Articles by Garret Johnson (36)


Johnson’s Rebuttal: Should Obamacare be repealed?

September 21, 2012 2 comments

Heath Mayo ’13 would have you believe that the health care reform game is over, and that Obamacare lost.


Johnson’14: The extinction of the moderate

September 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

This reality, where party lines are insurmountable barriers and compromise is vilified, is nothing short of a crisis.


Johnson ’14: Keep sticking up for Rhody, Governor Chafee

April 19, 2012 2 comments

As someone who is thoroughly sick of partisan dribble, I love to see an unaffiliated state leader bridging partisan gaps.


Johnson ’14: An inspired choice for World Bank president

April 4, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Just before Brown students left for spring break, one of our own was selected to lead the World Bank. President Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim ’82, current president of Dartmouth and co-founder of the extremely influential nonprofit Partners In Health, to lead the world’s preeminent development organization.


Johnson ’14: Hope in POLS 1130

March 20, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Why is it that a group of 20 college students can understand the importance of compromise and civil discourse while a group of 535 politicians in Washington continue to scream at each other?


Johnson ’14: Super PACs bring out the worst in politicians

February 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Only a politician could whine about SuperPACs in one state while riding them to victory in another.


Garret Johnson ’14: Defending President Simmons

January 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled

I applaud Simmons for her courage. Brown is a tax-exempt institution, a designation that applies only to the buildings it owns that are used in educational activities. But Brown’s contributions to the Providence and Rhode Island economy are enormous.


Johnson ’14: Making off-campus living as difficult as possible

November 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Between the oppressive timing of ResLife’s policy and the arm-breaking, cigar-smoking Patriarca landlords, rising juniors are left in a tough position.


Johnson ’14: Give back, vote, but don’t Occupy

October 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Stop Occupying College Hill now. Go out and Occupy the lives of the people for whom you are marching.


Johnson ’14: Let’s rename everything

October 10, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Happy belated Columbus Day. Or, as we call it here at Brown, Fall Weekend.