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Topic: 2020

In a presumed attempt to stop the Congressional certification of the Electoral College votes, the rioters stormed the building, vandalizing and taking selfies as they went, many carrying flags with Trump slogans.

Metro, News

Brown community reacts to insurrection at Capitol

January 8, 2021 11 comments

Following an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the Brown community, including groups across the political spectrum, united in condemning the Jan. 6 incident.

Editors’ Note: 2020 in review

Editors' Note, Opinions

Editors’ Note: 2020 in review

December 31, 2020 0 comments

A year of loss that challenged everyone around the globe made no exception for the Brown community and The Herald’s own newsroom.

Brown Dems ‘excited to see’ Democratic R.I. House Speaker Mattiello ousted from seat

Metro, News

Brown Dems ‘excited to see’ Democratic R.I. House Speaker Mattiello ousted from seat

November 15, 2020 1 comment

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was defeated in an upset win by Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in the race for Cranston House District 15 on Nov. 3. 

Brown community pours donation money into Democratic 2020 campaign, leaves Republicans dry

News, University News

Brown community pours donation money into Democratic 2020 campaign, leaves Republicans dry

October 29, 2020 1 comment

Democratic political donations from University employees have increased exponentially since 1992, dwarfing donations to Republicans, which have more or less remained constant, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

September 21, 2020 3 comments

The next 50 days may prove to be among the most consequential in American history, the last chance to reverse the erosion of democracy and loss of international partnership and standing over which President Trump has presided. 

Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

Metro, News

Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

March 5, 2020 1 comment

Voters in 14 states — from California to Maine — cast their ballots for their choice Democratic candidate March 3, when more than one third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention were up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

News, University News

Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

March 2, 2020 0 comments

About 40 years ago, one in five American workers were union members; though membership has dropped to about 10 percent since then, labor is still an essential part of the American political landscape.

Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

Op-eds, Opinions

Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Democrats in many states have committed to defending voter rights and increasing turnout as Republicans make efforts to disenfranchise voters. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, recently launched Fair Fight, an organization working to build voter protection in states across the country.

Governor Gina Raimondo endorsed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at an event early last month. She is the only current governor to support Bloomberg after his late entry into the race. Raimondo expressed approval of Bloomberg when she first ran for office in 2010.

Metro, News

Some Rhode Island politicians endorse candidates, most refrain

March 2, 2020 1 comment

On the eve of Super Tuesday and two months before the Rhode Island primaries, most of Rhode Island’s prominent Democratic officials have not endorsed a presidential candidate. Those who have endorsed candidates are supporting a range of moderates.

Walsh ’23: Why Buttigieg is held to a higher standard

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: Why Buttigieg is held to a higher standard

February 25, 2020 1 comment

A year ago today, Pete Buttigieg was a progressive darling. Combining the folksy charm of a Midwestern small-city mayor, the intellect of a Rhodes Scholar and the youthful energy yearned for by those wanting new blood in the party, Buttigieg seemed to be a new hope for Democrats.