Tarina Quraishi of the Crimson suggests in a recent piece that there is a greater danger present in the HPV vaccine debate than the threat of the Bachmann campaign imploding. As Quraishi explains, few win with a misinformed public making decisions about health based on emotions. Read the full article at the Crimson.
Paul Schied starts a discussion on what he sees as a stunningly impractical provision of the president’s jobs plan, and questions whether unemployment discrimination suits will have the desired effect. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
In a recent opinion piece for the Crimson, Jackson Cashion argues that the Harvard College Republicans and Democrats have lost their way. Cashion asserts that the two groups tow the party line instead of representing the unique views of the students and serving the school. Read the full article at the Crimson.
Anwar Al-Awlaki is dead. We killed him. The man who we fingered as a siren of terror, who allegedly brought scores of converts to Al-Qaeda, including the Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab, and the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan. To phrase it less positively, the United States government without trial, judicial oversight, or even a … Read more
Harvard Political Review writer Humza Bokhari asks the question on everyone’s minds regarding special elections: do they matter? He dissects the myth of momentum and elucidates the role of the media in making special elections predictive. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
The Euro is in trouble, and its current problems were predicted even before the currency’s introduction. In a recent piece for the Harvard Political Review, Gram Slattery explains why analysts who warned against the Euro were right and how the Eurozone should proceed. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
The Chinese television show Super Girls, an American idol knockoff that airs in China, had over 400 million people tune into its season finale in 2005 and continued to command a large viewership. Even as a proportion of the Chinese population, such a level of success in the United States would be roughly equivalent to … Read more
Harvard took a controversial step this year with its new Freshman Values Pledge. Harvard Political Review writer Andrew Seo jumps into the debate, arguing that the Pledge is merely a “half-hearted attempt at addressing a non-issue.” Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
It is just about four months until the primary elections of 2012 begin, and the GOP candidates are squaring off regularly to debate in hopes of gaining some popularity and support heading into the upcoming elections. But how much do these debates really matter? Debates have the ability to shed light on what candidates believe … Read more
Throughout history, many people have posited the “end of history” as a certain form of government, whether communist, absolute monarchy, or most recently, liberal democracy, that is the ultimate formulation of human society and to which, no other legitimate contenders can or should arise as challengers. Most recently, this concept was laid forth by Francis … Read more