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October 31, 2016
Republished 10/31/2016, originally written 2013.               The sideshow of New York City politics has this summer both amused and horrified, as former Congressman and...
August 30, 2016
Every time I see a picture of Tim Kaine, I get a dopamine rush. Not because I particularly like him or his policies, but because in my head, he’s associated with making...
August 30, 2016
The “Buy American” mentality is dangerous nonsense. Tariffs, intended to encourage domestic production, actually do more harm than good to an economy. To show why, let’s...
August 30, 2016
“We don’t have nondiscrimination laws against transgender people yet? It’s 2016!” “How can you be against premarital sex? It’s 2016!” “Seriously, some people are still into...
August 11, 2016
A new student organization was registered yesterday called “Yale Undergraduate Conservatives Against Trump.” The founder and president, Alexander Michaud ‘17, provided the...
August 2, 2016
Yesterday, Yale President Peter Salovey reminded students of the rotting horse at their feet by continuing to beat it. Salovey’s University-wide email announced the “the...
April 23, 2016
An anonymous source has informed the Yale Free Press that the Yale Corporation has indeed decided to abolish the title of “Master,” and will announce the change next week....
April 23, 2016
The expression “drinking the Kool-Aid” comes from the 1978 People’s Temple mass suicide, where Jim Jones, a cult leader, convinced some nine hundred cult members to commit a...
April 23, 2016
If anything were to define this year at Yale, it would be protest culture. Students have been shouting, stomping, obstructing, and signing for many reasons this semester,...
April 23, 2016
The discourse surrounding race on this campus is emotionally charged, to say the least. The issue itself concerns the treatment of students of color: in public and online...
April 23, 2016
The presumption of innocence is an excellent legal principle.  It raises the standard necessary to convict a person (or persons) of a given crime and prevents countless...
April 22, 2016
Six years ago, senior lecturer and diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill gave a lecture on Thomas Aquinas’ political philosophy. His lecture focused on natural law. Natural law...
April 22, 2016
Everybody loves to hate the bankers, especially after the crash of 2007.  Both sides of the aisle, Right and Left, constantly point out the recklessness of Wall Street...
April 22, 2016
In an article published in the YFP’s 2015 November issue entitled Tomorrowland, the anonymous author offers an apologetic for what could called “legacy philosophy.”  We...
April 22, 2016
Religious toleration and Thomas Hobbes seldom share the same sentence in discussions about religious acceptance in the context of Western thought—however, a joint...

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