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Kenyon GS: Facebook and the hypocrisy behind the filter

The series of terrorist attacks that gripped Paris — and the world — in shock on Friday night will not go without its deeper effects on our increasingly globalized world. From all corners of the globe, displays of solidarity, empathy and love have risen in the face of what appears to be a long conflict ...

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Kenyon GS: The new GOP — the group of problems

Last Wednesday, I sat in my hotel room in Cleveland, Ohio with great anticipation to watch the third Republican Party debate. To my dismay, the debate hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, signified the larger problems surfacing within the party, as candidates stumbled over one another to deliver substantive ...

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Kenyon GS: Brown — a leaderless university

In an era of breaking glass ceilings, it still remains that a Brunonian has yet to break through to the highest elected office in the land. Last Tuesday, the Twittersphere was abuzz with commentary on the first Democratic primary debate of the 2016 presidential campaign cycle. The two Democrat front-runners, ...

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Kenyon GS: Carly Fiorina, Republican mother?

Last Wednesday, the CNN Republican Primary Debate showcased a parade of suited men, best differentiated by their accompanying ties — and in one case, hair — and one candidate in heels: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Fiorina has quickly grown to become one of the most notable personalities ...

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Kenyon GS: What's Chafee's endgame?

His announcement packed a punch. Few saw it coming. Now, two weeks after former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 declared that he was forming an exploratory committee to examine a run for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and then announced his candidacy during an appearance ...

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Kenyon GS: The Republican primary’s first casualty

In the last two weeks, one installment of the Republican presidential primary began in Lynchburg, Virginia with Senator Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy; another installment, elsewhere, died. At the Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis, Gov. Mike Pence signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 101, the ...

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Kenyon GS: Fed up with the flag fights

Last week, the Internet imploded in yet another chapter of the saga over political correctness in patriotism: Is it okay to photograph a newborn wrapped in the American flag? As Fox News reported, U.S. Navy sailor Rodney Clevenger and his wife Samantha approached Vanessa Hicks, a photographer based ...

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Kenyon GS: Jeb Bush, the doobie brother?

Last weekend, I reviewed speeches from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by the American Conservative Union in Washington, D.C. While the 2016 presidential primaries are still more than a year in the distance, CPAC’s annual pep rally revealed two insights. First, it reinforced ...

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Kenyon GS: Learning in January

Let’s be honest, we all love to learn. Every Brunonian who sets foot through the Van Wickle Gates and commits to obtaining a degree carries a devoted passion for expanding intellectual capacity. I, too, walked through the Gates and took this pact last August. Learning is great, and the opportunity ...

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