Category Archives: Speech Coverage

Travel writer advocates drug law reform at 75th Forum Series

By Hannah Pitzl The criminalization of marijuana in the United States creates more harm than good, and the drug itself isn’t the issue, travel-writer Rick Steves said during a speech advocating the reform of the nation’s marijuana laws. “I’m not in … Continue reading

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Rick Steves, The United States and Marijuana

By Maxwell Inskeep Travel author and internationalist Rick Steves is not pro-marijuana, but is anti-prohibition. “I’m not promoting marijuana…” said Steves. “I am promoting harm reduction and taking crime out of the equation.” Steves spoke to an audience of around 450 at … Continue reading

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Harvard Law Professor Talks Corruption in U.S. Congress

By Sidan Qi Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor and one-time candidate, shared his opinions on institutional corruption and said the broken Congress needs to be fixed up on Wednesday, March 2. “The fact is, at the core of our … Continue reading

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Harvard Law professor seeks to fix institutional corruption in Congress

By Helen White A Harvard Law professor spoke on institutional corruption in Congress at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Schofield Auditorium on Wednesday night, enlightening an audience of more than 300. “At the core of our democracy is a hole,” Professor … Continue reading

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Political activist gives plan to fix Congress

By Erica Jones With its focus on fundraising, Congress has corrupted the system the framers of the Constitution originally intended, according to a one-time presidential candidate and current Harvard professor. “Democrats and Republicans alike are increasingly distracted by this fight … Continue reading

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Political activist addresses a corrupt Congress

By Taylor Pomasl Congress is corrupt and hindering our representative government, a Harvard law professor and one-time presidential candidate said at a University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire forum Wednesday night. “The reality is that today in America we have … Continue reading

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Harvard professor talks corruption in US

By Allison Anhalt “The corruption is in the fundraising, it is in the process by which the candidates learn to bet themselves to be the people who can raise the money, they need to raise,” Lawrence Lessig said. Lessig, one … Continue reading

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