Opening Remarks to Nonnie Darwish

by Aaron Smargon I want to thank the American Whig-Cliosophic Society for co-sponsoring this event and for allowing us to hold it in the beautiful Whig Hall Senate Chamber. I want to thank CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, for co-sponsoring as well. My fellow Princetonians, four months ago, today’s…

Replacing Janet Dickerson

by Toni Alimi Vice President Janet Dickerson’s October announcement of her retirement from Princeton University in June certainly came as a hard blow to the University.  Among many other achievements, in her ten years here, she masterminded the University’s push for four-year residential colleges, the re-opening of Campus Club, as well as the opening of…

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Letter from the Publisher: Evolution and Conservatism

Just one year ago, which marked Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, a Gallup Poll found that only 39% of Americans “believe in the theory of evolution.” To think that a theory accepted by academia, backed in reason, corroborated by scientific evidence, and adapted from other such theories like natural selection and Mendelian genetics would still be…

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POINTS AND PUNTS

Late last month, Connor Diemand-Yauman and two inferior Princeton students, also seniors, were announced as Young Alumni Trustee finalists. CDY is expected to win as usual, but this time solely on the leadership skills demonstrated in his September 28, 2009 email entitled, “READ THIS IF YOU LIVE IN BROWN!”: “Dear Brownites, A few reminders about…

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Interview with Founder of SecularProLife.org

by Aaron Smargon ’11 Kelsey Hazzard founded and currently runs SecularProLife.org.  She was an undergraduate at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and is now pursuing a law degree at the University of Virginia.  At 21 years old, she is an emerging leader in what some have called, “The Pro-Life Generation.” What was your…

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Theodore Yale ’08 Is Running For Congress

by David Schuster ’12 Theodore “Ted” Yale ’08, 23, of Bushkill, Pennsylvania, is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s tenth congressional district.  If he is victorious in the Republican primary this May, he will be running against the two-term Democratic incumbent congressman, Chris Carney.  And if elected, he will join five other Princeton alumni in the…

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Bringing Some Honest Science to the Global Warming Hysteria

By Bobby Marsland ‘11 The past few months have seen a whirlwind of activity and controversy on the climate change front.  In November, journalists[CC1] hacked into the email accounts of prominent climate scientists at the University of East Anglia in Britain, finding messages discussing different ways to hide features in the data that disagreed with…

Why Fair Trade is Foul.

By Matthew Sanyour ‘11 Princeton’s fair-trade banana program is the latest product of a movement that has been assuaging the troubled consciences of guilty Westerners for the last half-century or so, with increasing visibility and intensity since the 1990s. The fundamental assumption of the fair-trade movement is that developing economies merit greater payment for their…

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Markets with Morals: Why Conservatives Should Embrace Fair Trade and Rethink Capitalism

By David Peterson ’12 How should conservatives think about economics?  For most conservatives today, this question has been settled almost definitively: capitalism and the free market provide the ideal system.  However, as I shall attempt to show, such a system not only violates justice generally, but also undermines the traditional social values that conservatism upholds. …