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Gianotti '13: How to default on the University arms race

In 1880 Lincoln Field was just a swamp. Over 130 years later, Augustus has conquered it, and it is now central to our campus, serving thousands of students every year. Brown is growing and always has been. Just in the next few years, for instance, the University will continue to creep its way up Thayer ...


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Drechsler '15: Throwing a bone to finance

Coming into the 2012 elections, Republican nominee Mitt Romney most likely expected his success to be one of his strongest assets. He probably did not expect that his experience would one day become part of his greatest vulnerability, wrapped up in an ill-judged statement about the "47 percent" and ...


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Johnson '14: Barack Obama for President

Four years ago, America was heading into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Today, the economy is getting better. We have ended the war in Iraq, we are pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden is dead. In these trying times, President Obama has provided steady leadership, ...


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Fuerbacher '14: Mitt Romney for President

"Hope" and "change" were the key words that candidate Barack Obama infused into his campaign rhetoric four years ago. Today, with an additional $5.5 trillion in U.S. debt, elevated unemployment and no clear foreign policy, all the United States can hope for is change. If the country is to move forward, ...


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Rosenbloom '13: Withholding judgment about career choices

While Brown students tend not to be judgmental in regard to most personal decisions, when it comes to career choices, we can be a very critical group. During the fall recruiting process, I've overheard many classmates dismiss careers in consulting and investment banking as morally bankrupt. Such blanket ...


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Brown Republicans: Time for a change

In 2008, we elected a little-known junior senator from Illinois on the foundation of "hope" and "change," but it took less than four years for most Americans to become disillusioned. Our modern-day Robin Hood has not lined our pockets with the excess wealth of the greedy 1 percent - he has left us with ...


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Moffat '13: Rebuttal

Like most advocates of drug prohibition, Pfaff completely ignores the enormous and innumerable social costs of criminalizing drugs. He seems unfazed by the fact that the incarceration and criminalization of drug users devastates millions of families every year, distracts law enforcement officers from ...


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Pfaff '14: Rebuttal

I suspect that Jared and I actually have pretty similar views when it comes to society's treatment of drugs and alcohol, especially the harmful effects of legal action against drug users and drug distributors. The war on drugs has definitely not done what it set out to do, and there's a frightening ...


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Moffat '13: All drugs should be decriminalized

Our drug policies should be aimed at reducing drug misuse, preventing exposure to children and making communities safer. Advocates of drug prohibition typically cite these goals when defending "tough on crime" drug laws, but the empirical data simply doesn't support their argument.


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Pfaff '14: Drugs shouldn't be decriminalized

Tell me, who's your favorite celebrity who's now dead because of drugs? John Belushi? Chris Farley? Mitch Hedberg? These are just famous examples of the myriad people who have had their lives destroyed by drug abuse. If we decriminalize drugs - cocaine, heroin, crystal meth and all others - deaths like ...


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Tennis '14: Let's get real about breast cancer

October just recently came to a close - with a hurricane of epic proportions. It is the month that signifies the beginning of fall, pumpkin lattes, Halloween and rich, autumnal hues. But October is also a pink month because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just a few weeks ago, the bright pink Gloria ...


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Ingber '15: An unsavory alliance

As I walked to class just the other day, I was struck by the large "fence" erected on the Main Green opposite Sayles Hall. Covered with spray paint and graffiti-esque writing, I knew this was either a political demonstration or modern art exhibit. Curious, I walked closer and saw two tables in front ...




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