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An abroad perspective: How does Spain view American politics?

An abroad perspective: How does Spain view American politics?

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Studying abroad in college provides students with ample opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures. However, perhaps the most interesting part of studying abroad is the perspective you gain about how other cultures see your own. As a result, watching the news with my host family and...

Editorial: Crisis of common sense, vaccines in America

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared measles to be eradicated in the United States in 2000. However, over 100 cases have been reported in 2019, spread across 21 states. While the major outbreaks have widely been contained, scientific evidence points to parents who declined to have...

Southern Baptist Church shows reform is needed in religious institutions

Southern Baptist Church shows reform is needed in religious institutions

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

In early 2002, The Boston Globe’s investigative reporting team “Spotlight” uncovered decades of sex abuse in the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church. The team’s findings sparked widespread debates and resulted in calls for reforms in both the church itself, as well as the American legal...

Trump’s national emergency speech was more than just asinine

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Rhetoric has always been more art than science. The classical method of oration, often associated with the ancient Athenians, forms a neat balance of argument and persuasion which seeks to simultaneously persuade the general audience and refute detractors. However, this is only one of many means of skillfully...

How Amazon’s decision impacts New York (and the Democratic party)

How Amazon’s decision impacts New York (and the Democratic party)

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Just 94 days after the landmark decision was made, Amazon has decided to axe their plans to open a headquarters in Queens, N.Y. Amazon cited political turmoil between the corporation and local politicians as the main reason for the change, releasing a statement stating, “a number of state and local...

Ilhan Omar shouldn’t have to apologize

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

House Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was forced to apologize on Feb. 18 by fellow Democrats for comments that were seen as anti-Semitic. On Twitter, Omar responded to tweets where she stated that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel group based in Washington, was...

Long-term plan needed for crisis in Venezuela

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Throughout Venezuela, tensions are rising as humanitarian crises have worsened with the fight over who should lead the nation. U.S. President Donald Trump and President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro have been going head to head, as growing opposition in Venezuela has been trying to remove Maduro from...

Democracy relies on respectful debate

Nicole Marrone, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

Religion, money, and politics. The three big ones that your parents banned you from discussing with strangers and at the dinner table. You don’t want to cause a problem. You don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings by having a different viewpoint. It’s inappropriate. After growing up in an environm...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is redefining politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is redefining politics

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

If the 2016 election and its aftermath taught us anything, it was that the Democratic party was in desperate need of a facelift. The strategies of the past were not working, as the fate of the country fell into the hands of President Donald Trump. Despite Democrats reassuring themselves that Hillary...

Think twice about Madeleine Albright

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

aEarlier this month, the University’s Class of 2019 identified former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as its commencement speaker for their upcoming graduation ceremony on May 19. In an email addressed to all students, faculty, and staff, University President John Bravman called the choice “outstanding,”...

Editorial: One year later: Still a long road ahead

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

One year ago on Thursday, a man carrying a semi-automatic weapon walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 individuals. The victims included students Alyssa Alhadeff, who was known for her soccer and debate skills, Luke Hoyer, remembered by his friends for his dry sense of humor, and...

State of the Union 2019: The public policy implications of Trump’s promises

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

February 14, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address on Feb. 5 to a Congressional chamber filled to the brim with a diverse audience of astronauts, congresswomen emulating suffragettes, ICE agents, and Holocaust survivors. While incorporating the classic messages of unity and patriotism...

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