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Kemp’s hacking allegations were a feeble attempt to distract from Republican voter suppression

Sarah Baldwin, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018


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Earlier this week, Georgia’s Secretary of State and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp announced the opening of an investigation into the Democratic Party for the alleged hacking of the state’s voter registration system. When asked about the accusations on CNN, Kemp’s Democratic opponent Stacey...

BIPP: Germany after Merkel, and the murky path ahead

Max Hubbauer and Yiwei Wang, BIPP Interns

November 8, 2018


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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,...

Midterm reflection: A sharply divided nation

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

November 8, 2018


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In the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump simultaneously asserted that he was not responsible for a Republican defeat, but he should be credited if the Republicans won. With the results tallied on Nov. 6, Trump sort of achieved both claims: Democrats seized control of the...

University of Maryland doesn’t care about their student athletes

University of Maryland doesn’t care about their student athletes

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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DJ Durkin, the former head coach of the University of Maryland’s football team, was fired for the death of Jordan McNair, a freshman who passed out during a strenuous practice on a hot spring day. Durkin almost retained his prestigious position as coach, considering that the Board of Regents decided...

Letter to the Editor: A response to the History department regarding the ’60s at 50′ symposium

November 8, 2018


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We agree with our colleagues in History that the stakes are high regarding the effort to make sense of the consequences of the American 1960s. For that reason, we enthusiastically invite everyone to attend the upcoming events of the ’60s at 50’ symposium and join in on the debate and discussion. As...

Letter to the Editor: The history department on “’60s at 50” symposium

Letter to the Editor: The history department on “’60s at 50” symposium

November 1, 2018


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We, the faculty of the Department of History, write to you to express our deep concern about the ongoing “’60s at 50” symposium sponsored by the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC). The stakes of this symposium are high. How past historical moments ar...

Birthright is at the heart of American Democracy

Birthright is at the heart of American Democracy

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

November 1, 2018


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Limiting citizenship and curbing undocumented immigration has been U.S. President Donald Trump’s central priority since he launched his young political career with an attack on former President Barack Obama’s status as a “natural-born citizen.” Yet on Oct. 30, Trump furthered his agenda by...

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

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

November 1, 2018


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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...

Bombs received by Democrats: American politicians need to limit violence in their speech to promote civility

Caroline Guthrie, Senior Writer

November 1, 2018


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Last week, a number of influential Democratic figures, including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Cory Booker (N.J.), along with reporters from CNN, were sent bombs from the now-identified Florida citizen Cesar Sayoc. Fortunately, no one was...

The Midterm elections will be an defining moment for the future of our nation

The Midterm elections will be an defining moment for the future of our nation

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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Election Day is less than a week away, and the results will affect the direction of our political landscape for the next two years. So before I say anything more, I urge you to go out and vote! If you are registered, there is absolutely no excuse to not vote; it takes very little time and is a democratic...

Trump’s threats against Honduras illustrate his desperation for Republican control

Trump’s threats against Honduras illustrate his desperation for Republican control

Sarah Baldwin, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


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In recent weeks, there has been an influx of migrants joining the Honduran caravan headed toward Mexico and the United States. Those fleeing are doing so to escape the extreme violence and poverty plaguing their country in the hopes of finding safety elsewhere. Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted...

Editorial: Professor Chris Ellis’ Kavanaugh poster sparks productive conversation, but has short-sighted approach to due process

October 25, 2018


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This past week, some may have noticed a poster on Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Ellis’ door. The poster, featuring a picture of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, was captioned, “Nevertheless, he persisted.” This aphorism originates from the Senate debate over the...

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