The Bucknellian

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

Yiwei Wang and Andrew Schlicht

March 8, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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...

BIPP: China follows U.S. on its tax reform legislation

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

The recent tax reform in the United States has not only a far reaching impact on a domestic level, but also on an international one. China, among other countries, has implemented a series of changes in its own tax code in response. In 2017, China transformed its tax system by publishing a plan on deepening...

So you want to be American?: Chain migration and family unification

Jackson Pierce-Felker, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

There has been a lot of talk of chain migration in the news, particularly after the Trump Administration reported that the United States annually resettles more immigrants than the entire population of Washington, D.C. Before passing judgment on new immigration policies, we should fully understand the...

BIPP: GOP Tax Plan: Budget-Buster?

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Having produced no major legislative victories, President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are facing a great deal of pressure to pass their tax overhaul, likely the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986. The merits of the bill have been discussed and debated for months, but the bill seems...

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

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

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...

The weekly student newspaper of Bucknell University
Bucknell Institute of Public Policy