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Topic: politics

Lin ’23: Contact Your Representative (Civics 0010)

Op-eds, Opinions

Lin ’23: Contact Your Representative (Civics 0010)

March 23, 2021 0 comments

The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a misguided attempt to use political violence to sabotage the democratic process. It clearly failed: Joe Biden is now president, and the instigators of the insurrection are being investigated. Effecting political change requires communication and collaboration with policymakers ― not just […]

Bayard ’24: The new social conservatism: Barstool conservatism

Columns, Opinions

Bayard ’24: The new social conservatism: Barstool conservatism

March 18, 2021 6 comments

Last fall I was speaking with a high school classmate of mine about politics when he, after some prodding, admitted he voted for Trump. It isn’t surprising for a high school peer of mine to vote for Trump — I’m from a very “Trumpy” part of Florida — but I […]

India, MP Rahul Gandhi said at a Watson event Tuesday, is facing a "determined attack" on its democratic institutions coming from its prime minister, Narendra Modi.

News, University News

Politician Rahul Gandhi speaks on Indian politics, farmers’ protests, Chinese competition

March 16, 2021 0 comments

India must engage in “an ongoing negotiation between (its different) ideas and cultures,” said former President of the Indian National Congress and current member of India’s Parliament Rahul Gandhi in a March 16 event at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The founding fathers of India created its […]

“Left and Right or Being who/where you are” brings political performance to virtual platform

Arts & Culture

“Left and Right or Being who/where you are” brings political performance to virtual platform

February 16, 2021 0 comments

“Left and Right, or Being who/where you are,” a performance presented by the Brown Arts Initiative, held five shows last week, all of which sold out. The series of virtual performances began Feb. 10 and concluded Feb. 14. 

University student groups and faculty reflect on President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet, which the Senate began confirming Tuesday.

Metro, News

Students, faculty analyze what Biden’s cabinet means for America

January 19, 2021 0 comments

The Senate began confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet Jan. 19, ushering in the new Biden administration and a cabinet set to be the most diverse in American history. Half of the 26 nominees to the cabinet are people of color and 12 are women.

State Representative-elect David Morales MPA ’19 plans to push for affordable healthcare, housing and Green New Deal legislation in the RI state house.

News, University News

Guided by grassroots advocacy, David Morales MPA’19 will now enter R.I. State House

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Just under one year ago, David Morales MPA’19 was in the midst of organizing a protest for climate justice with Sunrise Rhode Island. Now, he’s the District 7 state representative-elect, and he has no plans to stop advocating for progressive causes. 

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

Columns, Opinions

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

November 18, 2020 3 comments

The immediate and negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are innumerable: serious illness, worsening mental health, economic downturn and more.

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

Op-eds, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

November 17, 2020 1 comment

Following a turning point in American history, President-elect Joe Biden must prepare to enter an ideological arena that has been freshly impacted by the controversial appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which created a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority.

Despite University policies prohibiting professors from taking political stances in classes, many professors provided accommodations or discussions to help students deal with the stress of the Presidential Election last week.

News, University News

Amid anxiety over U.S. Election results, professors pressed on with class

November 13, 2020 0 comments

For students like Renee Clairvoyant ’23, the uncertainty of last week’s election made it difficult to focus. “It was like my chest felt heavy,” Clairvoyant said. “I kept checking the maps every five minutes. I couldn’t really think about anything else.”

Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

October 30, 2020 1 comment

If President Donald Trump is defeated in this election, he is going to leave office. Despite what some alarmists in the New York Times might say, he will not try to retain power; there will be no coup d’état.