United States

And Then There Was Trump

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
From July 18-21, the Republican National Convention will take place in three of the most politically important states: the state of Ohio, the state of fear, and the state of denial.  As no Republican candidate has ever gone to the White House without the Buckeye State, the GOP had hoped that a unifying convention in Read More

How to Best Acquire an Apple: The Problem with Facts and Logic

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
A presumption that has become commonplace is that, those who dissent do so because they are poorly educated, and that if presented with facts and logic, they would see the error in their ways and step out of plato’s cave into the light of truth. This mentality invites conflict in instances where two or more Read More

Politics and Aesthetics

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
I can clearly recall an early morning lecture, political in content, my eyes drooping lazily and my mind wondering which coffee roast would suit my needs best. The stasis that had laved around me broke suddenly when the instructor called our attention to a participation question – “Get it together!” said my brain. The nature Read More

Rehabilitation: A Commentary on Rape Culture

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
On January 18, 2015, two passerbys caught Brock Turner on top of a woman behind a dumpster near the Stanford University campus. In March of this year, Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Two months later, the defendant was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. Six months. Read More

A New Start in U.S. – Iran Relations?

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
The following article was written after Dr. Mathews and Mr. Nephew visited Columbus, Ohio to speak at the Columbus Council on World Affairs and The Ohio State University.  Columbus, Ohio – In 2009, former U.S. diplomat Lloyd Rollins from Columbus expressed concern to the The Columbus Dispatch that “the U.S. and Iran are still without diplomatic Read More

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks can save residents several thousand dollars Read More

Attorneys and a Remedy for a Deteriorating Immigration System

1 year ago Alger Mag Editor 0
While media headlines have been dominated by questions as to the appropriate response to ISIL abroad, and the appropriate response to racial inequalities at home, there remains an overlooked immigration crisis that grows more desperate with the passing of each fiscal year. The method the United States uses to handle unaccompanied children (UACs) continues to Read More

Black Women Are Not Your Stepping Stone to Liberation

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
One year after Laquan McDonald’s murder, the dashcam video of the encounter between him and Chicago police officers was released by the Chicago Police Department. In the video, Officer Van Dyke is seen shooting McDonald sixteen times after McDonald walks away from the officers. The video’s release on November 24th was met with citywide protests Read More

Inclusive Housing: Aligning Policy With Practice

2 years ago Alger Mag Editor 0
  In the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges and the Supreme Court’s remarkable recognition of marriage equality earlier this year, another critical civil rights ruling passed largely unnoticed by the general public: that of Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities, a landmark case on racial housing discrimination. In contrast to Hodges, this case was Read More