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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


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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 21, 2018


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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...

BIPP: Shedding light to the shadow of censorship: Google plans to return Chinese market with censored app 8 years later

Yiwei Wang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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To the surprise of many, Google plans on re-entering the Chinese market through developing a censored version of its search service, eight years after being deemed illegal by the Chinese government. The project coded under “Dragonfly” has been underway since the spring of 2017 and according to Re...

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


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There are many elements of this university that make it unique. Its small size, its resources, and its relative geographic isolation from other major metropolises make for a student experience that is totally different than one that someone would have at Boston University or the University of Wisconsin, for...

BIPP: Is “America first” really making us great again?

Nicole Marrone, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2018


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Throughout one of the most polarizing presidential races, then-candidate Donald Trump vowed that he would “Make America Great Again” by putting “America first.” A harsh critic of the Obama administration, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama of entering trade agreements in which the...

BIPP: New census question draws controversy over citizenship and response rates

Harry Morris, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2018


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The 2020 census may seem like a distant matter, but the preparation and controversy surrounding it has already started. The census is important for determining how districts are drawn, where resources and funds are allocated, and how many representatives a state will have in Congress. The U.S. Department...

BIPP: Is there a balance between privacy and data collection?

Yiwei Wang and Andrew Schlicht

April 4, 2018


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The recent Facebook privacy scandal has shocked many of its users across the world. The sudden loss of trust and confidence of users placed Facebook in a very difficult situation. The company aimed to appease users who felt their privacy had been violated and at the same time accused Cambridge Analytica of breaching...

BIPP: Trump brings in new face to head National Security Council

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2018


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In a tweet on March 22, President Donald Trump announced that John Bolton, the former Ambassador to the UN under George W. Bush, would be replacing H.R. McMaster as his National Security Advisor. Some had predicted this was coming for months, but many were stunned and outraged, with some of the flak...

BIPP: Effects from new tariff on steel and aluminum imports will reverberate throughout the economy

Yiwei Wang and Andrew Schlicht

March 8, 2018


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President Donald Trump proposed a new tariff March 1 on steel and aluminum imports, levying a 25 percent tax on imported steel and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum. This news surprised many across several industries, including automotive, soft drink, and construction firms. All of these industries...

BIPP: How should we prepare our children for the harshest realities of life?

Jackson Pierce-Felker, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


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President Donald Trump met with the nation’s governors on Feb. 24 to address the previous week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Among the many ridiculous things he said, was a single gem of wisdom regarding the NRA: “They are doing what they think is right.” I think...

BIPP: The Trump economy: How long can we ride the business cycle?

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


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By almost every measure, the American economy is healthy. The unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2000. Stock indices have risen around 30 percent since President Donald Trump’s 2016 election. Consumer and business confidence are as high they have been since the Great...

BIPP: Stronger ties, stronger enemies

Madison Simon, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


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Since its inception, North Korea has been thought of as a hermit state, isolated from the rest of the world. However, the 2018 Olympics may be a turning point. As of late, North Korea and South Korea have been attempting to improve relations and reunite the Korean Peninsula. North Korean leader Kim...

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