Tag: democracy

Should the Supreme Court Lose its Power?
Column, Opinions

Should the Supreme Court Lose its Power?

With the recent announcement of United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement and the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, there is a renewed attention on the ideological make-up of the court. Breyer’s retirement does not greatly change the composition of the Supreme Court—as it will still remain tilted in…

Our Free Speech Problem
Opinions, Op-Ed

Our Free Speech Problem

As Olivia Strong reported in a Heights article last semester, Boston College fared extremely poorly in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) ranking of free speech on campus—151th out of the 159 colleges included in the survey. Our ranking in this widely disseminated study is embarrassing.   Far more disturbing, though, is what the…

In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go
Column, Opinions

In Order To Deliver Results, The Filibuster Must Go

When Americans head to the polls in November of 2022 to cast their votes in the midterm elections, they will surely be pondering a wide range of issues: How did the Democratic Party, upon recently gaining control of the legislative and executive branches, help put food on the table during COVID-19? How did it work…