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The “Buffet Rule” and the politics of taxation

Staff Editorial Isolating the multitude of inequalities that are inherent to our contemporary social structures is a reasonably effortless task. From health care to environmental policy, our notions of justice and liberty for all in a society are counteracted and replaced with institutional unfairness time and time again. But perhaps the most palpable embodiment of… Keep Reading

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The unspoken violence in the college Greek system

Staff Editorial In the “bubble” that is Swarthmore College, it’s often easy to forget that the vast array of higher education options don’t all subscribe to the same sort of unique progressive cultural assumptions that we do. Not all universities and colleges — in fact, barely any — purport Quaker values and its accompanying noble… Keep Reading

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Even at Swarthmore, we are all Trayvon Martin

Staff Editorial Race and politics have historically converged in the context of national tragedy. Joining the long list of lawful injustices is the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old African-American male Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The elements of the case are simple yet nuanced, as American social issues customarily are: the unarmed Trayvon was shot… Keep Reading

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Talking the talk, but not walking the walk at Swat

Staff Editorial Social dialogue is often pillared by two concerns: commerciality and civic cataclysms. That is to say, we usually reach for the language of diversity and tolerance when we either want to promote something as particularly diverse or tolerant, or when we want to understand, and ultimately extinguish, instances of homogeneity and intolerance. In… Keep Reading

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