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Columns

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Augustus Bayard: The Public Sphere

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Jackson McGough: The Rate of Change

Jaehyun Hong: In Limbo

John Wrenn: Liber Brunonia

Nidhi Bhaskar: Intersections

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Meghan Murphy: Big World, Smallest State

Recent Columns

McGough ’23: Don’t let fears of gentrification hold back housing

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McGough ’23: Don’t let fears of gentrification hold back housing

March 9, 2021 0 comments

America has a housing problem. Whether in being prohibitively expensive, hopelessly rundown or environmentally unfriendly, America’s housing is not meeting the needs of the 21st century.

Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

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Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

March 8, 2021 0 comments

With the tumult of the last four years, it’s not hard to decipher President Biden’s mandate. Economic relief from COVID-19 and racial justice sit atop the agenda while issues like environmental protection, LGBTQ+ rights and electoral reform are on a slightly lower rung. But his mandate goes beyond just expanding […]

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

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Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

March 2, 2021 2 comments

In recent years, we have witnessed a political realignment, with ancestral Democrats in rural areas voting Republican, while traditionally Republican suburbanites vote Democrat.

Shanmugam ’23: Family planning programs change lives, but not necessarily by reducing fertility

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Shanmugam ’23: Family planning programs change lives, but not necessarily by reducing fertility

February 26, 2021 0 comments

Because of factors such as poverty, sexism and cultural and religious stigma, women in low-income countries often struggle to access reproductive health services. Just 59 percent of women in these nations give birth in health facilities, for instance, and 218 million of them need contraception but lack access.

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

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Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

February 25, 2021 15 comments

The Brown Students for Life made an important contribution to campus debate late last month when they hosted Stephanie Gray Conners, a seasoned pro-life advocate, to defend the view against an audience overwhelmingly opposed to her stance.

Schmidt ’21: Can LAMP testing for COVID-19 light the way to the end of the pandemic?

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Schmidt ’21: Can LAMP testing for COVID-19 light the way to the end of the pandemic?

February 24, 2021 0 comments

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, and in a month, it will be a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

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Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

February 24, 2021 1 comment

Fifty years since Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one,” much of America now reflects with horror. The ruthless criminalization of certain substances has entrenched systemic inequalities, ostracized addicts, criminalized recreational users and withheld life-altering medical treatments…

McGough ’23: There will always be police

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McGough ’23: There will always be police

February 22, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original sin reared…

Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

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Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

February 21, 2021 0 comments

With students living in Brown-leased hotels and apartments downtown, the Brown shuttle is an integral part of student  access to campus. The Brown shuttles have expanded their routes this semester, but many riders still don’t know that shuttle drivers are not included in Brown’s routine COVID-19 testing program.

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

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Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

February 18, 2021 4 comments

“How do you know a politician is lying?” asks one folksy joke. “His lips are moving,” goes the punchline, playing off the conventional wisdom that all we can trust politicians to do is be untrustworthy.