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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...

Politicians deserve civility, but McConnell confrontation is warranted

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Uncategorized

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted inside a Kentucky restaurant on Oct. 19 by a band of upset protesters. They shouted at McConnell to “leave the country,” as their protests were driven by concerns about cutting entitlement programs such as Social Security. Needless to say, McConnell’s...

Marijuana legalization in Canada sets a precedent for others to follow

Marijuana legalization in Canada sets a precedent for others to follow

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

This past week, Canada became the first G7 nation to legalize marijuana, and the second nation to do so, behind Uruguay. This move will have long term effects on Canadian society and also puts pressure on the rest of the world to legalize marijuana. The legal age to smoke is 18 in Alberta and Quebec,...

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....

What journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance says about the safety of the press (and the world)

Sarah Baldwin, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct.2. Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi Arabian government, was shown on camera entering the consulate, yet there is no evidence of him leaving. Later, the Turkish government...

Trump attempts to undermine another independent agency

Jacob Feuerstein, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

President Donald Trump has desperately tried to link the economy to his presidency and frankly, I don’t blame him. The unemployment rate is down to 3.7 percent, a 48-year low, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has grown remarkably quickly in the time since Trump’s election. Trump boasts that he...

Nobel Prize gives a new platform to combat sexual violence

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The Nobel Peace Prize organization states that any recipient of the prize “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” To put it simply, to award Denis Mukwege...

Moderates’ praise of Nikki Haley is unwarranted and inaccurate

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

There has been a lot of tension over the past few weeks over the loss of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, a member of the Trump Administration who recently announced her resignation effective at the end of 2018. She has often been praised as a beacon of rationality and candor within...

UN report suggests need for stronger response to climate change

UN report suggests need for stronger response to climate change

Caroline Guthrie, Senior Writer

October 19, 2018


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A new report conducted by the United Nations claims that there will be an unprecedented temperature increase from 2030 to 2052 if humans do not change their current lifestyles. If humans are unable to prevent the warming of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius, the world will face irreversible consequences, such...

Melania Trump’s Fashion: Tasteful or Inappropriate?

Colette Lewin, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Last week, First Lady Melania Trump finished her first solo trip in office, where she visited Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi. Throughout her trip, she posted various pictures holding babies, feeding elephants, and touring sites of religious and cultural importance. Though people noticed how often the...

Elon Musk faces consequences of social media

Elon Musk faces consequences of social media

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

The speed at which social media has become essential to our lifestyle is remarkable. The integration of social media into our daily lives has enabled us to construct larger social networks, remain fully connected at all times, and exercise individual agency in ways that were impossible only a few years...

The post-Rosenstein world, its implications, and why it hasn’t happened yet

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

A guardian angel is protecting U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but for how long is difficult to say. Rosenstein’s ordeal began last month when a New York Times report revealed that, in May of 2017, Rosenstein made two remarks in a series of meetings with D.O.J. and F.B.I. officials suggesting...

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