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This Morning

I am fairly certain that you can see the entire world here in just your morning commute.

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Next To Me Stood A Seemingly Middle

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Editorials

A Troubling Lack of Transparency

The right to freedom of the press was established to keep the people informed; and while the government reserves the ability to keep certain classified material from the public for our own safety, it is harmful to our very democracy when taken too far.

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A Needed Change

It is commendable that Harvard will catch up to its peer institutions, though unfortunate that it took a major cheating scandal to catalyze that needed transformation.

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Keep the Licenses Flowing

As Cambridge can attest, unfettered awarding of licenses is good for the economy, and likely does not pose much of a hazard to public safety.

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Add Value to Visitas

Harvard should not rest on its laurels. Harvard should not assume that any given student will—and should—attend. Instead, Harvard should show students everything it has to offer, from the academic to the extracurricular to the social.

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Single Payer Reform: The Right Choice for Massachusetts

Only one gubernatorial candidate has both the expertise and political will to implement Medicare-for-all in Massachusetts: Don Berwick.

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Letter to the Editor

Warren Tolman, throughout this campaign and his career, has presented a bold vision for progressive leadership.

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Letter to the Editor

I am confident that knowledgeable readers will acknowledge the intellectual fairness and ongoing commitment to supporting academic freedom in Thailand.

Troubles with Thai Studies

As human rights in Thailand deteriorate under a military junta, Harvard is collaborating with key supporters of the recent coup to create a permanent Thai Studies program at the university.

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Summer Postcards 2014

I Met a British Spy

I met a British spy on the train.

Columns

Home Alone

This was not the way that things should have gone, in fact, it was the ideal set-up. My parents were away for the weekend, and I had the house to myself. Despite promising my mother that I wouldn’t touch her white wine or ruin the hardwood floors, I was more than prepared to throw a rager with the three people that I still kept in contact with from high school.

Columns

Don't Know Much About History

The chief of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri made an incredible statement after his community became the focus of national attention. In discussing his work with the Justice Department's "community relations team" to improve his rapport with the citizens of Ferguson, he stated, "I told them, 'Tell me what to do, and I'll do it.'"

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This Is My Wall

Praying with Women of the Wall showed me that women can speak up within religious spaces, and that’s okay. It’s more than okay. It’s good. It’s desirable. Praying with WoW helped me claim the Wall, and by extension all spaces of prayer, as my own.

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Widening The Gap

The upper class is dominating the college degree game, and all indicators such as early life success and state budget cuts imply that this divergence will only continue to intensify. Though the economy is recovering from the depths of 2008, the lower classes have not recovered. Despite being a beacon of hope to many Americans, higher education is only adding fuel to the fire.

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Harvard Test Drives L.A.

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Why You Shouldn't Trust Malcolm Gladwell

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An Open Letter to My Unpaid Internship

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The State and Censorship

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Transatlanticism

It’s weird being in a country where things just seem to work.

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Letter to the Editor

Maura is a first time candidate for public office, but her campaign is already a bright spot in Massachusetts politics.

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Land of Fog

I don’t trust that the sky will wax dark or that day will become night, but I’m not fearful either way. Here, I can believe in perpetuity.

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Why Vivek Murthy Matters

Murthy is a gifted leader, a compassionate physician, and a thoughtful policymaker.

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I Am Not at a Cafe

Fantasies are amusing to have, but in the end reality always wins.

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These Pogroms Are Personal

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Flowering Narcissus

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Adventures in Separation and Spain

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Dare to Dye

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