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Brendan Murtha

Op-Ed Columnist — Class of 2021

Number of articles: 3

First Article: September 15, 2017

Latest Article: October 13, 2017

The influence of hurricanes on presidential politics

Kayla Snyder In today’s world, natural disasters are inherently political. They drastically disrupt and change the lives of countless Americans, and it is often the government’s job to provide support and aid in response. This responsibility falls squarely into my choice definition of politics: “Who gets what, where and why.” Because the need for government action is often so sudden, and so concentrated, there is relatively little room for partisan squabbling in the wake of a catastrophic event.

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