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Reha Kakkar

Reha Kakkar
Op-ed

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was Really, Really Bad at her Job

“I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very best job … to be transparent and honest throughout that process and do everything I could to make America a little better that day than it was the day before,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during an interview last December. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Last Thursday she announced that she would be leaving her White House post

Op-ed

US Army’s Tweet Reveals the Horrifying Reality of Military Service

This Memorial Day weekend the US Army issued a tweet asking followers, “How has serving impacted you?.” What followed was thousands of replies from service members and their friends and family, many detailing stories of PTSD, suicide, substance abuse, disabilities and sexual assault. My children's father used his military leave to periodically return to town to try to kill me and cause other havoc. He was never held accountable. One time he took our son

Politics

Hello, Madam President: Kirsten Gillibrand

Personal Background: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand is an attorney and politician serving as the junior senator from New York since 2009. She graduated magna cum laude at Dartmouth College in 1988 and received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1991. She was born in Albany to attorney parents and has an older brother and younger sister. Gillibrand’s maternal grandmother was a founder of the Albany Democratic Women’s Club. She spent her early career

International

International Volunteering and the “White Saviour Industrial Complex”

I have been recently struck, as most young people often are, with an insatiable desire to help the world. I soon thought to capitalize on my upcoming trip to India and set out to find an organization that would allow me to help out wherever I could. Turns out it’s really not that hard. There were a seemingly infinite number of organizations for that exact purpose. However, upon scrolling through the photo galleries of these

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