Medha Chandorkar
Medha Chandorkar

As a junior at Georgetown University in Washington DC, I'm studying Government, Women's and Gender Studies, and Justice and Peace Studies. I'm interested in social justice issues, particularly women's rights in the developing world, and politics. Outside of school, I love dancing and reading, and I'm a huge TV / movie buff. In the future, I hope to become a lawyer but right now, I'm just focused on the moment.

Dec. 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Dies and the World Loses One of the Greatest Leaders

Mandela was a true hero of our generation.

Nov. 11, 2013

George Clooney On Typhoon Haiyan: Ignoring Climate Change is "Ridiculous"

Meanwhile, thousands have been killed in the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines.
Nov. 4, 2013

'Double Down: Game Change 2012' Confirms Mitt Romney Thinks Fat People Are Hilarious

What else did we expect from a known gay-bashing bully?
Nov. 4, 2013

The Horrifying Way Doctors Were Used In the War On Terror

The CIA can apparently violate basic medical ethics without a second thought.
Nov. 4, 2013

Tim Cook Has a Powerful Message On LGBT Rights That Every CEO Needs to Hear

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act advocates for social justice for LGBT individuals, but it also makes good business sense.
Oct. 21, 2013

This is What China's Suffocating Pollution Storm Looks Like

This smog is so bad, it shut down a city larger than New York.

Oct. 7, 2013

Afghanistan War Anniversary: Why We Can't Stop Fighting the War You've Forgotten

It's the war that nobody is talking about, but it's one that we just might be able to win.
Sept. 30, 2013

Ted Cruz Gets Called Out For His Fauxbuster On 'Meet the Press'

Defying all logic and reason, Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Meet the Press to claim that Democrats are absolutists and that the American people support him. Reality indicates the exact opposite.
Sept. 23, 2013

UN General Assembly Opening: Can Obama Make Israel and Palestine Negotiate?

After recent attacks on Israeli soldiers by Palestinians and continued Israeli development on Palestinian lands, both nations seem poised to forgo peace talks. Obama is trying to keep them at it.
Aug. 20, 2013

9 Mind-Blowing Facts About Voyager 1

It's been traveling in space for decades, and it may very well have just left the solar system entirely.
Aug. 7, 2013

Wait Until You Read How Republicans Just Wasted Everyone's Good Time

Republican House members are voting to shut down ACORN, a community organizing group that doesn't even exist anymore. And what's worse is that this isn't the first time.

Aug. 5, 2013

Dr. Sam Parnia Believes He Can Bring People Back From the Dead

Be prepared to completely redefine death. Dr. Sam Parnia resuscitates twice as many patients as the U.S./UK average and claims that in the near future, we can bring back those dead for a day.
July 31, 2013

Pa. Governor Tom Corbett Swears the Bribes He Took Were Legal

Initially promising to restore Pennsylvania's accountability, Corbett has accepted upwards of $11,000 in gifts from lobbyists in the past two years. He doesn't deserve his position.
July 27, 2013

Why Kate Middleton's Post-Birth Dress Was a Feminist Choice

How can a blue, polka-dotted dress possibly contribute to women's empowerment?
July 19, 2013

Poisoned School Lunch Kills 22 Children — But the Program Must Go On

India needs to face its corruption problem head-on, but until that day comes, the children must be fed.
July 18, 2013

How Massachusetts Turned the Tables On Domestic Abusers

It's ground-breaking and yet it's so simple. What took so long?

July 11, 2013

Why Can't Spider-Man Be Gay?

If we can re-cast traditional characters as racial minorities, why not gay minorities as well?
July 5, 2013

Timothy Dolan Abuse: NYC Cardinal is Still Trying to Sweep Abuse Under the Rug

For an institution that prides itself on morality and religion, the Catholic Church seems to have an awful lot of pedophilia going around.
July 2, 2013

2 Pakistani Sisters Killed For Dancing in the Rain

They were also killed for being women in a country that insists on stripping them of their rights for the sake of tradition.
June 27, 2013

Obama Trip to Africa: Focus Will Be On Democracy, Trade, and ... Gay Rights?

Espousing democratic values and free trade are expected when the U.S. president travels abroad, but Obama threw a fastball when he also stood up for LGBT rights.