The Observer

The Catalan Crisis Was Born in Madrid

The Catalan Crisis Was Born in Madrid

October 30, 2019

The problem is that Spain cannot afford to hold a referendum in Catalonia because it is not politically and socially ready to reform its Constitution.

Democrats Will Eat Crow With Goose Chase Impeachment Inquiry

Democrats Will Eat Crow With Goose Chase Impeachment Inquiry

October 16, 2019

With the current set of evidence, the only way Democrats have conjured up the idea of Trump withholding Ukranian aid is based on their view of the president who they clearly are not fond of. Impeachment is too serious of a process for it to be based solely on hearsay and poorly understood transcripts.

A Progressive Case Against Medicare for All

A Progressive Case Against Medicare for All

October 16, 2019

Beyond the difficulties of implementing Medicare for All in the U.S., it is important to consider the ability of Democrats to win back the White House in 2020 if they want to implement any progressive changes to the health care system at all.

A Conservative Case Against Medicare for All

A Conservative Case Against Medicare for All

October 16, 2019

If we cut funding to our valuable research industry, ripple effects will be felt across the world.

‘Summer Slumps’ Plague Buttigieg and Harris

‘Summer Slumps’ Plague Buttigieg and Harris

October 2, 2019

Both Harris and Buttigieg started remarkably strong out of the gate during the winter and spring of 2019. Yet as the temperatures outside started to heat up, their campaign momentum started to cool down.

Office of Government Relations Encourage Student Voting

Office of Government Relations Encourage Student Voting

September 18, 2019

the Office of Government Relations (OGR) sent an email to the entire Fordham community encouraging them to vote in upcoming elections and providing detailed instructions about how to register.

We Are Able to Return to Unity Without Terror

We Are Able to Return to Unity Without Terror

September 15, 2019

On the worst day of their lives, millions of New Yorkers and Americans succeeded in something that we now can't imagine on our best days.

No Easy Answers in Venezuela’s Humanitarian Nightmare

No Easy Answers in Venezuela’s Humanitarian Nightmare

July 18, 2019

If Venezuela wants a chance at economic recovery, it will still have many difficult steps even after the incredibly hard task of restoring basic necessities.

Much Ado About Something: An Offender’s Guide for Sustainable Egoism

Much Ado About Something: An Offender’s Guide for Sustainable Egoism

April 30, 2019

Environmentalism is often associated with tree-hugging frivolities and an ignorance of a business’s “bottom lines.”  However, without further regulation and a motivation to perform the tasks outlined above, we will undoubtedly face the consequences of environmental degradation.

Robby Mook and the Future of American Politics

Robby Mook and the Future of American Politics

April 30, 2019

Democrats are less than a year out from the heart of the 2020 primary election, and many left-leaning voters are somewhat confused about how we will get there. With an intimidating number of candidates in the field, and new ones seemingly announcing every day, the state of the primary already feels intimidating and exhausting.

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

North Pole Marathon Frozen by Political Conflict

April 30, 2019

Last month, Jonathan Pang, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’19, traveled to the arctic to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Unfortunately, due to political conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the race was cancelled. Pang is excited to return to the race next year.

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

Staff Editorial: Let Student Voices Count

April 9, 2019

Student democracy is suffering at Fordham Lincoln Center. In order to revitalize it, the student body and its government must each understand and respect one another’s role in student life. There needs to be a transparent, reciprocal relationship based on trust.