Topic: politics

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Paxson denounces tax plan in community-wide email

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Paxson denounces tax plan in community-wide email

November 29, 2017 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined the University’s response to the GOP tax plan, explaining its negative impacts on the University.

Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

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Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

November 20, 2017 0 comments

For the last year, I have struggled to come to terms with how someone with a long history of denigrating women could rise to the highest office in the land.

Ralph Northam, winner of last Tuesday's gubernatorial election in Virginia.

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Cardoso ’19: Democrats, don’t let Virginia get your hopes up

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Last Tuesday, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Ralph Northam, raced to victory by a healthy margin.

Eric Patashnik, director of Watson’s Public Policy Program, moderated a panel Monday evening on the political future of America.

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Democrat, Republican discuss future of America under Trump

November 6, 2017 0 comments

As is the case with many modern political issues, Democrats and Republicans are divided on how they see the future of the United States under Trump.

The Greater Good Gathering focused on a wide range of issues, including public sector innovation and the power of technology. The event was organized by Eric Schnurer ’80, a former professor at Brown.

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Greater Good Gathering holds inaugural conference

October 22, 2017 0 comments

The Greater Good Gathering conference took place this weekend, featuring speakers from a host of different disciplines including Martin Luther King III.