• The NCAA’s Issues in Indianapolis: #FreeGurley Edition

    The NCAA’s Issues in Indianapolis: #FreeGurley Edition

    By: Chris Lewitzke Two words…Two simple words that express the sentiments of the entire Bulldog Nation: Free Gurley. When the NCAA announced Wednesday morning that Todd Gurley must sit out an additional two games, most Georgia fans were filled with shock and anger. The shock comes after all signs, pointed toward Gurly being reinstated this week: Mark Richt and Gurley’s […]

  • The Alchemists of Today

    The Alchemists of Today

    By: Garrett Masters Alchemists turned lead into gold, Jesus turned water into wine, and modern-day chemists turn an illegal drug enterprise into a legal moneymaking venture. The ancient tradition of alchemy has been passed down through generations to gain a better understanding of the molecular world that makes up our physical realities. Today, chemistry is used to alter substances for […]

  • Legislation in Congress is becoming longer and more complex.

    Words, Words, Words: Congress’ Dangerous Infatuation with Lengthy Legislation

    By: Robert Oldham Think that your local congressman is a bit long winded in his campaign speeches? Try catching him at his day job where he and his colleagues are producing some of the longest and most complex legislation in U.S. history. Since 1948, the average number of pages in a bill has grown from two and a half to […]

  • Kenyatta, as the son of the first president of an independent Kenya, grew up quite conscious of the colonial heritage and politics of his country.

    Why Kenya’s President Is a Criminal and Popular

    By: Melanie Kent It’s Dec. 27, 2007, and the largest cities of Kenya – the booming, ordinarily stable, and most developed country in East Africa – are eerily silent and seemingly empty. You can drive through and buy a newspaper from a lone man at the gas station showing the face of each candidate that citizens will vote for as […]

  • Five Cues Voters Will use on Their Ballots in the 2014 Midterms

    Five Cues Voters Will use on Their Ballots in the 2014 Midterms

    By: Rob Oldham The 2014 midterm elections are nigh upon us. On November 4th, voters will reconsider their current representation in government. The partisan makeup of the government is a concern of political observers and it depends largely on how voters choose to fill out their ballots on Election Day. The Democrats currently control the Senate by a margin of […]

  • A Winning Bid for Democracy in Tunisia

    A Winning Bid for Democracy in Tunisia

    By: Bailey Palmer When the Arab Spring seized the world’s headlines in 2011, there was excitement in the air. Indeed, the word “spring” itself evoked the hopefulness felt by people around the world. Conversations in coffee shops and Twitter feeds were emboldened by the promise of the democracy and prosperity to come. Yet today, the Middle East seems just as […]

  • Will Disney be making "Terrorists of the Middle East" in a few hundred years?

    Swashbucklers and Scallywags: A Closer Look at a Pirate’s Life

    By: Irina Plaks On Sept. 6, a ship full of Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants left the port of Damietta in Egypt and set sail for Europe. A few days later, smugglers on a smaller ship demanded that 500 men, women, and children aboard switch to the smaller vessel. When the captain refused, the smugglers rammed their boat into […]

  • Protests subside, but Hong Kong’s Struggles Continue

    Protests subside, but Hong Kong’s Struggles Continue

    By: Andrew Peoples After three weeks of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, student protests are finally running out of steam. The pro-democracy movement, coined at various points as the “Occupy Central” movement or the “Umbrella Revolution,” saw only about 10,000 protesters in the streets, far below the peak, yet still enough to trouble the Hong Kong government. The protesters in […]

  • UGA secured the victory by arguing drones help improve national security (photo by U.S. Air Force)

    In Case You Missed It: UGA vs. Oxford Debate

    By: Robert Galerstein On Oct. 8, many gathered on North Campus at the UGA Chapel to watch the debate teams from UGA and Oxford square off. This debate was the fifth in a series of similar events, where the UGA team challenged the Oxford Debate Society to a public debate in Athens. Prior to the event, the series was tied […]

  • Protesters gathered at Harcourt Road on Sept. 29, eventually leading to 89 arrests.

    The Economic Tide Shifts Amid Protests in Hong Kong

    By: Connor Quirk Over the past few months, the world has watched as Hong Kong experienced unprecedented civil unrest.  The protests, coordinated by student groups throughout the city, have one aim: to broaden the scope of the democratic process in coming elections.  Currently, Hong Kong operates under the “basic law,” a de facto constitution put in place during the handover […]