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Augustus Bayard is a staff columnist at the Herald. A first-year student, he is tentatively planning on concentrating in International and Public Affairs. While he hails from Anna Maria, Florida, a small resort town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, he can’t stand the heat. Augustus writes columns on political discourse.

Articles by Augustus Bayard (2)

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

Columns, Opinions

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

February 18, 2021 5 comments

“How do you know a politician is lying?” asks one folksy joke. “His lips are moving,” goes the punchline, playing off the conventional wisdom that all we can trust politicians to do is be untrustworthy.

Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

Columns, Opinions

Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

January 22, 2021 2 comments

In the ebullience, anguish and delusion that has followed President Joseph R. Biden’s win in the 2020 general election, one statistic seems inexplicable: Greater percentages of voters of color cast their ballot for former President Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016.