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Garret Johnson '14: Should Obamacare be repealed?

Obamacare attempts to address the three major shortcomings in the American health care system - lack of access, high costs and mediocre quality of care. While there remains work to be done, repealing Obamacare would be a major economic and moral setback for the United States.


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Ingber '15: Responsibility to protect (ourselves)

A column in Tuesday's Herald suggested not only that study abroad programs are relatively frivolous, but also that circumventing State Department travel advisories is an acceptable way to have a meaningful international encounter ("Want a real international experience? Take time off," Sept. 18). Katie ...


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Zacks '15: Beasts of the southern wild

There is no place like home, and the Dorothies of the West Bank will tell you - there is no raging tornado like the State of Israel. Other tornadoes eventually run their course and allow their victims to heal and rebuild. But this whirlwind of violence and dispossession does not subside and disappear, ...


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Sola '14: Want a real international experience? Take time off

Hundreds of Brown students study abroad each year, often with the intention of learning a language. They join other American students as they jet off on mass-booked planes, fidget through orientation sessions, drink supermarket wine from the box and roam their new cities toting backpacks of phrase books ...


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Gianotti '13: Respect, just a little bit

At the Democratic National Convention this year, former president Bill Clinton appeared a true statesman, urging a ceasefire to this country's bipartisan politics. With great finesse, he effectively appealed to Americans' deepest frustrations with a legislative government that seems to have been rendered ...


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Dorris '15: Who's the happiest?

I recently stumbled upon happiness in a seemingly unhappy place: the Sharpe Refectory salad bar. The very happy conversation went something like this: "Don't you love this?" "Literally, these garbanzo beans are like, so incredible." "Right? This salad is like, so great." I was surprised. Because somewhere ...


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Husted '13: Should Brown embrace pre-professionalism? No.

I would like to start by saying that I do not oppose the idea of pre-professionalism. I think that it is critically important to train individuals for the "real world," whether this means careers in business, law, medicine or anything else. I staunchly believe, however, that Brown is not the place for ...


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Husted: Rebuttal

I agree with some of the arguments my opponent has made. She stresses the need for pre-medical students to learn more about diagnostics to help with medical school. As far as training for continued schooling is concerned, I am in full support of pre-professionalism. This edification is fundamentally ...


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Fuerbacher: Rebuttal

At first glance, Brown's academic ethos and pre-professionalism might seem incompatible. Lucas Husted '13 highlights a compromise whose virtue I myself questioned. Yet upon further consideration, I reaffirmed my conviction that our University would be an ideal host for classes that expose undergraduates ...


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Asher '15: The Super Bowl test

You're in the locker room after your team just won the Super Bowl when the phone rings. You pick up. Who do you want on the other line congratulating you: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?


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Ingber '15: The myth of Brunonian decline

The U.S. News and World Report college rankings, which place Brown at number 15, are bound to shock students. It is not that we care so much about the actual number - it's just that we just know that we are better than number 15. Why do we always have to justify to outsiders that having an open curriculum ...





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