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Taking The Lead

A group of Providence students and parents just made national news by suing Rhode Island. They allege that the state’s failure to provide civic education in public schools violates students’ constitutional rights—by failing to educate students ...

Taking The Lead

A group of Providence students and parents just made national news by suing Rhode Island. They allege that the state’s failure to provide civic education in public schools violates students’ constitutional rights—by failing to educate students ...

Be Careful What You Vouch For

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Be Careful What You Vouch For

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Racing Against Time

For many, the winter months mean more than holidays and spending time with family; breaks from work or school are often associated with a long awaited trip to the slopes. Skiing has become an important tradition for people looking to escape the bustl...

Racing Against Time

For many, the winter months mean more than holidays and spending time with family; breaks from work or school are often associated with a long awaited trip to the slopes. Skiing has become an important tradition for people looking to escape the bustl...

Keepin’ It Brief

There’s no denying that we currently live in an age of social media, where Twitter serves as the main method of communication between the leader of the free world and his electorate; yet the White House press briefing remains the traditional channe...

Keepin’ It Brief

There’s no denying that we currently live in an age of social media, where Twitter serves as the main method of communication between the leader of the free world and his electorate; yet the White House press briefing remains the traditional channe...

No Taxation Without Expatriation

Meet Fabien Lehagre. He moved from California to France at the age of two when his French father and American mother divorced. Now, in his thirties, Lehagre works as a salesman for an oil company in Littany, France. Recently, his bank requested his s...

No Taxation Without Expatriation

Meet Fabien Lehagre. He moved from California to France at the age of two when his French father and American mother divorced. Now, in his thirties, Lehagre works as a salesman for an oil company in Littany, France. Recently, his bank requested his s...

Revamping Consent Decrees

Vampire Weekend is back. And for every pretentious twenty-something who likes alluding to Brideshead Revisited and sleeping with a copy of In Search of Lost Time, that sonorous blessing carries all the weight and memory of Proust’s madeleine. But t...

Revamping Consent Decrees

Vampire Weekend is back. And for every pretentious twenty-something who likes alluding to Brideshead Revisited and sleeping with a copy of In Search of Lost Time, that sonorous blessing carries all the weight and memory of Proust’s madeleine. But t...

The Price of Reform

In 1955, Jonas Salk announced that his polio vaccine was 90 percent effective and safe to distribute to children and adults. After deciding not to patent the vaccine, Salk forfeited an estimated $2 billion in profit in order to provide low-cost acces...

The Price of Reform

In 1955, Jonas Salk announced that his polio vaccine was 90 percent effective and safe to distribute to children and adults. After deciding not to patent the vaccine, Salk forfeited an estimated $2 billion in profit in order to provide low-cost acces...

The Rhode to Recovery

Although America’s opioid epidemic is already killing formerly incarcerated individuals at staggering rates, prison and jails across the nation continue to fuel the crisis. For decades, we have been told by medical professionals that addiction is a...

The Rhode to Recovery

Although America’s opioid epidemic is already killing formerly incarcerated individuals at staggering rates, prison and jails across the nation continue to fuel the crisis. For decades, we have been told by medical professionals that addiction is a...

Stepping Up

After taking control of the House in November, Democrats prioritized voting reform with the introduction of H.R. 1. The bill represents Democrats’ attempt to follow through on their espoused commitment to fixing American democracy by seeking to mak...

Stepping Up

After taking control of the House in November, Democrats prioritized voting reform with the introduction of H.R. 1. The bill represents Democrats’ attempt to follow through on their espoused commitment to fixing American democracy by seeking to mak...

Bad Refugees and Recalcitrant Countries

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...

Bad Refugees and Recalcitrant Countries

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...

Joke Like an Egyptian

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...

Joke Like an Egyptian

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...

Suspension Intervention

Horace Mann, a champion of public schools and a Brown alumnus, dubbed education the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.” However, current punitive policies proliferating in today’s public schools are preventing the US education system fr...

Suspension Intervention

Horace Mann, a champion of public schools and a Brown alumnus, dubbed education the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.” However, current punitive policies proliferating in today’s public schools are preventing the US education system fr...