Pabvitraa Ramcharan

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Trump must learn that courts serve the people, not the president

President Donald Trump may desire to make new rules and enforce them, but American judges are the ones who determine the rules’ legitimacy. As part of his ongoing war with undocumented immigrants and the caravan “invasion” Trump issued a hefty proclamation on Nov. 9 denying asylum for migrants who enter the United States illegally, mainly…

Midterm election results spark hope for ‘blue cure’ to Trumpitis
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Midterm election results spark hope for ‘blue cure’ to Trumpitis

On Nov. 6, U.S. voters elected politicians for federal, state and local offices. The 2018 midterm election results may abolish the us-versus-them mentality driven from the nasty plague coined as “Trumpitis.” Democrats needed 23 seats to secure their House of Representatives majority, and they received more than that. These winners included the youngest woman elected…

China’s ‘re-education camps’ are dehumanizing Muslim minorities
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China’s ‘re-education camps’ are dehumanizing Muslim minorities

In a move taken straight from a book Mao Zedong could have written, titled How to Oppress Your People and Lie About It, Chinese officials in the Xinjiang province finally admitted to imprisoning people susceptible to religious extremism in so-called “education and training centers.” After months of incessantly denying allegations from the international community, China…

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New Yorkers deserve better than the train wreck that is the MTA

Metropolitan Transportation Authority commuters never thought they would need to learn how to swim before embarking on their journeys. Yet, it became a reality on Sept. 18, when 34th Street-Penn Station became as flooded as the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence hit, with rain pouring erratically through the ceiling. This probably is not part of the…

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The U.S. Supreme Court deserves much ‘Bretter’ than Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the former White House staff secretary and current circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has defeated all odds and solidified his nomination for associate justice of the United States, under President Donald Trump’s administration. If confirmed, he would replace retired Associate Justice Anthony  Kennedy,…