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The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff: Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science

Off the Cuff: Jodi Dean, Professor of Political Science

Louis Krauss, News editor
March 10
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jodi Dean is a Political Science professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has written multiple books on political theory and communist revolution. Dean’s 2016 book, Crowds and Party, explains why movements such as Occupy Wall Street were unable to maintain momentum after they ended and ex...

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
April 1
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Gary Shteyngart, OC ’95, has written several novels and recently published his first memoir, Little Failure. His novels include works such as The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story. Shteyngart previously taught writing at Hunter College and now teaches at Colum...

Lying Embedded in Political Tradition

James Millette, Professor Emeritus, Africana Studies
May 8
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Poor Brian Williams! Now that we are all sticklers for truth, we just have no place in our noble profession for those who are fiddling with it. Tut! Tut! Time was when it was a hallmark of our profession to place false stories in random places so that they could be picked up as “sources”...

Jewish Community Must Include Diverse Politics

Oberlin College Hillel
April 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: We, the undersigned members of the Oberlin Jewish community and of Oberlin College Hillel, publicly announce our support of the Freedom Summer Veterans panel held on April 8, 2015. Inspired by their deep-seated Jewish values, these three activists have devoted their lives to social...

Lawmakers Stain Hoosier Name

Anne Buckwalter, Contributing Writer
April 3
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Elected officials in Indiana are disgracing the reputation of the Hoosier state. The fight against LGBT equality in Indiana flared up over a year ago, when legislators proposed an amendment to the Indiana constitution, HJR-3, that would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman. An Indiana...

Nemtsov Killing Should Prompt Introspection Alongside Condemnation

Editorial Board
March 6
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

When prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on a Moscow street last Friday, days before he was slated to lead a major anti-government protest, global leaders rallied behind familiar cries. Nemtsov, an ardent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had been well known since...

KXL Gives Hope for Further Legislation

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
February 27
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Although I’m not usually a fan of dramatic and symbolic political acts, I couldn’t help but feel pleased on Tuesday night when President Obama kept to his word and vetoed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, NE. Despite the expected outcome,...

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...

Jeb Bush Nomination Will Foster GOP Inclusivity

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
February 6
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In 2012, the year that I turned 18, I proudly cast my first official vote for President Obama. Last summer, I supported and worked for Michelle Nunn, the Georgia Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. And as I consider all of the potential candidates for next year’s presidential election, I can’t...

Keystone XL Debate Prioritizes Politics over Economic, Environmental Realities

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
December 5
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In navigating the political obstacle course necessary for its approval, the Keystone XL pipeline has all but proved itself “the little pipeline that could.” At this point, the pipeline’s creation seems almost inevitable. Though a bill to approve the construction of the pipeline was defeated...

GOP Policies an Attack on Millennials

Zachery Crowell, Contributing Writer
November 14
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

During the 2004 election, a gap in voting preferences emerged between those younger than 30 and those older than 65 for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War. This age gap in voting has since persisted, and last week was no exception. However, this trend is not about partisan allegiance, but...

Net Neutrality Essential in Maintaining Worldwide Flow of Information, Ideas

Editorial Board
November 14
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

President Obama announced on Monday his support for protecting net neutrality — the principle that all internet traffic, from personal blogs to viral videos to CNN breaking news, should be treated equally by internet service providers. This welcome gesture did little, however, to convey the gravity...

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