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The Oberlin Review

Journalists Must Remain Adversarial

Editorial Board
February 3
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

“You’re not supposed to be sycophants,” Barack Obama told journalists in his final press conference as president. “You’re supposed to be skeptics; you’re supposed to ask me tough questions.” President Obama’s message could not be more timely for those covering President Trump’s administra...

Oberlin Must Not Settle for Silence in Wake of Election

Editorial Board
November 11
Filed under Commentary, Editorials, OPINIONS

Despite a commendable effort by Hillary Clinton supporters, Lorain County went red on Tuesday by fewer than 400 votes. Though many Oberlin students are devastated by the result, for many in nearby residences, President-elect Donald Trump was the clear choice. Now more than ever, we must take advantag...

Cynical Politics Must Not Overwhelm Hope

Anjali Kolachalam, Contributing Writer
November 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Like many of you on campus today, I am still coming to terms with what happened Tuesday. What happened being, of course, that the U.S. elected Donald Trump as our next president. Even writing out that sentence makes me sick. To cope, I rewatched several of President Barack Obama’s speeches, including the...

Students Reject Dissenting Opinions

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Obies and their family members congregated in the Carnegie Building’s Root Room to hear NPR Radiolab host Robert Krulwich, OC ’69, give a talk titled “Oberlin Itches, So I Scratch: A Private 50 Year Fight With My College” at The Friends of the Library’s annual dinner Saturday night. While Krulwic...

Obamacare Needs Clinton’s Reforms

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
November 4
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As decent as Barack Obama was, most white Americans did not vote for him even though they had two chances — first in 2008 and again in 2012. The reason that they did not vote for the first black president was, arguably, possibly due more to their disagreement with his policies than with the...

Conservatives Employ Dated Image of America

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
February 27
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On July 16, 1984, then-Governor of New York Mario Cuomo gave a stirring keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Though Walter Mondale — the Democratic nominee for President — faced long odds against formidable incumbent President Ronald Reagan, Cuomo brought the crowd to its feet by...

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