Wake Up, America

During World War 2, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered all Japanese Americans into internment camps in order to dissuade the fears of paranoid Americans that Japanese citizens would feel sympathetic towards the Japanese Empire and undermine U.S. war efforts. In 1944, the now infamous Korematsu v. U.S. decision was announced by the Supreme Court. It upheld the interment of Japanese citizens as security precaution, a sort of pseudo-variation of the “clear and present danger” test established in Schenck v. U.S. that helped to regulate free speech cases. The decision was appalling, and it is looked down upon as one of the most disgraceful acts committed by the U.S. Many have thought that the days of locking up people in crowded camps were down. They were wrong.

Taking Some Notes

I know what you’re thinking. “Why would you even suggest something like this. Do you honestly think Democrats should move to the right in this upcoming election cycle?”
Of course not. I’d like to think I’m a pretty liberal guy, our system should work for everyone. However, when it comes to organization and strategy, the Democrats have not exactly had the best strategy for dealing with Trump in the past few elections.

What Independence Day Means to Me

Every 4th of July it’s one of my family traditions to watch the T.V. musical “1776”. The musical details the meetings of the First Continental Congress as they grapple with the question of whether to declare independence from the English Empire. With a rich score and fantastic acting performances, it makes for a charming retelling of how our country came to give the middle finger to the biggest, and baddest empire of the era.

Jumpstart for a Day

On Saturday, April 13, Fordham University’s Jumpstart Program held their annual Jumpstart for a Day Celebration.

Jumpstart is a nationwide organization that provides early literacy and social-emotional resources to preschool students in low-income districts with the aim of ensuring that every child will enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Fordham Wins Tinder Contest

       As many of you may know, Fordham University just won TinderU’s #SwipeOff contest. This contest, in many ways inspired by the March Madness tournament, pits universities across the country against each other to see which one has the highest ratio of “swipe rights”. The winner of the competition gets a free concert, with the performer(s) this year being popular rapper Juice WRLD and British artist Charli XCX.

Is A Recession Coming?

Come this July the current economic expansion will be the longest recorded in modern American economic history. Our current expansionary period began in the aftermath of the 2007 – 2009 Great Recession and although it’s been slow growth economic growth wise in relation to  previous expansions, it has still delivered mild gains for the American Middle and Working classes; but with most gains going to the wealthiest Americans.

Apple Launches Range of New Products

With iPhone sales remaining stagnant over the past few years, Apple has been pushed to tap into other markets to increase profits.  On Monday March 25, 2019, Apple announced its plans to do exactly that with a video streaming service. They also intend on entering the world of media with its own news service, and change the world of gaming with Apple Arcade.