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President Trump Does Not Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

It seems to be in vogue for GOP lawmakers to claim that if North Korea were to denuclearize, President Trump would deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Lindsey Graham justifies his claim with the rationale that “Donald Trump convinced North Korea and China he was serious about bringing about change.” And…

President Winfrey: Politics and entertainment

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.”  This is just one of Oprah’s many memorable quotes from her recent Golden Globes speech.  Oprah has long…

The Prince Charming-ization of Justin Trudeau

I would to like begin this article by making it clear that I support Justin Trudeau as a politician. I would probably vote for him if I could. I do not intend for this article to be read as an absolute criticism of Prime Minister Trudeau. Instead, I am offering…

Cows, colleges, and hygge

I was eating dinner at the LDC the other night when I mentioned, in a poorly articulated comment, that the Danish have a specific word for the art of being cozy. Hygge, the word I was looking for, is defined more specifically as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality…

Al Franken for President!

I think that Al Franken would be a splendid president of the United States. I hope he runs in 2020. I wish he had run in 2016. For those of you who are not familiar with The Frankenator (yes I just came up with that nickname), he is the junior…

It’s not always sunny in the Department of Agriculture

I spent a lot of time looking out the window, anxiously anticipating my freshman year, as my family drove from Washington, D.C. to Northfield. Aside from being thankful for my family’s new unlimited cellular data plan, which afforded me the opportunity to watch an unsettling amount of Friends on Netflix,…