Articles by: Shane Ferro

by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:49 am / in Domestic, Humor, Issue, New York

New Yorkers Have Issues

The following is a cache of emails recently declassified by the offices of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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by / on April 9, 2011 at 5:31 am / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

The Atavist against The Twitterati

by The most read article on The New Yorker online this week is a story of political assassination in Guatemala. It starts as such: “Rodrigo Rosenberg knew that he was about to die. It wasn’t because he was approaching old age—he was only forty-eight. Nor had he been diagnosed with a fatal illness; an avid bike rider, he was in […]

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by / on February 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm / in Culture, Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed

Media, Gender Imbalances, and Opinion: A Woman’s Opinion

by The following is a letter from Columbia Political Review Senior Editor Shane Ferro to The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait. Mr. Chait recently weighed in on the issue of gender imbalances in magazines/journalism, arguing that women grow up less likely to pursue opinion writing, taking blame for the imbalance at least partially out of his magazine’s hands. For more on […]

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by / on February 20, 2011 at 4:46 am / in World

Why the Journalists Matter

On January 29, Egyptian journalist Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud was shot in the head by a sniper as he stepped out on his office balcony to take video of an altercation between security forces and protesters. He died six days later.

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by / on November 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm / in Culture, Domestic, Opinion

Populism, Yea Yea

by John Adams tried to be an American Idol, Jefferson tried to be a ROCK STAR, Madison tried to make the Presidency vital, James Monroe was a DOUCHEBAG. The story always ends the same. It’s hard to handle all that fame. You don’t really have it in ya … – Rock Star Professor Eric Foner might be Columbia’s version of […]

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