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Of “A Gay Girl in Damascus” and the Real New Media

I suggest tuning into the medium-sized brouhaha that has emerged in the wake of “A Gay Girl in Damascus” – an affair far more morally and politically significant than what a Long Island congressman decided to do with his digitally-rendered private parts.


Anthony Weiner’s Corruption

The relationship between representative and represented is sacred, and by trading political admiration for sexual gratification, Anthony Weiner corrupted that relationship.


McCain Clears the Air on Torture

In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, the merits of enhanced interrogation are at issue again.  Required reading on the topic is Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday.  For anyone who distinguishes between “new McCain” and “old McCain,” this is old McCain at his finest: principled, independent, and convincing. […]


The Edwards Middle School Writes About Politics

For the past ten weeks, writers from the Harvard Political Review have been meeting with 6th graders from the Clarence R Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA to talk about politics and the fundamentals of journalism. Together, we’ve taken on some of the biggest issues facing our country — from health care reform, to education policy, […]


Policing the Line: Challenges on the US/Mexico Border: Drugs, Violence and Terror

As a member of the audience for the panel discussion on challenges facing the US and Mexico,  I really enjoyed the discussion on the drug war and its implications for public policy. Moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Phillip Heymann, there was plenty of discussion about the implications of sustained violence and drug trafficking from what […]


Smoking at Harvard

Harvard needs to better understand why some of its students smoke and how to help them quit/