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BIPP: How will the changing political climate affect abortion rights?

BIPP: How will the changing political climate affect abortion rights?

Annie Lindenthal, BIPP Intern

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 29, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson delivered a preliminary injunction against Alabama’s almost-total abortion ban, also known as the Human Life Protection Act. Created by Republican state legislators in May 2019, the bill would have gone into effect in mid-November. Had it not been...

BIPP: Trump, Turkey and the Syria question

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 6, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of troops from northern Syria after being requested to do so by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The previously American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that had helped the United States figh...

BIPP: LeBron kowtows to the CCP

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

October 25, 2019

Most of the few NBA players, coaches and officials who have said anything about the league’s issues with China (namely Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong and subsequent fallout) have been careful not to say anything that might harm the league’s or their own individual...

It’s time to say goodbye to the Electoral College

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

October 10, 2019

The Electoral College is one of the most crucial components of the American political system; yet, it is shockingly one of the least democratic. To give a short description of a fairly complicated process, the Electoral College elects U.S. presidents through a system of electors. Each state has a different...

BIPP: Impeachment: a polarizing process

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

October 4, 2019

A recent poll conducted by YouGov shows that a majority of Americans approve of the recent impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump. But when taken into account political persuasion, it is clear that the nation is still divided. Democrats overwhelmingly approve of the inquiry, while about...

The U.N. Climate Summit 2019: A symbol of American environmental apathy

The U.N. Climate Summit 2019: A symbol of American environmental apathy

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

September 27, 2019

A sixteen-year-old sailing across the ocean, hundreds of marches, inspiring speeches by climate activists — all proclaimed a global call to action on Sept. 20 for national governments and institutions to address climate change. This outpouring of support for comprehensive environmental policy made...

Soros and Trump: In agreement?

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

September 19, 2019

George Soros, billionaire liberal financier and founder of the Open Society Foundations, offered some (rare) praise as well as some criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump in his Sept. 9 op-ed posted in the Wall Street Journal. He admired the strong stance that the Trump administration has taken towards...

BIPP: In Memoriam: Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

September 11, 2019

An infamous quote popularly attributed to Winston Churchill reads, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” This quote encapsulates the life of late Harvard economist Martin Feldstein (1939-2019). From his earliest days as a public figure in the United States,...

Sexual Harassment in America: Is Joe Biden Creepy or Caring?

Nicole Marrone, BIPP Intern

April 25, 2019

Politician Joe Biden – who is also an expected Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election – has recently come into the media spotlight because of his hugging habit. Former Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lucy Flores has claimed that Biden’s embrace made her incredibly uncomfortable,...

2020: Who’s running and what their candidacy means for the presidential election

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

April 18, 2019

With the 2020 election still over a year away, the pool of candidates is already staggering. Nearly 20 Democratic candidates have publicly declared their candidacy, with others expected to announce very soon. Given the size of this crowd, it is important to take a look at who is running and what their...

BIPP: Cultural symbolism of the wall: from Texas to Berlin

Max Hubbauer and Yiwei Wang, BIPP Interns

April 4, 2019

With mounting pressure to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border and a recent threat by President Donald Trump of cutting off aid to several Central American countries, the United States has moved towards a self-imposed state of isolation, the likes of which have few historical counterparts. Facing uncertain...

New drugs, same inequality

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

March 28, 2019

A new drug that aims to treat women suffering from postpartum depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, technically known as brexanolone but commercially referred to as Zulresso, works in only 48 hours and has a significantly greater impact on postpartum depression...

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