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Daniel E. Backman

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Stopping Court-Sanctioned Corruption

We might be at the cusp of political corruption not seen since the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.

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Our Democracy Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Indeed, in the wake of Citizens United and years of weak campaign finance laws, there is a lot we do not know about how our elected officials reached our TVs, our YouTube videos, and our ballots in the endless campaign leading up to Tuesday, November 6

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Does Harvard Place Enough Value on Academics?

Reality check: It is impossible for anyone to dictate exactly how anyone else should spend his time.

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Should The United States Use Drones for Military Operations?

Like any new invention, our understanding of how to best use drones is still evolving, and a critical public eye is key to ensure the proper development of drone doctrines.

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A Crisis of Our Choosing

On its face, the conventional wisdom is correct. America does have a debt problem

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Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization