The Bucknellian

A message from the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy

November 4, 2020

As incoming co-directors of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP), we would like to extend a welcome to all University students. We are both very excited to be co-directors of BIPP and want to...

BIPP: Why the Supreme Court nomination needs to wait until after the election

October 13, 2020

This week, the U.S. Senate began its hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. On Oct. 12, Barrett completed her first day of confirmation hearings. This article is not intended to discredit...

BIPP: The problem with Trump’s taxes

October 7, 2020

Can you name a phenomenon so absurd or ludicrous that many people today cannot seem to comprehend it? Would you imagine a unicorn, or perhaps something as far fetched as total world peace? Here's another;...

BIPP: International perspectives on the 2020 U.S. presidential election

September 30, 2020

The United States is undoubtedly the world’s most powerful nation, with a large, dynamic economy and a strong military to support and protect its interests at home and abroad. U.S. power is not limited...

BIPP: Deal or no deal: “Getting Brexit done” four years later

September 16, 2020

It has been over four years since the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. Since then, the country has had two elections, three prime ministers and at least four different Brexit deadlines....

BIPP: The USPS can ensure a free and fair 2020 election

September 9, 2020

For months, one of the most dominant stories in the news regarding the 2020 U.S. Presidential election has not been campaign events, party conventions or even the candidates themselves. Instead, one huge...

BIPP: Democrats rehash old arguments going into Super Tuesday

March 5, 2020

Super Tuesday is arguably the most important day of the primary season. More delegates and states are available than on any other singular day of the campaign. On Tuesday, March 3, 14 states and American...

BIPP: Still not sitting at the table or in the Oval Office

February 27, 2020

Washington has a big problem with women. Women only received the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920; since then, a woman has still not been elected President of the United...

BIPP: What should the U.S. do in the Middle East?

February 21, 2020

In ascertaining next steps for foreign policy in the Middle East, one must first consider why we were there in the first place. Post- World War II American foreign policy objectives can be divided into...

BIPP: President Trump’s State of the Union falls short

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump emerged into the chamber of the United States House of Representatives and prepared to give the third and final State of the Union speech of his term. As he waltzed...

BIPP: The Iowa caucus disaster

February 7, 2020

Iowa may not provide many delegates during the nomination process, but it is still an important moment for the primary elections, as it does offer a chance to assess which candidates lead the Democratic...

BIPP: Partisanship and personalization in impeachment proceedings

January 30, 2020

On the morning of Jan. 25, U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team took the Senate stage and started off the first day of opening arguments for the defense. They lasted a mere two hours. Poking holes...

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