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BIPP: Trump and Xi set two different tones at Pacific Rim Summit

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


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President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam to Pacific Rim leaders on Nov. 10, in which he said that the United States will no longer be taken advantage of. More specifically, Trump expressed his concern about the trade imbalances between the...

BIPP: The Lewisburg Penitentiary: A world away

Madison Simon, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


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There’s something magical about watching those campus sunsets descend over the Malesardi Quad. The sun sets on our picturesque little campus, and out in the darkness we see little lights on the horizon: the Lewisburg Penitentiary. The prison is only five miles away from campus, yet the lives within...

BIPP: New norms for the Chinese economy

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


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The Chinese economy has experienced one of its fastest growth periods in the past decade. With GDP growth peaking at 14.2 percent in 2007, China has continued to reshape its economy with fast economic development; it is currently ranked as the world’s second largest economy after the United States....

BIPP: Trump administration wants makeover for Iran Deal

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


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President Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed deal-maker. On the campaign trail, he constantly touted his ability to negotiate better deals with world leaders than his predecessor, whether that be the renegotiation of NAFTA or to negotiate with health insurers to compete with each over those state lines....

BIPP: On healthcare, Republicans face strike three

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


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When Donald Trump not only won the presidency, but also found himself in the White House with Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress, it was assumed by many that Trump would have his way. House Republicans would get to work in January to pass the Trump agenda. First, they would pass healthcare...

BIPP: Puerto Rico’s domestic situation worsens after Hurricane Maria

Charles Wen, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017


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Hurricane Maria is Puerto Rico’s worst natural disaster in nearly a century. “The human pain and suffering and tragedy is really significant,” James Spiotto, managing director at a Chicago-based Chapman Strategic Advisory LLC, said. The National Guard is assisting in restoring power, as residents...

The U.S. Federal Reserve System grapples with the inflation dilemma

September 22, 2017


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Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer The U.S. Federal Reserve System is frustrated with the current inflation rate, which, on average, has been hitting below the target percentage of 2 percent. The Federal Reserve defines inflation as a “general increase in the overall price level of the goods and...

Analyzing the complex relationship of North Korea, Russia, and the US

Madison Simon, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017


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It seems like every time my phone buzzes, it's news on Russia and North Korea popping up in my notifications. The headlines are jarring: “North Korea launches another missile test,” or “Russian cyberhackers, where will they strike next?” Most Americans realize that we have sour relations with...

Trump sets tone with unpopular presidential pardon

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


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President Trump made headlines Aug. 25th when he made the controversial decision of pardoning former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. The month prior, a federal judge found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt for ignoring a court-issued order demanding an end to the detainment of individuals his staff believed...

A surge in Afghanistan… again

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2017


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“America first”: two words with which President Donald Trump has characterized his campaign, his presidency, and his movement at large. A key element of Trump’s political philosophy is that on many occasions, the United States has engaged in too many military conflicts around the globe that have...

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...

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