• Radical, Illiberal, Leftist

    Richard J. Ellis’s The Dark Side of the Left: Illiberal Egalitarianism in America While the Right is stereotypically considered rigid and dogmatic, inflexibility and illiberality exist just as firmly in the Left. Within the Left, however, it seems to be [...]

  • The Predictive Failure of the NSA

    The Predictive Failure of the NSA

    How wide-sweeping ‘security’ attacks our freedom and makes us less safe. We know who caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Federal Bureau of Investigation agents storming at a boat after a daylong manhunt across Boston. The interesting question is: Who didn’t catch him? [...]

  • The Model Congressman

    The Model Congressman

    Justin Amash (R-MI) is Brown’s unlikely bedfellow for good government. ‘Good Government’ is not only an ideal — it’s a class at Brown. Public policy concentrators who’ve taken the requisite intro class can learn about the core moral and philosophical [...]

  • Lawsuits and Health Care: Where will it end?

    Civil lawsuit fairness in a world with ‘free’ services.’ Lawsuit abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, affecting people from all walks of life. Among those impacted most are medical professionals who face soaring medical liability insurance rates [...]

  • Optical Solution

    Optical Solution

    A fiber-optic grid is an infrastructure project everyone can get behind. Brown-EZ. Brown-Secure. Brown-Guest. These, as every Brown student knows, are the main wi-fi networks on campus. Forgive me if I’ve lost you: Brown’s so-called wireless Internet probably deserves to [...]

  • Cybersecurity and the Importance of Privacy

    Cybersecurity and the Importance of Privacy

    It’s easy to feel that Big Brother is watching you. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, then-President George W. Bush signed into a law a controversial wiretapping bill in 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act — an Orwellian [...]


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