A Note from a Quaran-teen

A Note from a Quaran-teen

July 17th will mark my 17th birthday. It will also mark the 138th day since I have come within six feet of anyone outside of my immediate family. Here is how our world in crisis looks to someone in Generation Z. Continue Reading

How to Fix Social Media

How to Fix Social Media

Illegal and harmful content has invaded the internet, particularly social media platforms. The debate about what to do following the Russian interference in the 2016 US election has led to investigations by international regulatory bodies, states attorney generals, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Continue Reading

Pandemic Panics

Pandemic Panics

The global overreaction to the coronavirus outbreak has once again exposed a lack of preparedness to use the knowledge and tools already at our disposal. Until we provide the same funding and respect to public health and science agencies that we extend to the military, the costs of the war with pathogens will remain unnecessarily high. Continue Reading

Germany’s Crisis of the Right

Germany’s Crisis of the Right

The resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s designated successor, has plunged the party into crisis and raised fresh doubts about the survival of the country’s ruling coalition. The biggest beneficiaries of the current chaos may well be the Greens. Continue Reading