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Sheffield '11: Mediocrity of the middle

Enough with fake reasonableness. The idea that the position in the center is always the right one and the one we should always take is as pervasive as it is wrong. The mediocrity of the middle pervades in news, politics and everyday life. It is bad enough when we are discussing value judgments — ...

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Sheffield '11: Hello, soft-bellied targets

The public's conception of domestic terrorism has changed drastically over the past decade. As apparent from Rep. Peter King's (R-N.Y.) Congressional hearings, domestic terrorism is almost exclusively associated with Muslim extremists. While Muslim extremism is certainly one of the main types of threats ...

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Sheffield '11: Consumer protection at Brown

It always makes me sad when I go to the Brown Bookstore or the pharmacy and see them selling products that do nothing for students' health, save for giving them a walletectomy. The University should have better standards and stop selling medicinal products for which there is no good evidence of efficacy ...

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Sheffield '11: Truthiness Tuesdays

Chelsea Waite '11 provides a varied array of claims about how religion is benign and beneficial ("Truth Tuesdays," March 2). According to her column, it is not the tenets of religions that are problematic — it is their corrupted lust for power and thirst for domination. Apparently, if it were ...

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Sheffield '11: Nostalgia

The 1960s and early 1970s were a very interesting time to be in college. Sure, being college-age could get you sent off to war, but that led to large demonstrations, which made the period unique. There was free love, drugs and protestors. The University changed its curriculum based on student suggestions, ...

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David Sheffield '11: Make it better

National Coming Out Day had quite the buildup to Monday's celebration of being open about one's sexual orientation and gender. Rather than a rise in expectations or excitement, the buildup was of bodies. At least six teenagers killed themselves in September. Some of them were out of the closet, while ...

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