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Banned Without a Cause?

What a shamefully discriminatory institution is the U.S. military! None can dispute the damning fact: our armed services continue to

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Can't Buy Me Young Love

On Sunday The New York Times Magazine published an exploration of “Love in the 21st Century.” The Times covered all

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A Cauldron of Empty Metaphors

Last Friday, under a perfect Cantabridgian sky (magically arranged, of course), academically distinguished men and women garbed in hooded, harlequin

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The Media War

On the eve of the one-month anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, CNN.com ran a front-page headline that read,

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They Doth Protest Too Much

We have little memory for weather, but Yardstick recalls that last Monday the climate was not conducive to protesting Columbus

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Put Your Breast Foot Forward

As an English major and word-monger I was aghast when the my eyes skimmed over “Beauty and the Breast,” Glamour

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Gulf Oil, By the Numbers

Since Sept. 11, a number of people, from both the right and the left, have suggested that the U.S. reduce

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Citizen or CEO? Community or Corporation?

Is Harvard a company just like GM? Many of us would be dismayed by such a conception: students as consumers,

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Debt Relief, Global Poverty and Larry Summers

(Warning to readers: the following columns opens with an over-the-top name drop. Forgive me. It does help the story.) t

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Winning the War on Censorship

The war goes on. It is “every day, every night,” as President George W. Bush said, “unrelentingly.” Only we hear

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Our Town

Have you ever noticed that everything in Cambridge is just a little bit off? Hailing as I do from New

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Imagination Overdrive

Before Sept. 11, 2001 it was hard enough to pile down the jetway into the belly of a preposterous flying

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From Hypocrisy to Humanity

Others have been touched by American flags. By candlelight vigils in New York City and peace rallies on Widener steps.

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Pathological Progressivism

Most everyone at Harvard slaves and sweats over the social cause of their choice: “Ten dollars an hour!” “Color-blind love!”

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Space to Slow Down

This summer, Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 sent each of us a letter entitled “Slow down: Getting

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