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Corvese '15: Saving face

In their post-Election Day release, Bloomberg Businessweek attempted to envision the United States four years from now with a shocking image: President Obama's face edited to make him appear aged. His hair is gray and his wrinkles are defined. His expression is not valiant, but rather it is that of ...


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Lattanzi-Silveus '14: The monopolization of economics

Economics as it is taught today makes for a very odd social science. In political science, international relations and sociology one studies many different schools of thought. Economics is unique among the social sciences in that it has only one theoretical framework, only one way of understanding how ...


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BIRC and BSJP: The real unsavory alliance

Last month, Zach Ingber '15 criticized the collaboration between two student groups on campus over an Immigration Week "fence" installation ("An unsavory alliance," Oct. 31). Ingber argued that the alliance between Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition and Brown Students for Justice in Palestine was detrimental ...


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Drechsler '15: Think of the children!

When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with President Obama to manage the crisis wrought by Superstorm Sandy on New Jersey's shoreline, it was heralded as a prime example of bipartisanship. Indeed, it seems "bipartisanship" has become the buzzword of the day, associated with a pragmatic and commendable ...


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Carty '15: Men, manliness and manumission

For centuries and millennia of American and world history, women were commanded by constructs of patriarchy and concepts of femininity that were as oppressive as they were built on bullshit. In the 19th century, the tide began to turn as feminists asserted the belief, long held, that the content of ...


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Brundage '15: Brown's bigger elitist problem

Earlier this month, Adam Asher '15 suggested that a sign on Pembroke campus addressed to construction workers is indicative of our condescending attitude toward the working class and that this is a big part of Brown's elitist problem ("Brown's elitist problem," Nov. 7). Among other rules, the sign states: ...


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Rosenbloom '13: In defense of affirmative action

Independently of the legal issues at stake in the Supreme Court's affirmative action case, we must examine the benefits that Brown gains from race-based affirmative action. Brown is a private university, and so it will always have more freedom to implement race-based admissions policies than do public ...


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Hudson '14: To my outraged readers

Last week, I wrote a column about universal suffrage that provoked campus-wide outrage ("Universal suffrage is immoral," Nov. 13). I have not read enough of the comments to determine if more people believe I am Mussolini or Stalin - Hitler was thrown in a few times for good measure. Some responses from ...


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Ingber '15: America should support Israel

America's strong support of Israel both reinforces our core values and furthers our strategic interests - a rare combination in international politics. By supporting the only true democracy in the region, we endorse fundamental values such as gender equality and representative government while also ...


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Black '12: Suffrage and ownership

As an alum, my engagement with the opinions page has been limited. But this week, Oliver Hudson '14 argued for an unpopular view - only taxpayers should vote ("Universal suffrage is immoral," Nov. 13). My Facebook feed was full of angry students decrying the classism embodied in Hudson's claim.


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Hudson '14: Universal suffrage is immoral

In the United States, any citizen who is at least 18 years old and not a convicted felon has the right to vote. Most of us accept and celebrate our universal suffrage. But is it a good idea? In my view, no. Not every adult U.S. citizen should have the right to vote. Instead, only those who pay taxes ...


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Vehse '83: A secular blessing of the American way of life

One of the most memorable figures from my time at Brown was then University Chaplain Charles Adams Baldwin. "Chaplain Charlie," as we called him with affectionate irony, offered counseling, conducted discussion groups and hosted dinners for students in his home, among other important campus activities. ...




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