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Krishnamurthy ’19: Bring back the Brown Spectator

In the spring of 1986, the Brown Spectator published its inaugural issue. Proclaiming itself “The Right Alternative” to existing student publications, the Spectator aimed to provide an outlet for conservative and libertarian thought on a campus the journal’s staff alleged to be overwhelmingly ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: Why America needs to care about soccer

The nation of Italy is in bad shape. A paroxysm of despair has overcome her people; her newspapers bemoan an imminent “apocalypse,” as her loudest commentators race to dissect shortcomings in Italian culture. No, the country has not suffered some sort of humanitarian tragedy — no political convulsions, ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: The Kochs are here

In the past few years, Brown has taken several commendable — if also carefully choreographed ­— steps to enhance its socioeconomic and racial diversity. In early 2016, President Christina Paxson P’19 unveiled the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which expanded the LGBTQ Center, created the ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: Small state, big dreams

Last week, the U.S. Senate — a chamber charged with safeguarding the “national character” and resisting the “impulse of sudden and violent passions,” according to our founding fathers — voted to increase the defense budget by $80 billion. That’s enough money to pay for the elimination ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: Enough with myths

I’m not a particularly devout person. I don’t subscribe to any cults or fringe subcultures. (In the interest of transparency, I do follow Kylie Jenner on Instagram.) And I’ve never really wondered what happens to us after we kick the proverbial bucket. But if there ever is an apocalypse that reduces ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: Better elections for a better UCS

Late last month, the Undergraduate Council of Students announced the winners of its annual elections. The results were a startling indictment of student-directed democracy at Brown. Five UCS races — for the positions of president, vice president, chair of student activities, chair of student wellness ...

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Krishnamurthy '19: At war with climate change

It isn’t often that environmentalists cheer the views of Trump administration officials on climate change. Yet, that’s exactly what happened when, earlier this month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis revealed that he does not share President Trump’s climate skepticism. As ProPublica reported, ...

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