• Russian icebreakers are claiming small Arctic islands to increase their territory in the region

    Loose Lips Sink Ships (and So Does Climate Change)

    By Irina Plaks  The polar ice caps are melting, polar bears are dying, the earth’s average temperature is increasing, and humans are to blame for it all. Increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are wreaking havoc on the planet, from more extreme weather patterns to the flooding of coastal regions. Air pollution is a problem in many urban […]

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    From Brown to Rainbows: The Supreme Court’s Next Historic Case May Be Around the Corner

    By Shaun Kleber Within the next five months, one of the most controversial social debates of the past several decades may finally have a resolution. On Friday, Jan. 16, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. While this is not the first time the Court has considered the issue, changes in both the […]

  • Explaining Inequality in the Classic City

    Explaining Inequality in the Classic City

    By Eli Watkins Athens, Georgia is an archetypal college town. It is home to a huge university and a vibrant art scene. Athens is a microcosm of Metro Atlanta with a unique, small-town, southern charm. It is also ranked as one of the most unequal towns in the country by income. Why is it that Athens is one of the […]

  • Lessons from Louisiana in Education

    Lessons from Louisiana in Education

    By Nathan Williams Georgia can learn something from a fellow Deep South state when it comes to raising the bar for education. In recent years, many Georgia public schools have experienced academic failure, been embarrassed by administrative scandals, and found themselves in financial ruin. They are in desperate need of a solution. The model crafted in Louisiana to address underperforming […]

  • Seven Things We Learned About the State of the University

    Seven Things We Learned About the State of the University

    By Alex Edquist  “Welcome to the State of the Union,” was how it started. Unfortunately, it was not actually the State of the Union (Georgia Political Review’s budget isn’t quite enough to send writers to Washington to cover the real State of the Union). The law professor introducing UGA President Jere Morehead had meant to say “State of the University.” […]

  • Western Education Is Wrong About Boko Haram

    Western Education Is Wrong About Boko Haram

    By Melanie Kent In May 2014, the #bringbackourgirls campaign brought global attention to Boko Haram’s capture of more than 275 Nigerian girls from a school in Chibok. But the international spotlight left the center of terrorist activity as the months dragged on and the obvious solutions failed. Funds, weapons, international pressure, government statements, even domestic lobbying—all the logical channels for […]

  • Gas prices have plummeted in recent months, but it may not be good news for consumers.

    Drops of Oil

    By Jack Keller The new year has brought new joy to filling up your car at the local gas station. On January 14th, Wall Street traded oil for $45.76 a barrel, which is a 55 percent slide since last July when the price per barrel was $100. The Energy Information Administration expects U.S. regular gasoline retail prices, which averaged $3.36 per […]

  • Hawks Rising: Atlanta Basketball Provides New Hope For City’s Sports

    Hawks Rising: Atlanta Basketball Provides New Hope For City’s Sports

    By Hammad Khalid & Robert Galerstein If someone over the summer predicted the Atlanta Hawks would be a legitimate contender for the NBA title in 2015, most Atlanta fans probably wouldn’t have gotten their hopes up for fear of disappointment. But after watching the Hawks outclass many of the NBA’s top teams over the past two months, it is getting […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at Nelson Mandela's funeral.

    U.S. Havana Good Time in Cuba

    By: Chenee Tracey A phone call between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro about normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba ended with a quip about the lengthiness of the call. “You [President Obama] have still the chance to break Fidel’s record. He once spoke for seven hours straight,” said Castro. As the two leaders joked about […]

  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day: How Gift-Giving Strengthens Economies

    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day: How Gift-Giving Strengthens Economies

    By Garrett Masters  Christmas is a special time for buyers and sellers. As businesses reap their Christmas profits, they should recognize Offers of incredible savings and year-end deals are normally limited to holidays, special events, or closeouts, but these tactics could be utilized more often during other times of the year. In addition to special offers, the use of rewards […]

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