Words of wisdom for the politically inclined

April 14, 2005 • 0
To keep up with the ever-changing world of medicine — a world in which constant medical discoveries force doctors to rethink the ways in which they treat patients, to reconsider how the mind and body work, to contemplate ethical questions — many states require doctors to continue their medical education before being re-licensed. In order »

My life as ‘Alias’: working for the other side

March 3, 2005 • 0
It is a situation we all find ourselves in at some point in our lives: when fiction becomes reality or, rather, where our lives begin to mimic fiction. Perhaps we find ourselves embroiled in a complicated love triangle reminiscent of that soap opera we hate to admit we watch. Or maybe a gathering among friends »

No language barriers, but what do we gain?

February 17, 2005 • 2
In a city that initially felt unfamiliar, the mermaid called to me like a beacon of light. While conducting research in Madrid last summer, I had promised myself that I wouldn’t set foot in the major symbol of American capitalism, but there she was. And without giving it another thought, I entered one of the »

On civics, it’s time to make sure kids get it

February 3, 2005 • 0
To prepare my fellow pre-law classmates for the Feb. 12 LSAT, I have taken the liberty of creating a practice logical reasoning question. (For those who don’t need to know what I’m talking about, count your blessings or simply try it for fun. You may realize that the legal profession is for you.) Practice question: »

In D.C., pomp meets adverse circumstance

January 20, 2005 • 0
Dec. 5, 2004, 5:30 p.m.: Darkness has fallen, and the train slowly rolls into Union Station. It is the first time I have ever been to Washington, D.C., and it’s long overdue. (Yes, I know. It is hard to believe that for all my political interest and participation, I had never been to our capital »

Getting Brits-eye view on politics is beneficial

November 18, 2004 • 0
Dear Jane of Ohio, I hope that when you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, you will vote for John Kerry to be your next president of the United States. From my outside perspective, I firmly believe that Kerry will make a better international leader who will not only work hard to protect »

Still reason left to hope, and more reason to act

November 4, 2004 • 0
t appears that the world only has room for one miracle this year, and since the Boston Red Sox had already captured it, did we really think John F. Kerry would actually be elected president? Yes, many of us did, but now, America will have to endure four more painstaking years of a Bush presidency »

Disenfranchisement is only an island away

October 21, 2004 • 0
With the stress of midterms and the depressing New Haven cold and rain, I long to return to a special little island in the Caribbean. On this island, the sun blazes and reflects off the bright blue water, and you can almost swear that you see the next closest land mass in the distance. It »

Bush-style democratic voting is everything but fair

October 7, 2004 • 0
As the election looms, my fingers remain crossed that the Department of Homeland Security will raise the terror alert — and not for the obvious reasons. While the administration may fear that al Qaeda will attack our country in an attempt to sway the elections, the American electorate should be more fearful of how the »

Competitive economy takes long-term view

September 23, 2004 • 0
It’s the economy stupid.” At first, it was merely a simple phrase heard around the world but later, as some would argue, it became the bombshell mantra that led Bill Clinton to victory. During this election year, it may still be the economy that becomes the deciding factor between who wins or loses the keys »

Views abroad of Americans no longer reflect WWII legacy

September 9, 2004 • 0
Imagine what it must feel like to be greeted in a foreign country as a liberator. It must be one of the most gratifying feelings in the world to know that your sacrifice and effort has safeguarded the security, freedom, and future prosperity of a nation. From my own personal experience, I can assure you »

‘Operation’ to save presidency fails at launch

April 15, 2004 • 0
This week President Bush gave the go ahead to “Operation Save My Presidency.” The “operation” comes after a series of attacks by media pundits who questioned his relatively low profile during last week’s strikes against Condeleezza Rice and the debacle over his Aug. 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). With the violence in Iraq escalating »