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On Compromise

With Congress’s approval rating hovering just around 14 percent, I think it is safe to say that what many people would like to see in the new session of Congress is compromise. However, compromise is often problematic, and, as Paul Krugman said in a recent New York Times article, “implying a symmetry between Republicans and […]

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Romney’s social policy represents a step backward for America

In recent weeks leading up to the presidential election, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been trying to gain support from women voters. While both candidates float the same general statements about increasing opportunities and support for women in the workforce, Romney’s record reveals a deep opposition to increased women’s rights in many ways. […]

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A Balanced Approach

Whoever takes the oath on January 20 will face the daunting challenge of stabilizing the unsustainable levels of debt that our nation continues to accumulate. During the last four years, the debt has increased by six trillion dollars. The growing costs of entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security will only make this problem more […]

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It happens here, too. Bates needs to change the way we deal with sexual assault.

Judging from the number of students at NESCAC colleges who have come forward following former Amherst student Angie Epifano’s account in the Amherst Student of the horrifying details of her rape and the college’s inappropriate response and lack of support, one might say that it would not be surprising if a Bates student were to […]

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Dress nice, make ‘em look twice

Women Advocacy Group’s soiree and reactions to sexual assault controversy at Amherst This past Saturday evening, the Bates Women’s Advocacy Group held their first-ever Soiree, held from 8-11pm in the Little Room in Chase. It was advertised as a “classy and elegant evening” and expectations were surely met with delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by the Bread Shack and a […]