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Topic: Trump

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

Columns, Opinions

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

February 18, 2021 4 comments

“How do you know a politician is lying?” asks one folksy joke. “His lips are moving,” goes the punchline, playing off the conventional wisdom that all we can trust politicians to do is be untrustworthy.

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.

Brown community reflects on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, future of SCOTUS

News, University News

Brown community reflects on passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, future of SCOTUS

September 27, 2020 0 comments

In 2002, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the baccalaureate address to the University’s graduating seniors and told a story about a time a student asked her what America’s biggest problem would be as the new century began.

Max Pushkin ’22.5, Dylan Douglas ’22, and Ben Lipson ’22 worked on Will Cunningham ’07’s campaign for Congress together before creating the political action committee Make Room recently.

News, University News

Brown students found progressive political action committee

September 9, 2020 0 comments

When Max Pushkin ’22.5, Dylan Douglas ’22 and Ben Lipson ’22.5 reluctantly finished their work on Will Cunningham’s ’07 campaign for Congress they wondered what more they could do to push progressive candidates and policies.

Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

Columns, Opinions

Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

April 16, 2020 3 comments

In my last column, shortly before classes were canceled and campus closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I pointed out that the U.S. was setting itself up for a public health disaster because of the nearly absurd inadequacy of its response to the coronavirus.

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

Columns, Opinions

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 Comments are Disabled

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman described working with her students at Columbia Journalism School to document stories of those deported to dangerous circumstances.

News, University News

New Yorker writer talks relationship between journalism, black holes

April 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When the first image of a black hole was revealed to the world Wednesday, New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman felt moved by the connections between the scientific discovery and her worldview of journalism.

Acosta and Klein '80, who hired Acosta, spoke in Stephen Robert Hall Wednesday to talk about restoring public trust in the media.

News, University News

CNN’s Jim Acosta talks Trump, journalism’s future

April 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Faced with “fake news” accusations from President Donald Trump himself, Chief White House Correspondent for CNN Jim Acosta knows a thing or two about standing tough in the heavily scrutinized “new frontier of journalism.”

Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

Metro, News

Trump’s disapproval rating increases in R.I.

October 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

President Trump’s disapproval rating in Rhode Island hit 61 percent this September — increasing from 46 percent at the start of his term — according to data from Morning Consult.

Employee donations favor Democrats

News, University News

Employee donations favor Democrats

October 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This midterm election season, Brown faculty and staff are donating overwhelmingly to Democratic campaigns, following a historical trend of supporting left-leaning candidates.