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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 (23)

Reed ’21: Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture

March 12, 2021 10 comments

In a world seemingly beset by problems, Steven Pinker has made a career out of focusing on the positive. For the past decade, the Harvard professor turned celebrity intellectual has been spreading the good news about human progress.

Reed ’21: Biden’s uninspiring vaccine goal

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Biden’s uninspiring vaccine goal

January 28, 2021 0 comments

Following his inauguration last week, President Joe Biden released his “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.” Part of the president’s plan calls for 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to be administered within his first 100 days in office. 100 days, 100 million shots.

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 1 comment

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 Comments are Disabled

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.”