Politics

Diplomat Richard Haas speaks on the state of democracy in the US

Veteran diplomat, author, and president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haas spoke on campus about the state of democracy in the United States as part of the Elliot H. Stein Lecture in Ethics, April 1. 

| Staff Writer

Saving TikTok is not saving democracy

Regulating TikTok should be encouraged. The current state of social media should not.

| Contributing Writer

Political art expo brings St. Louis perspectives to WashU

Alpha Omega, a city-wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted a political art exposition titled “This Little Light of Mine,” Jan. 31.

and | Contributing and Staff Writers

Halfway across the new semester: Dialogue Across Difference course develops skills for a polarized world

Last week marked the midway point of Washington University’s new Dialogue Across Difference course (DxD), an eight-week, one-credit class dedicated to fostering productive conversation about challenging topics and sociocultural differences. 

| Contributing Writer

Sympathy for the devil: Amala Ekpunobi and the free speech dilemma

There is no good way to resist a demon but to ruthlessly examine what we believe and why we believe it, lest we uncritically accept ideas that are not ours.

| Staff Writer

It’s time that Missouri leaders denounce Josh Hawley

As Missourians, we must push leaders to denounce this act and demand better representation.

| Staff Writer

I’m not rooting for everybody Black

But today, looking back on Obama’s legacy and looking ahead to Kamala’s, I can no longer afford to fall into the comfort that seeing a Black person succeed brings me.

Jamila Dawkins | Forum Editor

‘I would encourage a posture of humility and inquiry’: WU professors talk religion and academia

A few weeks ago I spoke with professors John Inazu and Mark Valeri to discuss some aspects of the 2020 election. Both professors brought up topics unrelated to the election, like religion in academia, that I found fascinating. The following Q&A is a combination of our first and second talks, shortened and edited for clarity.

| Staff Writer

Consider not talking about it

Here’s my seemingly-backwards call to action: consider inaction. When you’re banging your head against a wall of ideology that doesn’t match your own values, and it’s doing more harm than good, stop.

Olivia Poolos | Staff Writer

Campus Crossfire debate highlights political differences between WU students

The 2020 Campus Crossfire debate featured a fast-paced discussion with few areas of overlap between representatives from the College Democrats and College Republicans.

Em McPhie | Senior News Editor

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