Saturday 24th February 2018,
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Stop Making Such A Fuss About Hobby Lobby

Yesterday’s SCOTUS decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is, to say the least, a controversial one. Since the decision was announced, I’ve seen a social-media outcry that’s nearly unmatched by anything else I’ve ever seen, at least having to do with politics. It makes sense why. A lot [...]

July 1, 2014 Soapbox Blog 0

Why Economics Should Inform Your Vote


If Penn students were to be surveyed on the political issue that’s most important to them, what would be the result? I don’t know of any such survey ever having been administered, but it seems likely to me that some social issue or another would pretty easily take the cake: [...]

June 1, 2014 Soapbox Blog 0

An Interview with Jake Siewert

By Anthony Cruz Richard L. “Jake” Siewert served as White House Press Secretary during the Clinton administration and in the Treasury Department under the Obama administration. He is currently Global Head of Corporate Communications for Goldman Sachs. Could you describe what life is like as the White House Press Secretary? [...]

May 5, 2014 Interviews, Print Edition 0

An Interview with Congressman Jon Runyan

By Anthony Cruz Jon Runyan is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. He has served since 2011 and is a member of the Republican Party. Before entering politics, he was an American football offensive tackle in the NFL for fourteen seasons, playing for the Houston Oilers, the [...]

May 5, 2014 Interviews, Print Edition 0

An Interview with Governor Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis

By Sam Ruddy and Madison Russ Michael Dukakis served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts. He is the longest serving Governor in Massachusetts history. He was also the 1988 Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. First [...]

May 5, 2014 Interviews, Print Edition 0

Is the UN Relevant Anymore?

By Kristina Kulik and Andriana Loukanari Critics call it too bureaucratic and inefficient. The complaints levied against its logistical limitations are valid; however, the United Nations remains the most prominent international body, particularly within the arena of human rights enforcement. It serves not only as the foremost international forum for [...]

May 5, 2014 Global, Print Edition 0

Groupthink and Polarization: A Tale of Redistricting


By Jonathan Iwry The last few decades, particularly since the start of the 21st century, have seen a significant rise in polarization. Politically, American society is fundamentally divided, and tensions are running high. It might be tempting to conclude that polarization results from ignorance—that we are divided because we know [...]

May 5, 2014 National, Print Edition 0

Regulatory Overaction: From Crisis to Bad Laws

By Jordan Rosman Richard Nixon once remarked that the most dangerous period of a crisis “is the aftermath” because “with all his resources spent and his guard down, … an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.” The same is certainly true for national crises. It’s not [...]

May 5, 2014 National, Print Edition 0

For the Love of the Game? NCAA Athletes’ Amateur Status

NCAA Basketball

By Dillon Mahoney Slated to begin June 9th is a contest that will prove historic for collegiate athletics, and it will happen far away from the playing field. Former UCLA Bruins basketball star Ed O’Bannon will be switching courts as he files an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over its [...]

May 5, 2014 National, Print Edition 0

Dear NFL, Respect your Stakeholders: End the Blackout Policy

NFL Television

By Christian Moore As the 2014 wild card playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals crept closer, serious concerns arose as to whether the Cincinnati faithful would have the opportunity to root for their Bengals on television. Owing to a policy that dates back to the [...]

May 5, 2014 National, Print Edition 0