Matt Barnum

CONTRIBUTIONS

Where reading comes to die

Class expectations make reading for pleasure impossible.

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November 6, 2009

The pessimism bias

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

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October 23, 2009

Is Obama different?

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

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October 9, 2009

The real mental recession

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

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September 19, 2009

The socially conservative moment

The Right must prioritize stopping abortion over stopping gay marriage.

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May 22, 2009

Searching for a Souter

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

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May 5, 2009

A blank slate

The United Progress executive slate offers nothing but talk

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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.

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April 14, 2009

Obama’s speech impediment

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

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April 7, 2009

Is Ted O’Neill your homeboy?

Columnists debate the merits of the "uncommon" spirit.

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March 10, 2009