If the new Congress can’t come up with a new, positive vision for addressing our economic woes, this victory may well be pyrrhic come 2016.
The race isn’t just a referendum on the candidates’ beliefs; it’s also a referendum on the governing culture of Beacon Hill.
A new hawkishness has begun to creep in, and it’s creeping in at Obama’s expense.
To be sure, some institutional response was appropriate, but much of the response from the Christian community has itself been based on intolerance and the suppression of discourse.
When I found myself sequestered in my dorm in Cambridge while the police shut down an entire metro area in pursuit of two villains, I felt anything but resilient or tough or pragmatic. Rather, I felt irrational, and, in fact, a bit lame.
Far from broadening users’ political views, social media—at least in the case of Twitter—is creating echo chambers for increasingly cloistered partisan communities.
Ultimately, Faust’s statement fails to engage with an issue that she claims to recognize as “one of the world’s most consequential challenges.”
Eventually, it gets to a point where if we don’t post photos about our adventures or nights out on the town, we fear being perceived as boring.
So it seems that both the right and left have a dystopian image of our school, one in which we’re all brainwashed automata, trained to be either greedy, conformist free-marketeers or hardcore leftists.
No matter where the next pope comes from, the Church will still be complicit in the death and mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of AIDS victims and homosexuals throughout Africa.
I never seriously considered what the word “hero” meant until this fall.
The memoir of a malevolent, unbalanced cyberterrorist using uniquely modern tools to attack the author gives this text its strength; but esoteric literary allusions destroy the inherently interesting narrative.