Stranger in a Strange Land

A Midwesterner in New England. October 3rd. On this day in the world: The day of Germany’s Reunification Iraq’s Independence Day On this day for me: My old friend’s birthday Got a paper due tomorrow I should really be writing this article On this day in New England: TOM BRADY HAS RETURNED NFL IS RIGGED // DEFLATEGATE WAS A SCAM PATRIOTS PATRIOTS #1 PATRIOTS There are very few things in the world as stressful as the first round of midterms, as confusing as the weather in Boston each day, or as difficult as being a Chicago Bears fan in New …






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The Unlikely Candidate

An interview with Laurence Kotlikoff. It is hard to argue against the overwhelming consensus that this election has left voters choosing the “lesser of two evils” option rather than the best one. We see few glimpses of voters that feel utterly passionate about the candidate they support, in particular when one compares this to the attitudes of several million Americans prior to President Obama’s election victory in 2008. Perhaps it is understandable given the rocky, scandal-ridden, and seemingly power-hungry conceptions of the Clintons that have been perpetuated in the media, and the unpredictable, gaffe-prone, and sometimes outright nonsensical image of …






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Jeb! in the Forum

Annual Edwin L. Godkin Lecture at HKS. On Thursday, September 29, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics hosted Jeb Bush for the Harvard Kennedy School’s annual Edwin L. Godkin lecture. Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and one of this cycle’s numerous candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, Jeb(!) left a positive impression on most of those in attendance. A visiting fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Bush has distinguished himself as a leader in the realm of education …






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Faculty Council Delays Motion Against Club Sanctions

The Faculty motion against Dean Khurana’s proposed sanctions will now be discussed on November 1. Last week, the Harvard Independent reported on the faculty initiated motion that would revoke Dean Khurana’s sanctions against single gender clubs. The original motion, sponsored by Professor Harry R. Lewis, ’68 and eleven others, was originally meant to go up for discussion on October 4. However, due to certain misunderstandings over the motion during the previous week’s meeting, discussion over the motion has now been deferred. Lewis said that the October 4 meeting coincided with Rosh Hashanah, and “more than one” signatories observe the Jewish holiday. “I …






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