Second patient free of HIV in London A global health milestone was replicated in London on Tuesday, March 5, as an adult man was functionally cured of HIV in an experimental research trial. This outcome is a result of a series of bone marrow transplants from an HIV-resistant donor, as well as rigorous stem cell […]

oe Biden will most likely use his connection to Obama to aid his anticipated 2020 campaign. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Democratic Party splitting ideologies for 2020 election

Progressives, centrists and those inbetween are vying for the top spot in the Democratic Party in 2020. The presidential election of 2016 was a disastrous moment for the Democratic Party, which is honestly the most objective thing I’ve ever written. It likely felt to older Democrats like the mishaps of George McGovern’s 1972 run at […]

“Leaving Neverland” brings a new light to old questions

The incendiary documentary examines Michael Jackson with a critical lens. HBO and UK Channel 4 recently released “Leaving Neverland,” a documentary detailing the stories of two men who claim that pop star Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. Both Wade Robson and James Safechuck met Jackson while working with the singer on different projects, […]

India Launches Preemptive Strikes into Pakistan India’s military began launching cross-border strikes into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, Feb. 26. This comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised a strong response after 40 were killed in a suicide bombing on Feb. 14 by terrorists of the group Jaish-e Mohammed. Modi claimed that the strikes destroyed […]

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Success of “Spider-Verse” marks 2018 as the Spider-Year

In a major upset, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” swept the Oscars and box office. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was likely 2018’s biggest surprise success, and its Oscar win was the cherry on top for the best year the webslinger has had in a while. Despite the fact that DC has consistently put out great animated […]

Benzema and Ronaldo square off after Benzema’s claim that Real is better without his former teammate. graphic by Conner Maggio

Benzema says good riddance to Ronaldo

European soccer expert Chris Lierly details Karim Benzema’s bold statement that his club is better off without Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview this week, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema claimed that the departure of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus last summer will allow him to “play [his] real football.” Benzema would also say that […]

White House officials may have attempted to share nuclear weapon technology with Saudi Arabia On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings announced that he was opening an investigation into the reports that senior White House officials pushed for a policy of sharing U.S. nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia. Those officials advocated […]

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Amazon tax loophole preventable with future reform

Amazon paying zero taxes last fiscal year is a result of Reagan-era economic philosophy. Amazon’s tax bill for income this year will have them forking over the hefty sum of zero dollars. That’s right, one of the world’s three most valuable companies will give back zero percent of its $11 billion profit via federal corporate […]

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Champions League finishes knockout stage

European soccer experts Andrew Noland and Chris Lierly analyze the results of the most competitive soccer league on the planet. Tue 2/12: A.S. Roma 2-1 FC Porto This game proved topsy-turvy in the Italian capital, with both managers electing to take the counter strategy. The soccer looked confused tactically, which allowed Roma, despite having considerably […]

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No obvious solutions to Virginia political scandals

The consequences for Virginian politicians should equal the impact of their transgressions. By now, the events that have roiled the entire government of Virginia in a scandal, complete with everything from sexual assault to racism, has become national news. On Feb. 1, members of the media pointed out that Governor Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook […]