Opinion: The US is stuck in a sand trap

Recent conflicts in Syria have de­stabilized the Middle East more than any other event since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The sectarian violence has left Syria struggling to fight ISIS and other ter...

Opinion: The crisis in autism research

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism charity, wants to create a “spec­trum of solutions” for autism. Simi­larly, MIT’s new $20 million Tan-Yang Center for Autism Research aims to “potentially pr...

Opinion: HIV is not a crime

If you’re HIV-positive and don’t tell your sexual partners, is that a problem? Probably. But is it worse than rape or murder? Of course not, especially since condoms and antiretroviral drugs can prev...

Opinion: Women are funny, get over it

Much of the public is well aware of big name male comedians, such as George Carlin, Louis C.K., Dave Chap­pelle, Jim Gaffigan, and many others. We are also well aware of female co­medians such as Tin...

Opinion: The high road is the best road

It seems that more and more po­litical subgroups and social justice movements are beginning to take on more aggressive tactics to protest against their opposition. In many cases, especially after the...

Opinion: The quest for confidence

My name is Sean Gill-MacDonald, and as your Opinion Editor, I feel a weighted responsibility for making my opinion pieces pointed and assertive. And I don’t know what the heck I’m doing most of the t...