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Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Public demands Trump release his tax returns once again

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
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April 18 is typically referred to as Tax Day, the deadline for U.S. citizens to file their individual income tax returns to the federal government. In 2017, April 18 will be remembered for other reasons. Americans in various cities across the country organized protests demanding for President Donald Trump...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: An international and scientific history of Sarin

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
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Sarin: colorless, tasteless, odorless. A weapon of mass destruction impossible to detect until it’s already too late. An agonizing death, unless an antidote is administered quickly. Those who escape death may still suffer permanent neurological damage. The World Health Organization recognizes Sarin...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): Drug war revival: President Duterte and the Philippines

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
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Newly elected 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has lived an action-packed 72 years. Upon his election as Davao City mayor in 1988, Duterte became immensely popular among constituents, in spite of crude homophobic and sexist jokes made in public speeches. Though his humor would...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: One month out from France’s presidential elections

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
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The French, unlike many Americans, do not have the luxury of viewing presidential elections as an afterthought, and our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally and fellow Western democracy is in the midst of a heated race to determine who will be its next president. Given the deep economic, political,...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The real “tax” of soda: Sugary drink-related obesity plagues the nation

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The real “tax” of soda: Sugary drink-related obesity plagues the nation

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
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In 2013, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), proposed the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule,” which came to be known as the “soda ban.” The ban prohibited the sale of sodas more than than 16 ounces in establishments such...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The rockiest of starts for President Trump

Zachary Krivine, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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For those who cover politics for a living, I would imagine the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election were marked by a degree of sadness, given that Hillary Clinton was heavily favored to become the 45th president of the United States. I believe that many thought they would miss the excitement...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): Predators: At home and abroad

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2017
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I just finished the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” which follows an American company of World War II soldiers as they fight their way across war-torn Europe. It’s an incredibly disturbing series that displays the graphic horrors of war: the endless slaughter, the hail of bullets that could...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: New administration is not making sexual assault a priority

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2017
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Growing up, my idea of Title IX began and ended with the fact that it was the legislation that allowed me to play sports just like my male counterparts. As I have grown to better understand the legislation, I have come to realize how many opportunities I have been afforded because of it, and how thankful...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: The death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
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Trade was one of the hallmark issues of President Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House. From his candidacy announcement, to the many primary and general election debates, to his inaugural address, Trump continually lamented the so-called “theft” of our jobs by overseas nations as a result...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: In 2016, the tide of populism swelled

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer
December 1, 2016
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The past year has not lacked turbulence for Western democracies. The first taste of populist backlash against establishment politics came on June 23, when U.K. citizens voted in a referendum to leave the European Union in a move dubbed “Brexit.” The EU has been arguably the strongest force in promoting...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Despite distancing from Trump, Toomey dominates PA’s senate race

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer
November 10, 2016
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While the election of Donald Trump to the White House has been garnering much attention recently, another nail-biter occurred in our home state of Pennsylvania: Katie McGinty’s (D) attempt at Pat Toomey’s (R) Senate seat. With sitting majorities in the House and Senate, it was important for Republicans...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: The Dakota Access pipeline only compounds past injustices against Native Americans

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
October 27, 2016
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It would seem that most people are aware of the immoral atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus after his arrival in 1492. Several states and institutions no longer celebrate Columbus Day on Oct. 12, instead opting for the more progressive Indigenous Peoples’ Day. While the modified name is...

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