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THE UNDEFINED PARTY

Opinions, Feb 26 2009

by Sean Quigley

Two years ago, a Barrington resident and owner of a Warwick-based software company Ken Block created the so-called Moderate Party of …

I SAY

Opinions, Feb 26 2009

by Phinneus Q. Huxworthy

"To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of …

"IN THIS I WON'T PARTICIPATE"

Opinions, Feb 12 2009

by Margaree Little

For this week's Opinions page, I asked two writers, one involved with pro-Israeli efforts and another involved with pro-Palestinian efforts, to …

OUR MORAL LINK TO HAMAS'S DESTRUCTION

Opinions, Feb 12 2009

by Harry Reis

For this week's Opinions page, I asked two writers, one involved with pro-Israeli efforts and another involved with pro-Palestinian efforts, to …

A CRY THAT WAS NO MORE THAN A WHISPER

Opinions, Feb 05 2009

by Sandra Allen

In her Senate confirmation hearing at the end of last month, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton listed scores of imminent dangers …

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE

Opinions, Nov 20 2008

by Zak Stone

Finally, the Tex-Mex-eating Bushes are leaving the White House. However, one thing that won't change when the Obamas arrive is the …

FEARLESSNESS AND LOVING IN NORTH CAROLINA: A HOPE-TASTIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE POLITICS OF DEMOGRAPHIC EMPOWERMENT By Dan MacCombie

Opinions, Nov 13 2008

On November 3, 2004, I swore off national politics. The 'wedge issues,' the Swift Boat attacks, the seeming nonsense of the …

THE ONE THAT WORKED: ON THE SUCCESS OF BUSH'S WAR ON AIDS

Opinions, Nov 13 2008

by Sandra Allen

Sixty-one percent of historians believe that Bush is the worst president in our nation's history, according to a recent History News …

TWO ELECTION RESPONSES

Opinions, Nov 06 2008

by Chris Duffy

I remember when the bomb went off, not knowing whether my dad was one of the bodies they pulled from the …

ECONOMIES OF SCALES: MARINE ENVIRONMENT WON'T BENEFIT BY PUTTING LOCAL FISHERMEN OUT OF BUSINESS

Opinions, Oct 30 2008

by Katie Okamoto

All along the docks at the fishing port of Point Judith, at the very tip of southern Rhode Island, big draggers …

PRICE TAG POLITICS: WHY WHAT THE CANDIDATES WEAR DOESN'T (AND SHOULDN'T) MATTER

Opinions, Oct 23 2008

by Adrienne Langlois

As temperatures drop and Wall Street's many mergers pile up like so many cars in line for not enough gas, so …

DISPATCHES FROM THE POLITICAL FRINGE by Alyssa Ratledge

Opinions, Oct 23 2008

In the weeks leading to the election, The Independent will solicit and relegate to a sidebar the political perspectives of Brown …

IT'S ALL 'GOTCHA JOURNALISM': MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND THE (NOT SO PURE) PURSUIT OF TRUTH By Jonathan Topaz

Opinions, Oct 09 2008

Throughout history, no presidential race has received as much media scrutiny as the current 2008 campaign. But the 24-hour news cycle, …

RIPTA: SERVICE CUTS THREATEN THE LIVELIHOOD OF THOUSANDS OF RHODE ISLANDERS an opinion by Baird Bream

Opinions, Oct 02 2008

Throughout Rhode Island, the wheels on the bus are in danger of grinding to a halt. The Rhode Island Public Transit …

ALL THE CORPORATIONS' MEN: ON HOW FAIR ELECTION REFORM CAN WEAKEN THE CORPORATE GRASP ON AMERICAN POLITICS by Jon Bogard

Opinions, Sep 25 2008

Federal Inmate 15623-014 is better known as former Connecticut Governor John Rowland. He spent nearly a year in federal prison, four …

ANTI-FUR AND BOCA BURGERS: STEREOTYPES AND REALITIES OF VEGANISM by Gowri Chandra

Opinions, Apr 17 2008

Vegan strip club: these words caught my attention on the New York Times website a few weeks ago and, intrigued, I …

CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLE (EASTERN) MAN: HOW TO INCLUDE ARAB-AMERICANS, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BOX

Opinions, Apr 03 2008

On every application, questionnaire and survey, I anticipate the Race and Ethnicity section, hoping that Middle Eastern-American or Arab-American or From-a-Country-with-Oil-American …

High-Profile Prostitution

the New York Times fumbles the Spitzer scandal

Opinions, Mar 20 2008

by Britt Harwood

Have you heard about Kristen? Or--sorry--maybe I should call her Ashley Alexandra Dupré? If you haven't, you must not have read …

Did Not / Did Too

ideological extremism and Japan's problem with history

Opinions, Mar 13 2008

by David Feldmanbe

Japan was given an unexpected shock this past week after a public suicide that left the press hungry for details. On …

In Blind Pursuit of the Invisible

what happened to the war on terror

Opinions, Mar 13 2008

by Rohan Maddamsetti

Nine days after the fall of the World Trade Center, President Bush declared war on global terrorism. It has been more …

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Brown, RISD, and campus crime reporting

Opinions, Mar 13 2008

by Kat Stoeffel

People of interest flyers are not rare on College Hill. A laptop goes missing, security video camera footage is scanned, and …

Check Out My Sweet Archaeopteryx

thinking of inking in a time of cultural polarity

Opinions, Mar 06 2008

by Katie Okamoto

"The tat is of a sea urchin egg, two cell embryo, blastula, gastrula, prism stage and pluteus larval stage. Or, as …

Citizen Science

whose fault is it that nobody understands science writing

Opinions, Feb 28 2008

by Katie Okamoto

The public's knowledge of science relies for the most part on scientists, who are as well known for their eloquence as …

The Ethics of Genetics

Opinions, Feb 28 2008

by Rohan Madamsetti

No one knows how to save Cameroon's rainforest. Since 2001, Joseph Matta, the Cameroonian Minister of Forestry, has been trying to …

Mixed Messages

considering Brown University and undergraduate education

Opinions, Feb 14 2008

by Bee Cleveland

"A Plan for Strengthening the College Experience at Brown." The subtitle of the report released this January by the Brown University …

In Need of New Blood

When it comes to donor discrimination, blame the feds

Opinions, Feb 14 2008

by Robert Moor

Staring up into the dusty rafters of Brown's Sayles Hall, I lie on my back and feel the blood drain out …

The Vagina Dialogue

Take off that underwear

Opinions, Mar 17 2005

by Christi Laquer & Scott Kolp

Eve Ensler says she is worried about the vagina. So are we. To paraphrase Eve Ensler's introduction to her acclaimed theatrical …