Theodore Brita

tbrita1@binghamton.edu

11 Articles


Columns

Using migrants as political pawns is cruel

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis flew about 50 asylum seekers to the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard without informing any local or state officials in advance. According to one of the...


Opinions

The 2022-23 season could be the Premier League’s most exciting in years

The 2021-22 season in the Premier League was the first time the league had witnessed a proper title race in some time. Manchester City and Liverpool, two fantastic squads in their own...


Columns

Harm reduction is the best way to combat drug misuse

In the third season of the seminal HBO drama series “The Wire,” Baltimore police Major Howard “Bunny” Colvin allows drug dealers in his district to sell their drugs in certain safe zones...


Columns

NIMBY movement exacerbates housing crisis in Berkeley

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court chose not to lift a lower-court order to the University of California, Berkeley, ordering the prestigious public university to decrease enrollment by at least 2,500...


Columns

NFTS are environmentally unsustainable

Last week, a group of hackers stole hundreds of NFTs from a site called OpenSea, with an estimated final total falling at 254 tokens stolen. It was later revealed the hack was...


Columns

U.S. men's national soccer team should replace Berhalter as coach

With three games remaining in the World Cup, the United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) is in a good position to qualify for the tournament in Qatar later this year. Despite...


Columns

Rikers Island must close immediately

The Rikers Correctional Center in New York City is in crisis. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions for inmates have steadily worsened. The situation has become so severe that U.S....


Columns

Democrats must pass the Build Back Better Act

In the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 10.1 percent in the state of Virginia. Mark Warner, the incumbent Democratic senator, saw an even larger margin of victory. A...


Columns

"Dune" brings ecological issues to a new audience

In recent times, it has become very easy for people to make comparisons to “1984,” George Orwell’s seminal dystopian work about repressive government, when they witness something in the news that they...


Columns

America's labor movement is promising for the economy

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly large numbers of U.S. workers have become unhappy with the conditions they have been forced to work under. Low wages and limited benefits, especially...