Topic: National politics

Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

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Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

December 5, 2018 0 comments

My favorite quote about American elections is from political scientist Alexis De Tocqueville, who in 1835 described our process of electing a president as “a time of national crisis.”

Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

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Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

November 18, 2018 0 comments

As the final provisional ballots from the 2018 midterm elections are counted, and the forecasted Democratic wave in the House becomes more precise (most likely a gain of at least 37 seats), the electoral significance can be parsed.

Protesters gathered at the R.I. State House yesterday to denounce the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move they believe puts Robert Mueller’s investigation in jeopardy.

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Protesters call for Senate to protect Mueller probe

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Community members surrounded the R.I. State House late Thursday afternoon to denounce President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

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Election day, by the numbers

November 4, 2018 0 comments
After the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend, protests denouncing anti-Semitism have been held across the country.

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Protesters decry fascism, anti-Semitism

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Community members met in front of Providence City Hall Saturday afternoon in protest of white supremacy and fascism following the Oct. 27 massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The Trump administration’s proposal to define gender would limit federal protections for trans people, according to the New York Times.

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Trans-rights activists rally at State House

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Speaking on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Saturday morning, Payton James, a member of Rhode Island Pride, instructed hundreds of protesters to hold the hands of the people standing next to them.

Perez, Steele talk midterm election

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Perez, Steele talk midterm election

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 sat down yesterday at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to kick off a two-part forum called “Across the Aisle.”

Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

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Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The 2020 Census’ first and only dry run was conducted in Providence County earlier this year. The test run included a new ability to respond to the census through an online survey but did not include the controversial “citizenship question,” which would ask respondents about their U.S. citizenship status.

Employee donations favor Democrats

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Employee donations favor Democrats

October 2, 2018 0 comments

This midterm election season, Brown faculty and staff are donating overwhelmingly to Democratic campaigns, following a historical trend of supporting left-leaning candidates.

Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

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Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

September 25, 2018 0 comments

What do the firing of a former Secretary of State, the hiring of an FBI director, the possibility of an onset of nuclear war with North Korea and the conspiracy against a Russian leaker have in common?