William Janover
William Janover

Will is a junior at Brown University studying Latin American history. He grew up in New York City, but that doesn't stop him from rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He is studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the fall semester.

July 19, 2013

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks May Be Back, But Don't Hold Your Breath

There are still plenty of hurdles in the way of any major deal, but Secretary of State John Kerry's hard work might pay off soon. It's Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas's turn to act.

July 16, 2013

Asiana Airlines is Suing Oakland’s Racist TV Station

Asiana Airlines is hitting back in the aftermath of KTVU's erroneous broadcast, but why is the NTSB not meeting the same treatment?
July 12, 2013

Republicans Love the Rule Of Law — Unless the Law is Obamacare

With every passing attempt to gut, defund, or outright repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican attempts to uphold the rule of law seem more and more disingenuous.
July 9, 2013

In Defense Of Adults Wearing Flip Flops

Will no one stand up and defend this pillar of summer indulgence?
July 4, 2013

Flag Beer Cans Are Not the Mark Of True Patriotism

Consumer culture has made it far too easy to feel patriotic, but, ironically, that has made true acts of patriotism all the more powerful.
July 2, 2013

Climate Change: Newest EPA Rules Are An Attack On the Coal Industry, and That's a Good Thing

The new EPA rules putting large-scale new restrictions on the coal industry might be politically toxic for the White House, but they're worth the costs.

June 28, 2013

Smoking Only Has One Benefit — and Even That May Not Be Real

According to a recent Gallup Healthways poll, smoking cigarettes is actually a pretty good indicator of emotional health (or lack thereof).
June 25, 2013

Edward Snowden Isn’t Doing Himself — Or Other Whistleblowers — Any Favors by Traveling to Russia

The longer Snowden refuses to defend his decision to reveal the PRISM program, the harder it will be for him to look like a hero.
June 18, 2013

Lil' Wayne Hates America? Don't Think So

Does Weezy's stepping on the Stars and Stripes merit the response it has gotten?
June 14, 2013

Stanley Cup Finals 2013: A Battle Between Boston and Chicago, and Not Just On the Ice

This year's hockey finals are a battle between the Windy City and the Barely A Real City (at least, if we believe that Onion article from a couple months ago). How do the two compare off the ice?
June 11, 2013

Iran Presidential Election 2013: Is There An Opening For a Moderate Candidate?

No matter the outcome, do not expect a radical shift in policy over the country's nuclear program.

June 7, 2013

Eric Holder: Is the Attorney General Spying On Congress? Either He Doesn't Know, Or He's Not Telling

The attorney general was evasive when Senator Mark Kirk asked him the question. Holder had good reasons to be vague, but his answers won't satisfy many.
June 4, 2013

Taksim Square Protests: After Blackout, the Turkish Revolution May Not Be Tweeted

With the mainstream Turkish media ignoring Occupy Gezi, a ban on Twitter could mean an even murkier view of what is really going on in Istanbul.
May 31, 2013

English Premier League: Should Take a Cue From NBA and Issue Flopping Fines

The NBA's and the MLS's penalties for cheating aren't perfect, but they're a step in the right direction and a model that European soccer should follow.
April 29, 2013

Timothy Hallet Tracy: Venezuelan President Orders American Filmmaker Arrested

On Wednesday, Venezuela arrested an American filmmaker on espionage charges. Is there anything to them, or is the government just trying to hold onto power in the wake of a close election?