Dhruv K. Singhal

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Happy Winter Solstice

But the presence of these solstice curtains—or whatever they are—destroys whatever case could have been made to argue that aesthetic restraint is the guiding principle of Harvard Square’s Yuletide décor.


Occupy Occupy!

And by roughing it in Harvard Yard—the epicenter of Ivy League liberalism—the Occupiers have even managed to polarize a community that had been otherwise largely well-disposed toward its cause.


Atlas Kvetched

But Schoen’s hysterical hyperbole demonstrates the fallaciousness of the widespread paranoia over the mirage of class warfare that has infected Republican partisans and centrist Democrat hacks alike.


The Central Powers

The fact is that in the polarized environment of modern American politics, the two parties generally rise and fall as collective entities, regardless of individual heresies.


The Betrayal of the President

But the sweeping degree of liberal discontent is just pathetic, for their disappointment in the President’s foreseeable inability to meet their comically inflated expectations is a direct consequence of their naïve belief in his ability to meet them in the first place.


Reliving History

There probably aren’t many things ex-Vice President Cheney and liberal comedian Bill Maher agree on, but one view both men ...

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The First Gay President

Since becoming the newly-minted national frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president in 2012, Rick Perry now finds himself standing in a red jumpsuit before four bad-tempered bulls.

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Bin Laden's Death

Introducing our new online Columnist Conversations feature


For a Black Pol

Race-baiting by black Republicans does something entirely new and different: it emphasizes their blackness in a way that cannot be anything other than politically and socially disadvantageous. It turns them into the “black candidate.”


An Anti-Manifesto Manifesto

On economic issues, I consider myself to be an adherent of the neoliberal consensus that arose with the market-oriented “New ...

Harvard in the World

Crimson Tide

I have been at Harvard for almost three years, and, frankly, I don’t see what the fuss is about. What distinguishes Harvard and Yale from Princeton and Stanford so dramatically as to legitimize this massive disparity?


The Lady Doth Too Much

Every time she opens her mouth and lets loose her latest litany of seizure-inducing inanities, the media—dutiful stenographers that they ...


The King's Speech

Departing from form, Sarah Palin said something bordering on clever the other day. Reacting to the vacuous festival of bromides ...

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The Year of the Moderate

To many, it may seem counterintuitive to label the 2010 midterm election campaign “The Year of the Moderate.”

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What's to Reclaim?

The notion that the right to venerate King is exclusive to African Americans and likeminded liberals, is odious, far more odious than Glenn Beck’s desire to “reclaim the civil rights movement.”