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Could the coronavirus pandemic offer an opportunity to improve the American welfare system?

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Matthew Wu, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Matthew Wu is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He is currently conducting research on America's social welfare system. Last week, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill intended to blunt the economic effects of COVID-19. The bill was needed not just because...

Stay in on the action and scratch your gambling itch without professional sports

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Ezra Weber, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

So you’re a week and a half into quarantine and your bookie has stopped responding to your desperate texts? For the last time, he will not give you a line on the two kids playing roller hockey outside your front window, and shouldn’t they be practicing social distancing anyways? Don’t you miss...

Trump overshoots on North Korea again

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Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

The following is an opinion piece and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo. For the better half of the last century, the U.S. and North Korea have been locked in what is effectively a diplomatic stalemate. Hostility has highlighted relations between the two nations since the end of t...

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright warns against fascism

Michael Chen | General Associate

Michael Chen, Associate News Editor

February 21, 2019

In an interview moderated by Tulane University’s acclaimed professor of history Walter Isaacson, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared her thoughts on fascism, nationalism and populism in today’s global politics. The talk, as a part of the Tulane-Aspen Institute Values in America Speaker S...

Possible U.S. intervention in Venezuela prompts remembrance of past crimes in Latin America

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Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 6, 2019

This past Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. Though his primary audience was the American people, countries from around the world also served as spectators, with their media providing coverage as well. Among them, Venezuela, watching closely. Venezuelan...

Intersectional Confessional: My date with a Trump supporter

Intersectional Confessional: My date with a Trump supporter

Lauren Flowers, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018

In hindsight, using Tinder the first week of freshman year to “make friends” was a bad idea. But all my (white) friends were doing it, and I felt a slight yearning for the right swipe of approval that has become a cultural mainstay as dating apps surge in popularity. Most of my matches were black. I was used ...

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...

The Trump White House is tainted by criminality and chaos

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

March 18, 2018

Donald Trump's White House has become a revolving door for staffers and members of the administration. Seemingly every day a new person resigns or is fired for no apparent reason. Continuing on this new presidential tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just been fired. The stories are confli...

From The Basement: The struggle between sports fame and first amendment rights

From The Basement: The struggle between sports fame and first amendment rights

Shea Dobson, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

From the Basement is a weekly column in which the Hullabaloo Sports team discusses its opinion on contemporary sports issues. LeBron James is nothing less than a superstar. He has unquestionably been the face of basketball for more than a decade. At this point, he may even be the face of professional ...

Voters must pressure Congress, Trump to reinforce ACA

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Political tensions within Congress have come to a head recently as a result of the fight over the Affordable Care Act. On Oct. 6, Trump announced the end of the Obamacare birth control mandate, which required employers to provide FDA-approved contraception at no cost. Companies will now be permitte...

U.S. must aid Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

U.S. must aid Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

Madeline Ninno, Associate Views Editor

October 18, 2017

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria struck the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, decimating much of the island's infrastructure and killing 48 people. Maria was one in a string of hurricanes to affect Americans recently, including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While all of these storms have caused serious damage, the...

Police must seek engagement, not intimidation with citizens

Police must seek engagement, not intimidation with citizens

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

Following a string of violent protests across the country, the Trump administration is looking to expand the military-grade resources available to police. The events leading up to this potential expansion not only illustrate the growing divide between Americans on opposite ends of the political spectrum,...