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Topic: National politics

Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

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Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

April 6, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 upends daily life across the country and around the world, political campaigning has largely been put on pause.

Siemens ’21: S.2077: The end of partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island?

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Siemens ’21: S.2077: The end of partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island?

February 27, 2020 0 comments

This Thursday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hear public commentary on S.2007, a joint resolution to inaugurate an independent redistricting commission in Rhode Island.

Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

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Reed ’21: Mueller, Trump, presidential authority

April 25, 2019 2 comments

Last week, when the Department of Justice released the partially redacted Mueller Report, liberals and conservatives alike rushed to claim vindication. The report was something of a Rorschach test of confirmation bias.

Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

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Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

April 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting reform legislation last month with the “For the People Act,” which would institute voting reforms at the federal level. 

Former National Review editor stresses compromise

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Former National Review editor stresses compromise

March 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Former Executive Editor of the conservative National Review Reihan Salam said that before he became an opinions columnist, he was “always a totally insufferable person,” volunteering his opinions.

On Saturday, students and community members gathered for the “Brown for Beto” event as part of a national grassroots movement to encourage the presidential candidacy of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke.

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University students organize for Beto O’Rourke

February 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Despite the already packed field of candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, a group on campus is intent on one person joining the fray.

Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

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Bosis ’19: Abolish the presidency

December 5, 2018 1 comment

My favorite quote about American elections is from political scientist Alexis De Tocqueville, who in 1835 described our process of electing a president as “a time of national crisis.”

Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

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Simshauser ’20: A retreat from the center

November 18, 2018 1 comment

As the final provisional ballots from the 2018 midterm elections are counted, and the forecasted Democratic wave in the House becomes more precise (most likely a gain of at least 37 seats), the electoral significance can be parsed.

Protesters gathered at the R.I. State House yesterday to denounce the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move they believe puts Robert Mueller’s investigation in jeopardy.

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Protesters call for Senate to protect Mueller probe

November 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Community members surrounded the R.I. State House late Thursday afternoon to denounce President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

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Election day, by the numbers

November 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled