Alixandra E. Smith

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End of the Road

Sitting in the Kirkland dining hall last Thursday, I divulged to a friend (with barely repressed excitement) that I would

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Hollywood Blackout

It has been 50 years since Edmund H. North, then a young member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA),

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Money Talks

With the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill finally up for debate in the Senate next week, the nation's attention has

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Not Easy Being Green

In a presidential campaign where the candidates were often criticized for being virtually indistinguishable from one another, there was one

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Pardon Me Please?

Former president Clinton swept out of office last month in a whirlwind eerily akin to the one he deposited on

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Taking the (Web) Test

In the cold light of a slushy Boston winter, the first reading/exam period of the new millennium is finally drawing

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Packaging the Presidency

Ahh, wintertime. In our materialistic society, 'tis the season for conspicuous consumption. As the leaves crunch underfoot and the air

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Only Ourselves to Blame

Fear not: This column will in no way attempt to lend significance to the sound and fury currently emanating from

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Cooking Up A Storm

On Sunday, as the clanging of the radiators shook Harvard students from their sleep with the announcement that another brutally

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Barlet for President in 2000

As a pseudo-New Yorker and an American of voting age, public television this Tuesday night should have been nothing less

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Rethinking the Abortion Pill

Last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the landmark decision to approve RU-486--otherwise known as "mifepristone"--for use in

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No Need for High-Tech Courts

Microsoft's carefully crafted appeal of the federal antitrust case decided against the company earlier this year resembled nothing so much

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A Maligned, but Useful, Service

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.--Flipping through Time Magazine last week, I came across a headline that jeered, "Who Needs Lawyers?" The story

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When Women Are At Stake

History does repeat itself: once again, the Anti-Federalists are dictating American legislative policy. From within their hallowed chambers, the Rehnquist

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All Quiet on the Financial Front

The late-breaking news on Friday read like a series of dispatches from the front lines. There were horrified first-hand accounts

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I Met a British Spy

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I Am Not at a Cafe

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Away in Argentina