The Observer

Spanish Minister of Home Affairs

The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

Up-close shot of Bernie Sanders smiling in glasses and a white collar shirt

FCLC Students Respond to Bernie’s Lasting Political Impact

May 13, 2020

Despite the future appearing bleak, I do not believe that we should give up.

NY Budget Graphic

New York’s Budget: It Ain’t Much, But It’s an Improvement

April 28, 2020

Although strategically sprinkled with all too common sleights of hand from New York politicians, next year’s budget poses a win for New York’s middle class residents and reinforces safety throughout the city and state.

Will the global coronavirus pandemic pull countries together or tear the world apart?

How Coronavirus Builds the Case for Internationalism

April 14, 2020

Let us hope that the end of this virus brings not only the reestablishment of social connections, but the creation of stronger global connections so that “once in a lifetime” crises can stay once in a lifetime.

As the consequences of his failures threaten the city, de Blasio has found that spreading the blame is preferable to stopping the corona virus from doing the same.

Mayor de Blasio’s Botched Pandemic Response

April 1, 2020

Nothing can fix previous mistakes made by de Blasio and his response team, but what can change is the message he conveys to New Yorkers.

While it's been trendy for celebrities to offer their political opinions, we're not required to listen.

Don’t Listen to Celebrity Opinions About Politics

March 10, 2020

Even if a celebrity really values their political opinions and wants to share it with the world, it’s good to keep in mind that at the end of the day celebrities only care about you as much as you care about the cash in your pocket.

Former Vice President Joseph Biden looks to his right and points both fingers to the crowd

SAPIENZA: Biden’s Super Tuesday Victories Prove Detrimental for Trump

March 5, 2020

In an ideal world, President Trump would love to take on Sen. Bernie Sanders and his radical agenda on Election Day, but former Vice President Joe Biden had other plans in mind on Super Tuesday.

Although Brexit has been all-consuming in British politics and life, many Fordham students studying in London are unaware of how it affects them

Years of Negotiations Later: Brexit’s Impact on Fordham

February 5, 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on Jan. 31, possibly impacting the 336 students studying at the Fordham London Centre (FLC) campus. The Fordham London program has almost tripled in attendance over the past three and half years — making it the largest Fordham study abroad program.

The protests and civil unrest in Spain — like the Catalan crisis that sparked them — won’t end any time soon without strong leadership.

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.

Donald Trump is the subject of an impeachment inquiry put forth by his most vehement detractors, and questionable evidence.

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.