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Howard Schultz: From coffee to candidate?

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks, announced on Twitter that he was considering running for president in 2020 on Jan. 27. Schultz, who was at the helm of Starbucks from 1986-2000 and again from 2008-2017, said that he would run as a centrist independent, believing that our bipartisan system is...

Trump’s DACA proposal displays an apparent disregard for people’s lives

Sarah Baldwin, Opinions Co-Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

President Donald Trump proposed an end to the now month-long government shutdown on Jan. 19 in exchange for $5.7 billion in order to build a wall along the United States’ Southern border. The president claimed that he would, in return for the funds, extend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

Gillette: The best a man, and a company, can get

Griffin Perrault, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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Last week, Gillette engaged in one of the more constructive advertising trends of the recent cultural moment–that is, creating a homiletic, morally instructive advertisement with a doctrine ostensibly beyond the company’s profit motive. The ad in particular, entitled “We Believe: The Best Men Can...

The government shutdown shows just how committed Trump is to racism

The government shutdown shows just how committed Trump is to racism

Ben Borrok, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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The U.S. government has been shut down as of Dec. 22 and since then 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or working without pay. Food banks and charities have been set up to help those struggling with their day-to-day expenses. Restaurants have introduced discounts, while many private bus...

Freshman Democratic Congressman calls for Justice Kavanaugh’s impeachment

Harry Simons, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2019


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A video posted on Jan. 18 by the political action committee America Rising showed Democratic Congressman Joe Neguse, who holds a seat on the House Judiciary Committee, making a serious claim about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. After being asked if he would try to use perjury allegations to...

(BIPP) The Scramble for Africa: Part II

TreyLonte Gaither, BIPP Intern

January 24, 2019


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Since European colonization in the 1800s, Africa has been solely viewed, by the West, as a place of profit, with little regard for those living there. After the crippling effects of European colonialism on what was seen as an “uncivilized” group of people, Africa has been trying to place itself in...

Journalistic integrity in the era of “fake news”

January 24, 2019


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BuzzFeed News reported on Jan. 17 that U.S. President Donald Trump instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans for the construction of a Trump Tower in Moscow. The report cited two unnamed and unconfirmed law enforcement sources. In an unusual move, Special Counsel Robert...

Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

Editorial: Climate change report released on Black Friday contradicts the presidential administration’s messages of denial

November 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

A representative from the Marshall Islands, a small archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, called a lack of action on climate change equivalent to “genocide,” at the Paris climate accords in 2015. The international summit, which at the time seemed hopeful due to the...

BIPP: Progressive Democrats push to combat climate change in the 116th Congress

Nicole Redding, BIPP Intern

November 30, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Stepping out of her famed canvassing shoes and onto Capitol Hill, Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) is already making great strides in her first week of congressional orientation. By joining climate change activists from the Sunrise Movement in a protest outside of Minority...

Brexit and the future of nationalism

Brexit and the future of nationalism

Jess Kaplan, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2018


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After two years of deliberation, British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured 27 votes from European Union (EU) members on a formal exit strategy from the EU. Despite the consequential step, the process is far from over. As parliament and citizens remain sharply polarized, the bitter saga prevails. Since...

The migrant caravan has brought out the worst in America

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

November 30, 2018


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While media and politicians were focused on a migrant caravan from Central America during the week leading up to the election, all the discourse seemed to stop once Election Day passed. U.S. President Donald Trump did not tweet about the group of asylum seekers that were supposedly “imminent threats...

How the climate change crisis will manifest in the United States

How the climate change crisis will manifest in the United States

Colette Lewin, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


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A recent report issued by the U.S. government listed various warnings and consequences of climate change, highlighting the impact climate change will have on our nation’s overall health and economy. This new report contradicts President Donald Trump’s position on climate change. In fact, over Thanksgiv...

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