The Observer

Hungary’s Democratic Decline Showcases Worrying Trends

Hungary’s Democratic Decline Showcases Worrying Trends

January 22, 2020

Illiberalism is an increasingly prevalent political philosophy in much of the world today. Even the use of the term “illiberal democracy” is problematic, because democratic institutions begin to degrade if they become illiberal.

New York’s War on Cars Paves On

New York’s War on Cars Paves On

January 22, 2020

It’s hard enough as it is to have a car in this city, you might think. But now, a cabal of anti-vehicular bureaucrats in the city wants to do the unthinkable: eliminate free parking altogether, exclusively reserving those rare street spots for holders of a residential parking permit.

Ricky Gervais is Wrong to Wish for the Silence of Celebrities

Ricky Gervais is Wrong to Wish for the Silence of Celebrities

January 22, 2020

Shutting celebrities out only counters progressive goals.

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

The Students Are for Climate Action in 2020

December 27, 2019

“I’m terrified. The [climate] situation was urgent fifteen years ago when I was a kid. Now I’m terrified that I won’t be able to even recognize the world in a few decades.”

In Defense of TikTok

In Defense of TikTok

December 23, 2019

TikTok might pose some data dangers, but it forms a community of people who inspire laughter and love. 

Yes, I Am Talking About You

Yes, I Am Talking About You

December 20, 2019

You know who you are. At the mention of American culture and New York City phenomena, you feel the need to pause, and direct yourself to me with the question, “Do you understand?” You should know there is something you don’t understand. I dare you to unravel the words on my screen.

12 Days of Fordham Christmas on a Budget

12 Days of Fordham Christmas on a Budget

December 17, 2019

I vowed I would embark on a quest to spread as much joy for as little money as possible this holiday season, and without ever setting foot outside the confines of the Fordham Lincoln Center campus.

Staff Editorial: What It Means To Confront Hate

Staff Editorial: What It Means To Confront Hate

December 4, 2019

When exposed to the light, bigotry stumbles for explanations. 

‘No Cops in the Subway’ Is Not A Solution

‘No Cops in the Subway’ Is Not A Solution

December 4, 2019

This is why the movement is dangerous. It’s shortsighted and destructive, focused only on eliminating the short-term issue of policing without addressing the underlying systems of poverty, corruption and underfunding.

Stop Limiting Women, Start Protecting Them

Stop Limiting Women, Start Protecting Them

December 4, 2019

I’m tired of being told what I can’t do, what I can’t say, where I can’t go and when I can’t be out just because regulating women’s behavior is easier than calling for the societal change necessary to make violence against women stop

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet?

Is Trump Putin’s Puppet?

December 4, 2019

From disclosing classified intelligence to Russian officials (this was legal) to belittling his own intelligence and security agencies, Trump has favored Russia over his own country.

The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

The Machines Have Already Risen: Our Collective Course Registration Nightmare

December 4, 2019

Thankfully, the sentient lines of code weren’t widespread enough to initiate a Skynet-like extermination of humanity, so they turned to the next best thing: assuming total control of our lives through assuming total control of our class schedules.