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The GOP and the Millennials

  By Jonathan Stahl In the 1980s, with President Ronald Reagan at the helm, the Republican Party was thriving, and the organization began to cement itself into the party as we know it today. Reagan and his contemporaries established the [...]

February 11, 2014 National, Print Edition

Why Not Privatize?

  By Theodore Caputi One of the most pressing issues in Pennsylvania politics is the initiative to privatize state liquor stores. Although the privatization bill passed in the House last year, it failed in the Senate. In this term, many [...]

February 11, 2014 National, Print Edition

Technology and Unemployment: The Future of the Labor Market and Jobs

By Larry Liu Edited by Sean Foley and Tony Young “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the [...]

November 11, 2013 National, Online Only
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En Busca del Voto Latino: Political Public Relations and the Latino Vote

By Daniel Esposito Edited by Jordan Dannenberg In both of his campaigns leading up to election, Barack Obama’s campaign team emphasized immigration reform as a clear directive in his agenda.  Latino American issues are receiving an increasing amount of cable [...]

October 13, 2013 National, Online Only

The Problems of Private Policing: Penn, Philadelphia, and Beyond

By Jordan Dannenberg Edited by Chris Hua In 2012, there were 331 homicides in Philadelphia. Despite a recent reduction of the number of yearly murders, Philadelphia’s crime rate remains stubbornly high, even as murder rates in cities such as New York [...]

October 13, 2013 National, Online Only
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Life in the Time of Mass Incarceration

  By Michael Soyfer Following a century of relative stability, the U.S. incarceration rate began to rise steadily in 1973. Indeed, the correctional population nearly quadrupled between 1980 and 2010. By 2007, one in every 31 adults was under some [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition
Boston Strong

Sporting Goods: What We Can Learn From the Boston Marathon Bombings

By Zachary Weiner The Boston Marathon runner’s experience changed swiftly from a moment of glory to a moment of terror on Monday, April 15, 2013. Two bombs exploded near the finish line, causing death and injury to both the participants [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition
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The Fight For Philadelphia’s Public Schools: Reevaluating the District’s Approach to Community Meetings

By Lee Marcus At a Philadelphia School District press conference last December, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. described his daunting challenge that began three months ago when he first stepped into a school system that had experienced declining enrollment over [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition
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Close the Blinds

By Jonathan Fried Politicians used to govern in the shadows; today, the political stage is often blindingly bright. For the past half century, “sunshine” has spread across the U.S. and other OECD countries, bringing public hearings and meetings, freedom of [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition
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Cybersecurity: The Need to Take Action

By Nadia Tareen Our leaders are trying to warn us before it is too late: the U.S. is being threatened by attacks in unprecedented territory. In October 2012, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed his growing concerns about an impending [...]

September 15, 2013 National, Print Edition