Vanderbilt Political Review

Why Nukes Are Here to Stay

Alexander Slawson

March 7, 2015

Nuclear weapons are scary, and the recent negotiations with Iran, as well as Netanyahu’s apocalyptic speech, have thrust nukes back into our minds. The thought of entire cities, states, even countries being obliterated in an in...

Government Surveillance: When There’s a Way, There’s a Will

Alexander Slawson

October 18, 2014

In class last week, we debated the US government's policy of spying on the digital and telephonic communications of its citizens.  To a few, myself included, the fact that the NSA collects the phone records of millions of citizens daily and is spying on the internet communications of millions more, all without warrants, is a...

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