Lena Bodenhamer

Lena Bodenhamer (24C) is from Fort Collins, Colorado, majoring in philosophy, politics and law. Bodenhamer is an aspiring human rights lawyer who also enjoys running and exploring Atlanta.

A Cabinet That Reflects the People: Biden’s Representative Advisers

A Biden administration entails a Biden cabinet, and his roster of nominations are both promising in representation and qualification. While some have been criticized as overly centrist and non-ideological, his choices demonstrate a deep commitment to holistic advising and an attentive policy agenda.  In simple terms, the cabinet advises the president. Each cabinet member plays [...]

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Biden Fights for Both Sides of the Border

Despite the unexpected friendship between President Donald Trump and President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President-elect Joe Biden’s election caused a collective sigh of relief on the future of international relations. Trump’s attitude toward foreign affairs largely stemmed from his own self-interest and resulted in policy choices that hurt historic international relationships. Whether or [...]

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For Immigrants’ Rights, Biden Will Restore Hope

We can all picture it: the viral photo of Yanela Sanchez, a Honduran toddler wearing a baby pink shirt and crying desperately as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border. The two asylum seekers were captured on film by photographer John Moore just before being whisked into a processing [...]

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Why ‘ACB’ Isn’t the New RBG

Following weeks of controversy, President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has finally completed her confirmation hearings. Even before her nomination, Trump declared that his pick “will be a woman, a very talented, a very brilliant woman.”  Superficially, his logic makes [...]

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