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Andrew Reed, a senior studying computer science-economics, is a staff columnist for The Herald. When he isn’t at The Herald, he can be found in the Absolute Quiet Room of the Rock, shooting dirty looks at people talking on the phone. But in COVID-times, he can be found playing vinyl records in his apartment. Andrew writes a bi-weekly column on politics and culture.

Articles by Andrew Reed (17)

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 0 comments

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 2

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 2

March 6, 2020 3 comments

In the first part of this two-part series, I argued that Bernie Sanders’ devotion to the cause of socialism has blinded him to the human cost of regimes that have implemented the kinds of policies he favors.

Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 1 of 2

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 1 of 2

March 5, 2020 3 comments

And then there were two. If there were any doubt going in, Super Tuesday brought clarity to the Democratic race. It is now a race between moderate and progressive. Build it up versus tear it down. Normalcy versus revolution. Biden versus Sanders.

Reed ’21: Democrats’ far-left gambit will gift Trump the White House

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Democrats’ far-left gambit will gift Trump the White House

February 20, 2020 2 comments

In the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election, a punch-drunk Republican party, having twice gotten its clock cleaned by the Democrats and Barack Obama, performed something of an autopsy on the Romney campaign. The result was a 100-page report titled the “Growth and Opportunity Project.”

Reed ’21: It’s time to get real, Dems

Columns

Reed ’21: It’s time to get real, Dems

February 4, 2020 0 comments

In a recent interview with the New York Times Editorial Board, Senator Bernie Sanders was asked how he would, as president, push his legislative agenda through a Mitch McConnell-controlled Senate. “[N]ot only will I be commander in chief, I will be organizer in chief,” Sanders answered.

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

December 4, 2019 4 comments

Last July, Brown alum Warren Kanders ’79 P ’23 stepped down as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art amid a storm of protests by the activist group Decolonize This Place.

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University outlining Facebook’s policy on political advertisements. In it, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would continue publishing political ads, even those that include misleading or demonstrably false claims.

Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

October 24, 2019 0 comments

“He thought of the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could spy upon you night and day.”

Reed ’21: Amazon and ICE, an exercise in guilt by association

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Amazon and ICE, an exercise in guilt by association

October 11, 2019 4 comments

Late last month during a job fair organized by the University’s CareerLAB, students representing the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition staged a protest of four companies, including Amazon, for contracting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

September 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last week, after a number of high-profile stories of teens hospitalized with lung illnesses related to vaping, President Trump announced his intention to direct the Food and Drug Administration to ban most flavored e-cigarettes.