COLUMN


3/9/2018 12:18am

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Column: A farewell to the Campus Y

Today is my last day as a co-president of the Campus Y, and as such I’ve decided to write at least one column that fully embraces the conflict of interest my position might represent while I still have it.


3/6/2018 7:59pm

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Column: Who's ready for Tucker?

 Maybe Tucker Carlson of Fox News coming to town means that UNC students can experience the benefits of a good contrarian, or as James Carville said in a quote used to promote the event, “one of the world’s great contrarians.” We are surely just as guilty as any other cohort of society of tunneling into our own biases and catering our media diet to fill our partisan appetites. Perhaps a bit of intellectual jostling is good for the mind every now and then. 


2/27/2018 10:59pm

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Column: Art and guns

It’s hard to retain perspective – to advocate for moderation, instead of quantum leaps of progress – in the wake of a tragedy as mind-numbingly horrific as the Parkland shooting. I, as much as the next appalled, pro-gun-control observer, want all the guns gone. Now, preferably.  


2/25/2018 7:49pm

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Column: Whose election was it anyway?

A proper democracy means that all citizens should have equal political power. Our current system of campaign finance results, instead, in a plutocracy — the wealthier a citizen is, the more influence he or she is able to exert on politicians and legislature. 


2/22/2018 11:54pm

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COLUMN: 125 years of change

The Daily Tar Heel has thrived for 125 years, and it will continue to thrive as long as there is a UNC around to report about.


2/11/2018 8:31pm

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Column: Marx, Lincoln and the Republican Party

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln would receive a letter from an organization known as the International Workingmen’s Association. The letter congratulated Lincoln on his reelection and praised his making the abolition of slavery into the Union’s mission during the Civil War.