Topic: politics

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.”

UCS designated Turning Point USA as a category I student organization. It does not receive funding from the University but the club can fundraise and participate in student activities fairs.

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UCS approves chapter of national right-wing organization

December 5, 2018 1 comment

The Undergraduate Council of Students recently approved a campus chapter of Turning Point USA, a nonprofit that promotes “principles of freedom, free market and limited government” on college campuses, according to its website.

R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

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R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Islanders showed up and went blue Tuesday, with the highest midterm voter turnout in over a decade. Voters elected a Democratic majority across every statewide and federal office and approved a $250 million bond issue to rebuild schools.

The co-presidents of the Brown Republicans, Julian Haag ’20 and Nick Guarino ’20, look on as the midterm election results from the Indiana senate race flash on the screen.

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Students watch election with caution, optimism

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Brown students gathered to watch the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections as the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives and Republicans added to their majority in the Senate.

University allows press to film, photograph Warren speech

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University allows press to film, photograph Warren speech

November 7, 2018 0 comments

The University revoked and altered its “pencil press” media policy for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-MA, speech today after receiving criticism from local publications and community members.

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Election day, by the numbers

November 4, 2018 0 comments
Kelly Rogers MPP ’12 spoke about her experience in General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s ’06 office and her hope to pursue an MBA.

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Deputy treasurer discusses career following Brown

October 31, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island Deputy Treasurer Kelly Rogers visited the Watson Institute of Public Affairs Wednesday afternoon to talk to students about her experiences in politics after her time at Brown.

Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

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Fernandez ’21: Reconsidering capitalism as the only option

October 30, 2018 1 comment

The Political Theory Project hosted a Janus Forum called “Urban Policy in the 21st Century” Oct. 25 to discuss the future of economic policy in the United States.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 1 comment

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

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Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

October 4, 2018 0 comments

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.”