Desmond Keuper

dkeuper1@binghamton.edu

15 Articles


Opinions

U.K.'s Conservative Party is incapable of successful leadership

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a slim majority to leave the European Union in what came to be known as Brexit. The prime minister at the time was Conservative David...


Opinions

Sanctions are unlikely to curtail violence against protestors in Iran

On Sept. 16, Mahsa Amini was murdered by Iranian police for refusing to wear a hijab in accordance with the country’s hardline Islam-inspired laws concerning a women’s appearance in public. Public outrage...


Columns

The deaths of Mikhail Gorbachev and Queen Elizabeth II mark the end of the 20th century

England’s Queen Elizabeth II and the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union’s General Secretary, Mikhail Gorbachev, have died within two weeks of each other. Neither figure’s death in and of themselves...


Columns

Stranger Things should come to a satisfying end in Season Five

The story arc has made sense thus far, and has been both easy enough to follow and interestingly complex. Its use of classical horror tropes has been entertaining, and its use of...


Orientation Issue 2022

Try something new

Typically, people imagine that the time to reinvent oneself is between high school and college. I am sure this registers for many as it relates to changing majors and trying out new...


Columns

Climate change cannot be solved under capitalism

In 2030, the world is predicted to be 2.7 degrees Celsius warmer, even if the world holds to the agreements made at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) climate accords...


Columns

Madeline Albright's role in the Iraq War should be confronted

Former President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright passed away on March 23, 2022. Her death was met with a commemorative op-ed piece by Hillary Clinton in The New York Times....


Columns

Canadian trucker protests are not representative of working class

On Jan. 28, a convoy of Canadian truckers arrived in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, from British Columbia, and have been protesting ever since. Their blockade has placed the city in a...


Columns

TRUST in Congress Act is unlikely to prohibit stock trading among politicians

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this week that she had reversed her position on an effort that would prohibit lawmakers from trading stocks. This is a reversal of her previous position, under...


Columns

American apathy perpetuates civil war in Yemen

For seven years, a civil war has been raging in Yemen between the Saudi Arabia-backed government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebel sect, which seized control of the northern Saada province in 2014....