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Tobias '12: Wall of truth

A March 14 advertisement in The Herald, "Palestinian Wall of Lies," sparked a surge of letters to the editor decrying its deplorable language and lambasting The Herald for choosing to publish it. The advertisement's content was inflammatory and rightfully condemned by many members of the Brown community. ...


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Gassel '12: The case for infant rights

Imagine for a moment that a local pediatrician's office offers to painlessly euthanize newborns at the request of struggling mothers. Perhaps the mothers are too young, old, poor, busy, embarrassed, unstable or unprepared to raise a child. These are all potential reasons why a woman might abort her ...


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Trupin '13: A sinking ship metaphor

Providence is in pretty deep. With deficit estimates hovering around $180 million over the next two years, this cannot be denied. From firing all Providence teachers and closing four schools to giving Mayor Taveras a 10 percent pay cut, our city leaders are making tough decisions.


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Linking to remember

I find myself in a constant struggle against forgetting — haunted by Marcus Aurelius' observation that time is like a torrent that sweeps away all that is born. Insights, faces, actions, definitions — anything that sprouts a root in my memory is immediately threatened by the currents of ...


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Nguyen '13: Skepticism of marriage equality

Same-sex marriage is one of the most prominent, defining issues in mainstream LGBTQ politics today. To oppose it is often seen as being homophobic, and there are indeed many bigoted viewpoints. But it is possible to remain skeptical of marriage equality while fully supporting queer rights.


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Rosenbloom '13: Sarah Palin: created at Brown

As the race for the Republican presidential nomination begins in earnest, Sarah Palin will receive even more publicity than she normally does. Liberal intellectuals will continue to dismiss her as an ignorant country bumpkin. This anti-Palin rhetoric will be just as intense at Brown, where Palin certainly ...


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Yu '11: Busting the myths about card-swiping

It has been a few weeks since I stepped down as a cashier supervisor for Brown Dining Services, and I am still feeling the gaping hole in my life that comes from not having this huge responsibility and time commitment. I find it strange that I no longer receive emergency phone calls in the middle of ...


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Kroeber '11: Why do our parents think we are crazy?

I recently had a brief conversation with a group of parents whose kids were either recently admitted to college or not far behind. One mother in the group expressed horror at the fact that college students do not date anymore. She recalled how much time she had spent dating in college, going to movies ...


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Nicholson '12.5: Please, 'gimme gimme more'

Britney Spears' video for her Billboard smash hit "Hold it Against Me" dropped last Thursday, and I had absolutely no idea. Normally, such events would fly under my own aesthetic radar. Things changed, however, when CNN told me Katy Perry was outraged. Things changed when I heard the blonde pop star ...


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Sheffield '11: Truthiness Tuesdays

Chelsea Waite '11 provides a varied array of claims about how religion is benign and beneficial ("Truth Tuesdays," March 2). According to her column, it is not the tenets of religions that are problematic — it is their corrupted lust for power and thirst for domination. Apparently, if it were ...


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Norris-LeBlanc '13: Who needs teachers anyway?

Nationwide, educators in public schools are facing an unprecedented attack on their salaries, collective bargaining rights and in many cases, their jobs. Behind the euphemisms of "flexibility" and "working together to balance the budget" lay much more sinister motives — power-grabbing, union-busting ...


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Lachgar GS: From Marrakesh to Brown

Hans Kung, a Catholic priest, once said, "There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions." After Sept. 11, things have changed in the world, and religious intolerance has become widespread. ...



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