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The Hall of Fame Needs Edgar

**Update: Since the publication of this article, Edgar Martinez missed being inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame by 20 votes.  For those sports writers who did not vote for him this year, please read the article below when considering whether to vote for him in his final year of eligibility next year. --- Perhaps…

Gun Regulation? No, 2018 Starts with a Shutdown

We predicted this two months ago.  At that time, PolisPandit wrote an article about one month after the Las Vegas massacre, and asked: where is the outrage?  America had already moved on from the gun debate.  We stopped asking how we could prevent another mass shooting, and instead proceeded with our daily lives.  Then the…

Anna Karenina and the Contemporary Treatment of Women

Society has been inundated recently with stories of oppressed women.  The #MeToo campaign, in particular, gained traction after media outlets publicized sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men (PolisPandit wrote about it here).  Stories detailing the plight of women at the hands of powerful male oppressors have persisted for centuries.  Whether due…

Resolutions for a New Year – 2018

Everyone should make resolutions and write them down.  Some contend you should instead approach each day with new goals, but that misses the point.  The change from one calendar year to the next is more about reflecting on where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.  It is the perfect moment…