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McConnell is lying; Here’s the truth

McConnell is lying; Here’s the truth

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is palpably incapable of discoursing in good faith; it does not take a particularly perceptive or discerning spirit to notice a McConnell brand of deceptive, accusatory rhetoric, focused more on sound-bites than substance. From his passionate public endorsement...

Elizabeth Burke discusses the lack of privacy in offshoring medical records

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, NEWS

Having previously worked as an outpatient and diagnosis-related group (DRG) medical coder, auditor, appeals author, and coding educator, Elizabeth Burke is no stranger to Health Information Management. Burke worked in a medical corporation for six months, and during that time, she saw firsthand how...

BIPP: Senate to knock some sense into Trump’s plan to withdraw troops

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

February 7, 2019


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The Senate began a bipartisan effort to stymie U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan on Jan. 31. A vote of 68-23 cleared the way for an amendment — to a broader Middle Eastern security policy bill — written by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...

Cory Booker may be the best 2020 candidate (so far)

Sarah Baldwin, Opinions Co-Editor

February 7, 2019


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U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker announced his plans to run for president in 2020 on Feb. 1. The Senator, who has been serving in his current role since 2013, has made national headlines in the past few years as a staunch opposer of President Donald Trump and the administration’s policies. In this modern...

Prisoner abuse remains pervasive around the country

Jacob Feuerstein, Opinions Co-Editor

February 7, 2019


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The pounding of the fists of inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn could be heard echoing through the streets of the South Slope neighborhood, east of Prospect Park. MDC is a federal jail whose orange window covers and utilitarian architecture stick out like a sore thumb among the...

Amid all the controversies, Super Bowl 53 did some things right

Caroline Guthrie, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


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This year’s anti-climactic Super Bowl came as a surprise, as many thought that the controversies leading up to the game–ranging from a music industry boycott of the halftime show to the missed call at the Saints vs. Rams game–would ensure a thrilling event. However, as the millions of people who...

One Country, Two Realities

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

January 31, 2019


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The March for Life protest on Jan. 18 garnered attention after a video showing the interaction between white Covington Catholic School students and a Native American veteran went viral. One picture showed teen Nick Sandmann, sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat while allegedly attempting...

Trump’s transgender military ban is hateful and baseless

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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It has often been said, usually in a disparaging manner, that the policies, actions, and general message of the Trump Administration lack any form or consistency. Critics argue that President Donald Trump has absolutely no identifiable agency in any action he takes, confounding policy strategists,...

Hindsight for 2020

Hindsight for 2020

John Geba, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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So far, 2019 has brought us a government shutdown, a Venezuelan presidential crisis, and an overrated egg. Although some of these events are tragic, 2019 has also ushered in another round of presidential campaigning that has already garnered a great deal of interest. As always, there are some familiar...

BIPP: Kamala Harris: A “Progressive Prosecutor” and 2020 Democratic hopeful

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

January 31, 2019


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Among a crowded field of Democratic contenders, Kamala Harris, the junior U.S. Senator for California, entered the 2020 presidential election race last week. However, her background is unusual, not only as a woman of color and the daughter of immigrants but also as a career prosecutor. Before winning...

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi jostle for power

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi jostle for power

Harry Simons, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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The State of the Union Address (SOTU) fulfills a constitutional obligation of the President of the United States, but recent events—including a back and forth between President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi—have forced analysts to pose some serious questions: How important is...

Separating the Art from the Artist

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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After The Atlantic published a lengthy feature detailing sexual misconduct allegations against Bryan Singer, the GLAAD media awards elected on Jan. 26 to not consider “Bohemian Rhapsody”–a film which Singer directed–for Outstanding Film. The decision shifted the spotlight from Singer alone to...

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