Topic: politics

Metro, News

State senator resigns amid criminal charges

February 22, 2018 0 comments

State Senator Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, R–21, resigned Feb. 22 amid a multitude of legal charges.

Columns, Opinions

Okin ’19: Kindness is a powerful form of activism

February 15, 2018 0 comments

After a year that even the creators of South Park found impossible to parody — with “satire becom(ing) reality” — current events have lost their ability to shock us, and something of a formula has formed.

Sonia Sotomayor talked about her experience as a first-generation college student. Students in the class of 2020 read her memoir, “My Beloved World,” prior to their first semester at Brown.

News, University News

Sotomayor discusses background, hardships

February 8, 2018 0 comments

It was one standing ovation after another as the campus welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak in a conversation moderated by President Christina Paxson P’19 Wednesday afternoon.

Fitzpatrick ’20: Marching toward a better movement

Op-eds, Opinions

Fitzpatrick ’20: Marching toward a better movement

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, thousands gathered on the Smithsonian Mall for the second Women’s March on Washington, commemorating the one-year anniversary of both Trump’s presidency and the record-breaking day of protest that followed.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Gerrymandering

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s Jan. 31, 2018 op-ed “Gerrymandering — a political scapegoat” misrepresents the effect that gerrymandering has had on R.I. politics.

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: Gerrymandering – a political scapegoat

January 31, 2018 0 comments

According to an old saw, gerrymandering is the “root of all political evil” in the United States. Certainly, it has been a facet of majority rule since the Union was formed. But is it the fundamental corruption of an otherwise flawless system or a scapegoat for many other political ailments?

Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

January 30, 2018 0 comments

What do Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer and Paul Ryan all have in common? It sounds like I’m about to write a joke about the lack of diversity among federal politicians. That’s certainly tempting, but as I’m bombarded with emails about career fairs and resume-writing workshops, there’s another, not entirely unrelated, […]

Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

Metro, News

Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Aaron Regunberg ’12 announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Oct. 24. Challenging incumbent Daniel McKee, Regunberg sees the office as an opportunity to tackle President Trump’s agenda and represent Rhode Islanders rather than corporations, he said.

Columns, Opinions

Cardoso ’19: Brazil’s democracy woes

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Just yesterday, a Brazilian appeals court ruled to uphold the bribery conviction of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

News, University News

Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

November 29, 2017 0 comments

In solidarity with graduate students across the country organizing similar demonstrations, close to 100 graduate students gathered outside University Hall.