Traffic Jam

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has called for a federal government bailout for taxi drivers. During a Congressional hearing to with taxi drivers and reform advocates on September 27th, she opined that “regulators supervising bank and credit unions [engaged in] predatory lending and collection practices that has led many taxi drivers, some of [her] constituents, to suicide.”

Weakened Women’s March Still Packs a Political Punch

On January 19, 2019 the third Women’s March in New York City took place. It marked the two-year anniversary of Trump’s presidency which began on January 20, 2017. Though dubbed the Women’s March, the parade of protest was more of an overarching anti-Trump fest.
This year in New York City, there were two competing women’s marches, sort of, one was a march, the other a rally. The first, which was organized by the Women’s March Alliance and the only one with the proper police permit, will be the focus of this article. The other march was formed by the New York chapter (Women’s March NYC) of the Women’s March Organization, the group responsible for forming the original 2017 march in D.C. This year however, Women’s March NYC did not hold a march in Manhattan but rather a rally in front of the New York County Court in the Financial district.

Vape Life No More?

Vapers, it’s time to start stocking your pomegranate flavored pods, because New York might pass legislation banning most flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Cuomo and health officials are concerned with the rising rate of teen addiction to e-cigarettes, and have proposed heavy regulations to try and curb this worsening problem. E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, but is that label inherently misleading?  Are there legitimate and negative health effects on teens that warrant a ban? Or is the government unfairly cracking down on a low risk product just because it is technically a drug?

See You in Court, Mr. President

Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico and the island of Dominica in September 2017, is the deadliest hurricane that the Atlantic coast has seen in over ten years. Fatalities are estimated to be 3,000, but exact numbers are unknown because not enough attention and resources were put into helping the people of Puerto Rico. New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is suing Trump for having a bias against Puerto Rico and not providing them with the same treatment as he would for Florida or Texas. “We’re going to hold ‘King’ Trump to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution said equal protection under the law.” Cuomo said.

The Ax Visits: Political Strategist Comes to Fordham

On Monday April 9th, David Axelrod, a former advisor to Barack Obama, came to Fordham to speak at the invitation of the College Democrats. The event took place at the third-floor auditorium of Keating Hall, because the Campus Activities Board was using the main auditorium for a showing of The Greatest Showman. Excitement for the event was more than organizers expected because the auditorium was filled to capacity and some people who arrived close to the speech’s start time were turned away after the doors were closed.