The Epitaph

The toxic reality of hyperpartisanship

The toxic reality of hyperpartisanship

By Dan Penalosa

May 26, 2020

President Trump is a known climate change denier, xenophobe and misogynist. And yet, the Republican Party still backs him. In fact, he isn’t anywhere near losing his party’s support; according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup, his approval ratings are almost at an all-time high among Republicans at ninety-two percent. In the midd...

Inaction: the downfall of the United States

Government officials downplayed the severity of the pandemic luring Americans into a false sense of security.

By Ritaja Subrahmanya

April 18, 2020

A friend of mine visited India in February, despite the looming threat of the coronavirus. When he returned, he mentioned something shocking: airport security in India was stricter in screening than the security in the U.S. In fact, he was subject to no additional screening when he returned to the U.S.  ...

China trade war impacts

By Nika Bondar

December 13, 2019

T he infamous tariff tug-of-war between the U.S. and China debilitated global economy growth, with IHS Markit Global Link Model projecting the years of  2019 and 2020 as being only two percent away from a world recession threshold. This childish battle thoughtfully initiated by our current presi...