Matt Barnum


Where reading comes to die

Class expectations make reading for pleasure impossible.


November 6, 2009

The pessimism bias

Glenn Beck caters to an exaggerated, nihilistic view of the future.


October 23, 2009

Is Obama different?

The President is playing the political games he was supposed to be above.


October 9, 2009

The real mental recession

All students—not just would-be economists—should be taught economics from an early age.


September 19, 2009

The socially conservative moment

The Right must prioritize stopping abortion over stopping gay marriage.


May 22, 2009

Searching for a Souter

Maroon columnists Matt Barnum and Tim Murphy debate the Supreme Court vacancy.


May 5, 2009

A blank slate

The United Progress executive slate offers nothing but talk


April 21, 2009

In style and substance, Parks photocopies Office’s approach

The Office’s fingerprints are all over Parks and Recreation, and no one has bothered to wipe them off.


April 14, 2009

Obama’s speech impediment

Notre Dame students need a better reason for protesting their commencement speaker.


April 7, 2009

Is Ted O’Neill your homeboy?

Columnists debate the merits of the "uncommon" spirit.


March 10, 2009