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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut Andrew Yang has generated a lot of buzz when it comes to his controversial policy known as “The Freedom Dividend.” Yang is a democratic candidate running for the 2020 election, and he proposes to give every adult a $1,000 check every month. The recipients of the check will be able to spend their money as they see fit. $1,000 is a lot of money to be given to 236 million adults...

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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut In light of the recent stampede of Democratic presidential candidates dropping out of the race, one would hope that the field has finally been whittled down to the crème de la crème. However, to think that would mean you were terribly mistaken and utterly out of the loop. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was the latest of a slew of dropouts that began with former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, but...

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There were a few people — friends, professors, Yolanda the Supreme Mabee Guard — who asked me if I was going to march on MLK Jr. Day. I would tell them no, that I had homework and so forth, that I was going to do some writing instead, that I think I may visit my family but who knows? But I don’t have the time — sorry. These stammerings worked well until certain friends pressed...

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The past year was interesting to say the least. Protests, legislative failures and successes, elections, scandals, increased corruption of the objectivity of the news media and political institutions, and an increase in constitutional illiteracy. 2017 was a year of successes and failures for both political parties in the United States. In terms of legislation, the majority Republican party succeeded, after it finally got out of its own way. 2017 began with the swearing in of...