There is little doubt that the reporting about the bad — and sometimes illegal — behavior of prominent men has led to important change in terms of how we think about and acknowledge sexual assault and violence. When the reporting on sexual assault in Hollywood and the media began to lead to real change, I was disturbed and a bit nervous but mostly grateful for the women and men who stood up to tell their story. A year and half later, it is necessary to reflect on the movement and assess how well we have done right by its victims.
None of us will forget the polar vortex that passed through Ann Arbor in January 2019. Almost everything was shut down and almost everyone spent time taking advantage of the curiosities this rare weather phenomenon offered. We joked about how long we would last outside, willingly threw water only to watch it instantly freeze in the air before drifting to the ground and counted how many seconds would pass before our shower hair froze when we stepped outside.
It’s now been just over a year since the day of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, in which 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed by a gunman. While these students can never be replaced, their fellow classmates took saw this moment as an inflection point in our nation's history, choosing to take action and try to ensure that no other student has to suffer such a tragic fate.
With Democratic primary hopefuls not so quietly taking trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, the field is wide open to challenge President Donald Trump in his re-election bid to “Keep America Great.” Let us turn to our nation’s past elections and leaders for insight into our upcoming historical presidential election.
The arrangement of powers between lawmakers and law enforcement can seem very simple in the abstract. Lawmakers make the laws, and law enforcement enforces those laws. In practice, this relationship can be a bit more complicated. Politics and personal convictions muddy up an otherwise clear delineation of authority.
The most common misconception regarding mental health is the pervasive idea that you can address it by simply exercising willpower. According to a Texas survey, about 40 percent of people believe that depression is a lack of willpower.