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Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

November 30, 2018


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A representative from the Marshall Islands, a small archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, called a lack of action on climate change equivalent to “genocide,” at the Paris climate accords in 2015. The international summit, which at the time seemed hopeful due to the...

BIPP: Progressive Democrats push to combat climate change in the 116th Congress

Nicole Redding, BIPP Intern

November 30, 2018


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Stepping out of her famed canvassing shoes and onto Capitol Hill, Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) is already making great strides in her first week of congressional orientation. By joining climate change activists from the Sunrise Movement in a protest outside of Minority...

Brexit and the future of nationalism

Brexit and the future of nationalism

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2018


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After two years of deliberation, British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured 27 votes from European Union (EU) members on a formal exit strategy from the EU. Despite the consequential step, the process is far from over. As parliament and citizens remain sharply polarized, the bitter saga prevails. Since...

The migrant caravan has brought out the worst in America

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

November 30, 2018


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While media and politicians were focused on a migrant caravan from Central America during the week leading up to the election, all the discourse seemed to stop once Election Day passed. U.S. President Donald Trump did not tweet about the group of asylum seekers that were supposedly “imminent threats...

How the climate change crisis will manifest in the United States

How the climate change crisis will manifest in the United States

Colette Lewin, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


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A recent report issued by the U.S. government listed various warnings and consequences of climate change, highlighting the impact climate change will have on our nation’s overall health and economy. This new report contradicts President Donald Trump’s position on climate change. In fact, over Thanksgiv...

A war crime by any other name…

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The United States used tear gas against children on Nov. 25. There are certainly more moderate, trimmed ways to deliver this fact, but any descriptor less potent would neglect the terrifying nature of our current situation. Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico were met on Nov. 25 at the San Ysidro Land Porter...

Gun control is more than just a partisan issue. It’s a race issue.

Gun control is more than just a partisan issue. It’s a race issue.

Sarah Baldwin, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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Less than two weeks after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, a gunman opened fire on a bar in Thousand Oaks, Ca., killing 12 patrons on Nov. 8. Incidents such as these have left many Americans fearful of becoming victims of mass gun violence. In the past year alone, there has been a surge of anti-gun...

BIPP: A “Blue Wave” may have taken back the House, but what will it mean for policy?

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

November 15, 2018


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Over a year ago, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the Affordable Care Act nearly breathed its final breath. However, in a shocking and unprecedented maverick vote by Senator John McCain, the repeal of the law failed. With Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it seemed inevitable that Obamacare...

Whitaker might be a worse option than Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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In a stunning overset of the southern hospitality to which he has grown so accustomed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has stepped down after President Donald Trump publicly called for his resignation on Nov. 7. Certainly one of the most anticipated terminations of the year, Sessions’ departure mar...

Zuckerberg needs to face the facts

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Mark Zuckerberg has a responsibility to protect the users of Facebook from bots, fake news, and data misuse; all of this has been well documented by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This past week the United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Australia and Ireland all called upon Mark Zuckerberg to testify...

An act of inclusion causing lawsuit chaos in the Boy Scouts of America

An act of inclusion causing lawsuit chaos in the Boy Scouts of America

Megan Lafond, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that they would be filing an infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America after the Boy Scouts declared that they wanted to drop the word “Boy” from their title, as girls are now allowed to join their organization. Although the Boy Scouts are attempting...

Brazilians elect demagogue mirroring Trump in landslide

Brazilians elect demagogue mirroring Trump in landslide

Jacob Feuerstein, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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Yet another country has fallen to the far-right scourge of populism that has been marked by the British exit from the European Union, the election of President Donald Trump, and the adoption of far-right policies in Poland. A majority of Brazilians voted in favor of Jair Bolsonaro, their newest president,...

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