Human Trafficking and the Age of the College Football Playoff

Human Trafficking and the Age of the College Football Playoff

January 17, 2015

Corporate sponsors and the tourism industry uniformly regarded the inaugural appearance of the  College Football Playoff this fall as a business opportunity, while fans of the sport simply applauded the changeover as a solution to the speculation and controversy that marred the landscape of college football under the BCS system.Read More

Ohio’s Munchies: Issue 3 and Marijuana Legalization

Ohio’s Munchies: Issue 3 and Marijuana Legalization

October 14, 2015

As many of you know (or, rather, knew, but it recently escaped from your short term memory,) Issue 3 – or, more specifically, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative – is set to appear just in time for Thanksgiving (I know what I’ll be thankful for) on the November 2015 ballot.Read More

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

Black History Month and Selma’s Oscar Snub

February 22, 2015

When Joseph Califano, President Lyndon B. Johnsons’s top domestic aide, wrote his impassioned op-ed slamming the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma, he was putting the cherry on what has been a strange year for the African American community. White cops killing black men is nothing new, but the reactionRead More

Picture: Jess Seldon/Department for International Development

Moral Marginalism: The Crisis of Foreign Aid

January 4, 2016

Picture: Jess Seldon/Department for International Development There is something about the question of foreign aid that seems to bring out the utilitarian in everyone. These days, “aid” – be it public or private – is almost always discussed in the context of measuring its effectiveness. How many lives in LiberiaRead More