Jacob-Grant-Full

Income inequality makes the world go ’round

Loyal Opposition

One of the articles of faith on the left is the idea that income inequality is a dire economic problem for our country. But there is nothing inherently wrong with an unequal distribution of income. Without income inequality, there would be no bonuses, raises, promotions or advancement; no way to Read More…

Brett-Tanonaka-mug

Diverse perspectives enhance discourse around sex

Sex on Tuesday

Over the course of the semester, my columns have been the subject of a bit of controversy: I’ve been praised for their content and, at the same time, have faced accusations of sexism and misogyny from friends, colleagues and the public. Generally, the reactions to my columns have been polarizing. Read More…

Hailey-Yook

Practicing no religion is a right, too

Social Double-take

“I’m sorry to say this, but on this track, you’re condemned to eternal wrath in hell.” OK. Not the most pleasant thing anyone has said to me. And certainly not what I was expecting to hear when I went over to Free Speech Movement Cafe that day for some sunshine Read More…

Jacob-Grant-Full

Every step you take, Big Brother is watching

Loyal Opposition

With both the Washington Post and the Guardian winning the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story on National Security Agency surveillance, I thought I’d have a go at winning one myself. By now, the fiery outrage most people feel over the fact that their government is spying on them has receded Read More…

Brett-Tanonaka-mug

Why we should be selling sex

Sex on Tuesday

Prostitution, what some might consider to be humanity’s oldest occupation, is today heavily scrutinized as an immoral and deviant form of objectifying one’s body for money. Read More…

Max-Rosen

My personal ode to Berkeley

Hungry and Foolish

Let’s end this week’s opinion column round table with a pretty simple question: When’s the last time you left Berkeley? And, no, I don’t mean to stop off at the Missouri Lounge or some other locale that requires you to travel a mere stone’s throw from campus. Read More…

Jacob-Grant-Full

Idealism flocks to “This Town” — to die

Loyal Opposition

As students of a top-tier university, it is the responsibility of those of us who do go to work in D.C. — whether libertarian, progressive or anything in between — that we work to make government, at any level, more than just an exercise in power and ego. Read More…