COHEN: Salovey, confront the MLA

January 17, 2014
When did modern language scholars become foreign policy experts?
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COHEN: Cruz’s scrambled eggs

September 26, 2013
It was a disgusting display of his disregard for the hard work of governing, and his utter misuse of the stories of Theodor Geisel.

COHEN: Ending the stigma

September 17, 2013
Why do suicide rates among veterans remain high despite the best efforts of the US government?

COHEN: Show up to Sochi

August 30, 2013
Instead of agreeing to be hidden by a boycott, the ultimate display of defiance would be seeing athletes on the pedestal proud of who they are and their achievements — not as gay athletes, but as the best athletes.

COHEN: Not-so-friendly fire

April 18, 2013
One in three women in the United States Armed Forces has been the victim of sexual assault at the hands of another service member.

COHEN: Coming out and changing minds

April 2, 2013
But I wasn’t disappointed at Senator Portman or his position — I was disappointed in the liberals who blasted him for citing his personal experience as the reason for his about-face.

COHEN: Already in combat

January 29, 2013
Tell those women fired upon or bombed while driving that they weren’t in combat.

COHEN: Keep staring

October 19, 2012
Despite the filled column inches, cut ribbons and congratulatory speeches, Yale students know little about what the return of ROTC actually means on a day-to-day basis for midshipmen and cadets. In Naval ROTC, for example, we have 0630 physical training on Monday mornings, naval science courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1300–1415, and two-hour lab »

COHEN: Military is ‘important’ to Dems

September 12, 2012
One of the worst trends in modern America is the civilian-military divide. Last week, I attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and saw the party trying to bridge that divide, or at least to recognize it. Amid the lofty politicking and speechmaking typical of any political convention was the Democratic Party’s wholehearted embrace of »

COHEN: Redirecting Directed Studies

August 31, 2012
On Wednesday, a whole new crop of lucky freshmen buckled down to begin their year in Directed Studies. DS, the study of Western literature, philosophy and historical and political thought from antiquity through the modern era, has many advantages. It lays a solid foundation for students interested in the humanities by exposing them to many »

COHEN: Activism should go beyond Facebook

March 20, 2012
Over break, a new topic dominated Facebook and Twitter: #KONY2012. The nonprofit Invisible Children launched this mass activism campaign with a viral video protesting the horrific actions of Joseph Kony, the leader of a rebel group in central Africa called the Lord’s Resistance Army. The LRA is a brutal and destructive force. It abducts children »

COHEN: Palin’s mob mentality

February 13, 2012
While I disagree with just about every single thing that was said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. this weekend, I do agree that these types of gatherings are healthy for political movements — they offer a chance to hash out ideas, test new lines of attack, showcase rising stars and provide »