The Tulane Hullabaloo

Trump’s 2020 census proposals threaten to underrepresent LGBTQ+, minority groups

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

The U.S. census is administered every 10 years as a means of measuring the population of the country and the demographics of the people who live here. It has generally been apolitical, and politicians typically try to update it every few years to better represent the country as a whole and improve its...

Cambridge Analytica threatens privacy of millions of Facebook users

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

It may not come to a surprise to anyone, but now on the list of possible threats to Western democracy, along with Russia, North Korea and the possible future where Sarah Palin runs for office again, is Facebook. According to a March 17 report by the New York Times, Facebook allowed Cambridge Analyti...

States must protect children by repealing child marriage laws

States must protect children by repealing child marriage laws

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

In today's news cycle, the average lifespan of any discussion has become increasingly short, displacing the desire for meaningful discussions. People have lost any semblance of an attention span, and in this constant tornado of insane stories, issues that deserve much more of a reaction go completely...

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

March 21, 2018

The following columns are opinions and do not represent the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Taking down the Confederate monuments is a good first step in acknowledging the discriminatory history they represent, but we cannot forget this history. Placing these monuments on display in a museum is a way...

Tech companies should reject anti-Semitism on their platforms

Tech companies should reject anti-Semitism on their platforms

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Following a year filled with fake news, neo-Nazi rallies and waves of white nationalism, the powers that be are finally taking a stand by definitively stating that Nazis are bad. For those feeling excited that this president's administration, which somehow botched every chance to denounce anti-Semitism,...

U.S. should adopt automatic opt-in organ donation

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

There is no rule on what should be done with your body after you die. Some people choose to be buried, some choose to be cremated and some choose to donate their organs. Most of the world, including the U.S., takes part in what is referred to as an "opt-in" program, where people are presumed not...

Louisiana refocuses its efforts in its ‘War on Drugs’

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

In a televised address in 1989, President George H. W. Bush displayed a bag of cocaine and exposed the nation's opioid epidemic, marking the first strike in what would eventually be dubbed the "War on Drugs." Nearly 30 years later, in a time when more Americans die from an opioid overdose in one year than t...

Pruitt’s deregulation at the EPA threatens Gulf Coast ecosystems

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

In April 2010, the British Petroleum-affiliated drill site Deep Water Horizon experienced a cataclysmic oil spill, causing pollution on an unprecedented scale. The oil spill killed a large amount of marine life and harmed local fishing economies in incalculable ways, resulting in a record fine against BP of $20.8 billion to cover damages caused by the pollution. Looking back on thi...

Trump’s solar tariffs perpetuate denial of climate change

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

On Jan. 22, President Donald Trump imposed a new tariff targeting washing machines and, more frustratingly, solar energy. These new taxes, dubbed “safeguard tariffs,” are being framed as an important and necessary move to help American industries while acting as an equalizer to certain trade defici...

Department of Justice’s marijuana policy threatens drug decriminalization in New Orleans

Jonathan Krantz, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2018

Marijuana has come under attack in 2018, and there does not appear to be an end in sight for both recreational and medicinal users. On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back policies the Department of Justice put in place under the Obama Administration. In doing so, he initiated what will bec...

Betsy DeVos’s Title IX rollbacks threaten protection of sexual assault victims on college campuses

Betsy DeVos's Title IX rollbacks threaten protection of sexual assault victims on college campuses

Jonathan Krantz, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education officially rescinded its guidance for universities and protections directly related to Title IX on Sept. 22. The official statement did not indicate the reasons for this policy change, but the announcement came shortly after a statement by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, in which she discussed making changes to Title IX protections ...