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November 15, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Dear Secretary Clinton

Dear Secretary Clinton: Thank you. Thank you for your dignity, for your strength of character, for your compassion, for showing us that America has a place for all Americans. Thank you for showing us what it means to dedicate your life to public service, to serving children and families, to … Read More

November 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: It wasn’t bigotry, it was simply trade

Wisconsin. Michigan. Pennsylvania. The three states that will forever be associated with stopping the first female nominee of a major party from breaking the glass ceiling. The three states that let Republicans gain control of the White House, giving them control over the entire legislative process. Go check Facebook … Read More

November 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Voting season is only beginning

Your most important vote was not cast on November 8th. Even if every Democrat under the Princeton umbrella swapped to Trump, New Jersey state totals would not change by a single percentage point. Who Princeton voted for did not matter, and we can use this to dodge responsibility. But … Read More

November 13, 2016

Still we rise: thoughts on the 2016 presidential election

I keep expecting to wake up, as though the election of Donald Trump was just a nightmare.  Parts of this our campus and our country have gone through the cycles of grief, all in the short span of a few days.  Tumbling and turning, trying to find the right way … Read More

November 10, 2016

Letter to the editor: The system isn’t broken

The election of Donald Trump tapped into something that we, at a liberal-leaning institution of higher education, are simply not exposed to. Clearly something that fell flat here resonated across the rest of America, as close to half of U.S. voters chose to select him on their ballot. The Americans … Read More

November 9, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Conceding privilege

Yesterday morning, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama made public statements regarding Donald Trump’s impending presidency. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton sold the rest of us down the river. Conceding and even promising to work with a Trump presidency flies in the face of what purported values Democrats … Read More

November 7, 2016

Letter to the Editor: A tale of two rallies

I joke that Princeton gave us fall break so we could come home and fulfill our civic duties, but the stakes have never been higher in sunny Michigan, a traditionally Democratic-leaning state. Just last week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton visited for campaign rallies, and I attended both. Read More

November 7, 2016

At least as reliable as Andrew Jackson

Newt Gingrich, when asked last month whether Donald Trump is mentally suited for the presidency, replied “sure” and followed up by likening Trump to Andrew Jackson. While Gingrich likely intended to praise Trump, his apt comparison should cause voters to be concerned. For the 2016 election, it is … Read More

November 6, 2016

No such thing as a free lunch

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch I spend much of my time at Princeton going to events. Lectures, performances, panels—you name it, I’m there. I think: Free cultural and educational events, better take advantage! Maybe they’ll make me a better person somehow! But I’ve begun to … Read More

October 27, 2016

Dyson shares unconventional advice about future

World-renowned theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson shared a lifetime’s worth of wisdom about the future while dining with 30 members of Princeton Envision. Dyson urged Americans to plan more on a macroscale and to be careful about misestimating the impact of solar energy and robots. For the short term, … Read More