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Robert Michele: Mathematical Economics

Robert Michele: Mathematical Economics
April 30, 2020

Hailing from Glenwood, Md., mathematical economics major Rob Michele has made a tremendous impact on the Wake Forest Department of Economics over the past four years with his “obvious raw intellect,...

Wisconsin Governor Rightly Takes Executive Action After GOP Pushback

Wisconsin Governor Rightly Takes Executive Action After GOP Pushback
April 6, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak may have closed schools, shuttered businesses, ended sports seasons and even postponed the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee....

A Democratic Cabinet Should Be A “Team Of Rivals”

Former President Barack Obama, shown in 2018.
March 5, 2020

Last week, New York Times opinion columnist Thomas Friedman wrote a superb op-ed arguing that in order to win back the White House in November, Democrats must forge a national unity ticket “the likes...

Progressive Candidates May Inspire Turnout

San Francisco, CA - August 23, 2019: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at the Democratic National Convention summer session in San Francisco, California.
February 27, 2020

Last week, as the first installment of a two-part op-ed mini-series, I made the case for why Democrats who are serious about defeating President Donald Trump should nominate a candidate from the moderate...

Moderation Offers Pragmatic Path Forward

Moderation Offers Pragmatic Path Forward
February 20, 2020

We’re currently well in the midst of the 2020 primary contest, and since the beginning, an essential debate has raged between two visions of who the Democratic Party standard-bearer should be in the...

Deacon Profile: Andrew Wilson

Deacon Profile: Andrew Wilson
February 20, 2020

Senior Andrew Wilson, a history major with minors in English and Latin American studies, has likely had some level of interaction, albeit indirectly, with almost every student at the university through...

Deacon Dates

Deacon Dates
February 13, 2020

For the third time, the Editorial Board of the Old Gold & Black took a break from copy-editing, AP Style and InDesign layout to play Cupid and spark a little romance among our fellow students. Our...

Fixing The Electoral College Is A Pro-Democracy Reform

Early voting at Jupiter Community Center Thursday, August 18, 2016. [BRUCE R. BENNETT/palmbeachpost.com]
February 13, 2020

It flew well under the radar, but the campaign to circumvent the Electoral College gained critical momentum this week. Last Friday, a bill to commit the state of Virginia to an interstate effort that...

Iowa Caucus Disaster Exposes Systemic Issues

Caucus participant Jarad Bernstein, who was supporting former Vice President Joe Biden, stands behind a track and field hurdle bearing Biden's name, as participant supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders, background, wait to be counted during a satellite caucus at the Drake University field house Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
February 6, 2020

In the wake of the utter fiasco that was this week’s Iowa caucus, the upshot, from my perspective, has absolutely nothing to do with how the candidates performed. (More than 24 hours later, as I...

Jones, McSally And Others Contend For Office

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard C. Shelby said it's unlikely Republicans in his chamber will bring back spending bill earmarks, regardless of what the House decides. (Dreamstime/TNS)
January 30, 2020

Next week, Democratic presidential candidates will face off in Iowa at the first contest of the 2020 election cycle, and caucus-goers will have the first pass at choosing who Democrats should uphold...

White House Nominee To Fed Remains Unqualified

White House Nominee To Fed Remains Unqualified
January 23, 2020

There are currently two vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and three years into his presidency, Donald Trump has struggled mightily to fill them. Expectedly, most of his problems have...

Deacon Spotlight: Ona Udoh

Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Athletic Communications
January 16, 2020

Hailing from Fayetteville, N.C. is Ona Udoh, a star forward on the Wake Forest Women’s Basketball team. Last year, in her junior season, she started 23 of 27 games, averaging 8.4 points and 24.3 minutes...

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