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

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

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. So, in 2020, how exactly will Brexit get done? Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson is practicing...

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

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

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 question has loomed in the distance: How does the United States handle voting in a socially-dis...

BIPP: Democrats rehash old arguments going into Super Tuesday

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

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 Samoa held their primaries. Candidate Joe Biden won 10 of the 14 state primaries, compared to candidate...

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

Nikki Marrone, BIPP Intern

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 States of America. This is not because we have a lack of qualified women in this country – there...

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

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

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 roughly five key concerns: (1) counteracting Soviet influence in the region, (2) pursuing economic inter...

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

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

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 down the red carpet to assume his position behind the podium in front of Speaker of the House Nancy...

BIPP: The Iowa caucus disaster

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

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 primary race. Since 1972, the winner of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa has gone on to win the nomination...

BIPP: Partisanship and personalization in impeachment proceedings

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

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 in the House’s case for impeachment, Trump’s team outlined their argument of the President’s...

Diversity is not a delusion, but colleges have it all wrong: Let’s talk about the (D)-word 

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

December 5, 2019

Conversations about diversity require knowledge about not only your identity, but the ways in which your identity influences other identities. It is hard to have a conversation about diversity when we leave out the main arguments which we oppose, in hopes of not “triggering” others. Heather Mac Donald’s ...

BIPP: Analyzing survey results on the opioid epidemic

Julia Pacifico, BIPP Intern

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is undoubtedly a humanitarian crisis. Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased almost six times since 1999. The misuse of opioids continues to grow. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdo...

BIPP: Call your congresswoman today!

Nikki Marrone, BIPP Intern

November 14, 2019

The 116th Congress is composed of the largest number of women in the history of the United States of America; we the People elected a Congress composed of 23.7 percent female members. Yet, while any stride in the fight for gender equality is significant, it is evident that we can do more to ensure that...

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...

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