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Our “apolitical” Stanford

This campus is a big world, and there are a lot of things to do. But our resources shouldn’t be seen as distractions – rather, Stanford’s strengths and intellectual firepower across the entire political spectrum are assets that we can leverage. We need to make talking politics cool, and new creations such as the Stanford Political Journal are a good start.

How the People’s Climate March shows that protest matters

n an era of massive political gridlock, the People’s Climate March reminded us that citizens can still demonstrate their power. In addition to hundreds of thousands across fifty countries, roughly 300,000 people filled the streets of Manhattan on September 21 to form not only the largest climate protest ever but also the biggest U.S. political demonstration of any kind in over a decade.

Social (r)evolution

Last Wednesday was the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin. February 12 isn’t a date I usually take particular note of. But this year, Darwin’s work on evolution happened to be at the forefront of my mind, due in part to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham a week prior. Taking on what’s become…