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The expression “Drill, Baby, Drill!” was coined by Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Michael Steele in 2008. While the Republican Party latched onto the phrase and Steele went on to be elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee, such a perspective on fossil fuel drilling remains controversial at home. The sentiment has recently found relevance in [...]

Childcare at Homewood, at Last

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Johns Hopkins has broken ground on a new childcare center, the first of its kind on the Homewood campus. Set to open this August, the Homewood Early Learning Center will help to satisfy a decades-long demand for an on-campus childcare facility – but it is unlikely to meet the needs of most Homewood parents. By [...]

Bold Moves: Contextualizing Obama’s Acceleration of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Releases

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This February will mark Shaker Aamer’s thirteenth year at the United States’ detention camp at Guantanamo Bay without trial or charge. Despite being cleared for release in 2007, Aamer remains detained indefinitely, suffering what his lawyer describes as “unfathomable abuse.” Not surprisingly, the experiences of Aamer and many other Guantanamo inmates in similar situations have [...]

A Solution to the Cuban Conundrum?

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On December 17, 2014, more than twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Barack Obama reversed a foreign policy stance that dated back to the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, ending one of the final standoffs from the Cold War. Obama promised that America would work to re-establish relations with Cuba, a [...]

Je Suis Nigeria

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On January 3, 2015, Boko Haram militants stormed the Baga district of northeastern Nigeria and launched a four-day rampage – one of the deadliest massacres in Nigerian history. Despite mass destruction and 2,000 casualties, international condemnation of this atrocity did not come until much later. The sluggish pace at which the world became aware of [...]

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