Brammhi Balarajan

Brammhi Balarajan (23C) is from Las Vegas, majoring in political science and English and creative writing. She is the Assistant Opinion Editor and her column, Brammhi’s Ballot, focuses on national politics. Outside of the Wheel, she’s involved with Emory SaRaas, APIDAA and Matriculate.

Emory Students, Take Sustainability Seriously

Given the existential nature of the climate crisis, efforts to reduce waste and lower greenhouse gas emissions are more vital now than ever before. Average global temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising and the crisis is worsening as we continue to experience droughts, forest fires and other natural disasters. We as Emory students must [...]

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Polarization Deserves Blame for Acquittal

Last week, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald J. Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress with both Democrats and Republicans largely sticking to party lines. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) voted to convict Trump for abuse of power, defying his party in a historic move. As the first U.S. senator to vote to [...]

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Biden’s Record Is Inexcusable

Uncle Joe might not be popular on social media, but he’s surging in the polls. Despite Biden’s defeat at fourth place in the Iowa caucus, national polls indicate that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is still the candidate to beat in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Democrats must supplant Biden as the national frontrunner [...]

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Billionaires Should Not Exist

When 26 billionaires possess the same wealth as half the world’s population, something isn’t right.  A wealth tax should be imposed on billionaires to diminish social inequality. Candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have proposed tax plans that would bring in trillions of revenue for the government and still leave [...]

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