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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 (21)

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns, Opinions

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

October 30, 2020 0 comments

If President Donald Trump is defeated in this election, he is going to leave office. Despite what some alarmists in the New York Times might say, he will not try to retain power; there will be no coup d’état.

Reed ’21: Katie Hill is No Hero

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Katie Hill is No Hero

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Does Katie Hill think we all have amnesia? As you may recall (or may not if you’re in the amnesia crowd), former Congresswoman Hill of California was accused last October of having sexual relationships with several of her subordinates. Hill denied any inappropriate relationships with her congressional staff.

Reed ’21: A recipe for more equitable college admission

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: A recipe for more equitable college admission

September 27, 2020 2 comments

For the past several years, the righteous fight for equity and fairness in college admission has been mired in a state of moral confusion. Everyone wants fairness, but how? Empowerment, but for whom? To knock down barriers, but which ones?

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.