nature of elections renders the popular vote irrelevant, while its supporters laud the fact that the system forces political parties to have broad national…

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A Tale of Two Centuries

By Caitlin Rueden  The 21st of February this year marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle in human history. This struggle between France and Germany is infamous for being the “epitome of the pointlessness and savagery of World War One.” Lasting roughly ten months, the battle led to nearly 1…

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