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Matt Walsh is a sophomore staff columnist concentrating in either international relations or political science. Hailing from Central Massachusetts, he has worked on multiple Democratic campaigns in the state, most recently Ed Markey’s bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. When there isn’t a pandemic, Matt can be found running on the streets of Providence or attending local punk shows. His articles focus on class and racial inequality in the United States.

Articles by Matt Walsh (9)

Walsh ’23: Widespread support for Trump shows that democracy is at stake

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Widespread support for Trump shows that democracy is at stake

November 13, 2020 0 comments

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump last Tuesday with both a healthy electoral college margin and a significant popular vote majority.

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.

Walsh ’23: To better address inequality, target zoning

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: To better address inequality, target zoning

October 28, 2020 0 comments

In the story of income inequality in the United States, the orthodox view is to blame the top 1 percent. Indeed, this exclusive group has experienced disproportionate gains in income and wealth since the advent of Reaganomics, while everyone else has seen either modest growth or stagnation.

Walsh ’23: The promises and pitfalls of ranked-choice voting

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: The promises and pitfalls of ranked-choice voting

October 14, 2020 0 comments

When Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III, a fairly liberal member of Congress, made the puzzling decision to run against progressive stalwart Senator Ed Markey, the Massachusetts political media turned its attention to the race.

Walsh’ 23: We need to have a national conversation about humor

Columns, Opinions

Walsh’ 23: We need to have a national conversation about humor

September 28, 2020 2 comments

TikTok is a social media app like no other, and its “For You” page’s algorithm is why.

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

September 13, 2020 0 comments

In the same year that Congress defined marriage as between a man and a woman, Justice Antonin Scalia opined that some groups among LGBTQ+ people were actually quite privileged.

Walsh ’23: Dear donors: I don’t want a state-of-the-art building. I want functional facilities.

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Dear donors: I don’t want a state-of-the-art building. I want functional facilities.

April 9, 2020 3 comments

Every Brown student has had first-hand experience with the abysmal quality of some of the facilities on campus. While most of us have returned home for the rest of the semester and no longer have to deal with these facilities for the time being, now it is still worthwhile to […]

Walsh ’23: Why Buttigieg is held to a higher standard

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Why Buttigieg is held to a higher standard

February 25, 2020 1 comment

A year ago today, Pete Buttigieg was a progressive darling. Combining the folksy charm of a Midwestern small-city mayor, the intellect of a Rhodes Scholar and the youthful energy yearned for by those wanting new blood in the party, Buttigieg seemed to be a new hope for Democrats.

Walsh ’23: Democrats, appeal to America’s founding principles

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Democrats, appeal to America’s founding principles

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Listen to a presidential candidate speak, tune into a debate on the House floor on C-SPAN or visit your representative’s “About” page on their website, and you’ll notice frequent appeals to true “American values.”