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Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Emilia Ruzicka: Blueno’s Spotlight

Jaehyun Hong and Jordan De Padova: In Limbo

Marysol Fernández: La Resistencia

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Recent Columns

Wrenn GS: Sex, Smut and Streakers

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Wrenn GS: Sex, Smut and Streakers

January 27, 2021 0 comments

“Brown University, by everyone’s definition is the Ivy League brothel,” once reported the Dartmouth Review in 1986. But does Brown really stack up to this lofty reputation? And, are our hallowed, time-honored traditions safe from the puritanical tyranny of University Hall? Respectively: yes and no.

Bhaskar ’21: When unity isn’t in the cards

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Bhaskar ’21: When unity isn’t in the cards

January 25, 2021 0 comments

As the contentious “battle for the soul of our nation” drew to a close, President Biden took the stage last Wednesday after being sworn in as the 46th president of America.

McGough ’23: Biden may have only one shot — so radical change has to wait

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McGough ’23: Biden may have only one shot — so radical change has to wait

January 24, 2021 1 comment

In the early months of 2009, three priorities dominated former President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda for fixing a broken America. The first, a “stunningly ambitious” stimulus package, glided through the Capitol amid the Great Recession.

Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

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Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

January 22, 2021 2 comments

In the ebullience, anguish and delusion that has followed President Joseph R. Biden’s win in the 2020 general election, one statistic seems inexplicable: Greater percentages of voters of color cast their ballot for former President Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The Office of International Programs somehow made my study abroad worse

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: The Office of International Programs somehow made my study abroad worse

January 21, 2021 0 comments

In mid-October of 2020, I received an email from the Office of International Programs sent to all returned study abroad students, encouraging me to apply to work as a peer advisor. I laughed.

Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

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Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

January 20, 2021 0 comments

With former President Donald Trump’s term as president finally at its end, many are now examining where the Republican Party, a party almost completely co-opted by Trump, can go from here. Republicans on Capitol Hill have discussed the need to move on from the Trump presidency

Walsh ’23: The savings disparity

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Walsh ’23: The savings disparity

January 20, 2021 2 comments

As joblessness claims have reached record highs during the pandemic, the ultra-rich have lined their pockets. By taking advantage of easy access to PPP loans, tax loopholes and the summer rebound in the stock market, the country’s billionaires have added more than $500 billion to their net worth.

Shanmugam ’23: Building more schools alone won’t increase enrollment in low-income countries

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Shanmugam ’23: Building more schools alone won’t increase enrollment in low-income countries

January 19, 2021 0 comments

In the world’s poorest countries, children who don’t attend school often have no choice but to become breadwinners — or even get married — before adulthood. For those who can stay in school, on the other hand, education is transformative.

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

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Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As the University returns to COVID-19 Campus Activity Level 1, current students once again cannot access many of the campus resources that make a Brown education such an asset in the professional world.

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

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Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

November 22, 2020 7 comments

Since the 2016 election, in which Trump overwhelmingly won rural white voters, a common question has been: How can Democrats win the white working-class and rural vote back? Traditionally the party of the working class, Democrats have become an increasingly urban and suburban party, and lost rural voters because of it.