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Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: New administration is not making sexual assault a priority

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2017


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Growing up, my idea of Title IX began and ended with the fact that it was the legislation that allowed me to play sports just like my male counterparts. As I have grown to better understand the legislation, I have come to realize how many opportunities I have been afforded because of it, and how thankful...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: The death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


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Trade was one of the hallmark issues of President Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House. From his candidacy announcement, to the many primary and general election debates, to his inaugural address, Trump continually lamented the so-called “theft” of our jobs by overseas nations as a result...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: In 2016, the tide of populism swelled

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2016


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The past year has not lacked turbulence for Western democracies. The first taste of populist backlash against establishment politics came on June 23, when U.K. citizens voted in a referendum to leave the European Union in a move dubbed “Brexit.” The EU has been arguably the strongest force in promoting...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Despite distancing from Trump, Toomey dominates PA’s senate race

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2016


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While the election of Donald Trump to the White House has been garnering much attention recently, another nail-biter occurred in our home state of Pennsylvania: Katie McGinty’s (D) attempt at Pat Toomey’s (R) Senate seat. With sitting majorities in the House and Senate, it was important for Republicans...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: The Dakota Access pipeline only compounds past injustices against Native Americans

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016


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It would seem that most people are aware of the immoral atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus after his arrival in 1492. Several states and institutions no longer celebrate Columbus Day on Oct. 12, instead opting for the more progressive Indigenous Peoples’ Day. While the modified name is...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Why 2016 elections remind us to appreciate the 19th amendment

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, Decision 2016, OPINIONS

Nate Silver of  FiveThirtyEight, a website that focuses on opinion poll analysis, posted two graphics showing what the current election results would be if only women voted versus if only men voted on Oct. 11. When only women vote, Hillary Clinton wins 458 electoral votes and Donald Trump wins 80. When...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: ‘And what is Aleppo?’

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, Decision 2016, OPINIONS

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Sept. 8 to promote his presidential campaign. Things were going well for Johnson until one of the panelists, Mike Barnicle, asked him what he would do about the situation in Aleppo, Syria if he were elected. Johnson...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Predicament 2016: The Dilemma of Voting

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, Decision 2016, OPINIONS

When I was very young, politics grabbed my attention. I remember falling in love with American history quickly, so it became natural for me to pay attention to proceedings within the American government. I remember very vividly watching the Sunday morning ‘talking heads’ with my father, not necessarily...

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