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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...

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...

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...

Elizabeth Burke discusses the lack of privacy in offshoring medical records

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, NEWS

Having previously worked as an outpatient and diagnosis-related group (DRG) medical coder, auditor, appeals author, and coding educator, Elizabeth Burke is no stranger to Health Information Management. Burke worked in a medical corporation for six months, and during that time, she saw firsthand how...

BIPP: Senate to knock some sense into Trump’s plan to withdraw troops

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

February 7, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

The Senate began a bipartisan effort to stymie U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan on Jan. 31. A vote of 68-23 cleared the way for an amendment — to a broader Middle Eastern security policy bill — written by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

BIPP: Progressive Democrats push to combat climate change in the 116th Congress

Nicole Redding, BIPP Intern

November 30, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Stepping out of her famed canvassing shoes and onto Capitol Hill, Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) is already making great strides in her first week of congressional orientation. By joining climate change activists from the Sunrise Movement in a protest outside of Minority...

BIPP: A “Blue Wave” may have taken back the House, but what will it mean for policy?

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

November 15, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Over a year ago, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the Affordable Care Act nearly breathed its final breath. However, in a shocking and unprecedented maverick vote by Senator John McCain, the repeal of the law failed. With Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it seemed inevitable that Obamacare...

BIPP: Germany after Merkel, and the murky path ahead

Max Hubbauer and Yiwei Wang, BIPP Interns

November 8, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

After a pyrrhic victory at the state election in Hesse, a symbol of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany’s incontestable power and influence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she will step down as the party leader and will not seek re-election in 2021. Politically speaking,...

BIPP: Trump’s attacks on the Fed can’t stop interest rates rising

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

November 1, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Since the establishment of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) in 1913, very few times have presidents openly criticized or tried to influence the Fed — that is, until now. This lack of influence stems from the role of the Fed, which acts as the independent central banking system for the United States...

Following CPP repeal, will the latest EDA reform provide a greener future?

Yiwei Wang, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

The world was aghast by the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement back on June 1, 2017. It was a moment when many had believed the United States would limit their carbon consumption and champion the world into a greener future. Moreover, the Trump Administration also scaled back on...

What Kavanaugh’s confirmation could mean for pro-women policy in the coming years

What Kavanaugh’s confirmation could mean for pro-women policy in the coming years

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

October 19, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS, Top Stories

The past month has seen an unexpectedly dramatic and historically divisive event—the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Early on in the hearings, the nomination seemed to be rather mundane and his confirmation appeared to be secured by Senate Republicans....

BIPP: With an approaching election date, Republicans may face failure

Harry Morris, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Republicans have started to worry as pre-election polls indicate the upcoming elections could be tough for them. Although they are still presumed to keep the Senate, swing-states are looking more challenging to win, and the usual Republican safe zones are surprisingly being contested. Democrats are...

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