The Stanford Daily is holding a Congressional debate on Tuesday, May 31st.
In the style of the New York Times’ Conversation column, the Stanford Daily’s two political columnists, Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna and Terence Zhao, discuss the question of electability with regards to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg. Ruairí: Terence, to start, I want to make it clear that I don’t believe either Clinton or Sanders to…
Lily Lamboy is a fourth-year Ph.D. in the political science department with a focus on political theory and social inequality. The Daily spoke with her about her path to gender inequality research as part of our new Glamorous Grad Students feature.
John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Bruce Friedrich, the executive director of The Good Food Institute and founding partner of New Crop Capital, will be participating in a debate on Weds. at 7:00 p.m. in Room 290 in the Law School. Mackey and Friedrich will argue that eating meat is not ethical/healthy against Stanford Debate Society members Jimmy Zhou ’18 and Jack Boffa ’18. The Daily had a conversation with Mackey and Friedrich before the debate about their interests in the area.
Anonymous forums, misused as they have been, can be a good alternative space for dialogue that complements the campus norm. Because of this, we should be trying to use anonymity in civil, productive ways instead of denouncing it as cowardly or corrupt.
I was surprised to find, in the pages of a respected and influential publication at my very own place of work, the notion that my queer family is a “caricature” of a family. This is not argument, but aggression, for which ignorance isn’t much of an excuse.
An argument that relies on this rhetorical ploy–that gets to avoid defending its weakest points, and obscures differences and logical links between different beliefs–is exactly what we need to avoid. In order to formulate intelligent policy, we must seek to elevate reason over rhetoric–and always be wary of the motte and bailey.
As we eagerly await the election outcome, we take a look at the two candidates’ fashion mettle – and their wives’, too.