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Rousseau Would Have Loved Twitch Plays Pokémon

By now, it’s very likely that you’ve heard of Twitch Plays Pokémon, even if you are not among the millions who have participated in or watched the chaos that’s gone down. However, this is a political blog and not a [...]

March 3, 2014 Soapbox Blog
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Learning From The Strategic Folly In Afghanistan

By Josh Zuckerman To most Americans the war in Afghanistan is a frustrating riddle. Despite being routed by the vastly superior American military, the Taliban has managed to drag the war on for 14 years. Like many wars of the [...]

March 1, 2014 Soapbox Blog
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What You Need to Know About Ukraine

A Recount of the Events The crisis in Ukraine has been in the making for a while now. The former Soviet state has been mired in difficult economic straits and, last year, Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich promised reform and began [...]

February 24, 2014 Soapbox Blog

Battle of the Vice Presidents: Selina Meyer v. Frank Underwood

As an avid follower of both politics and television, I of course watch House of Cards and Veep. And upon starting season two of House of Cards, I couldn’t stop thinking about the stark differences in the vice presidents from [...]

February 19, 2014 Soapbox Blog
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Do You Really Wanna Know About Some Gangsta Sh*t?

I begin with apologies to my grandparents, probably my only loyal readers, because I intend to write about something exclusive to Penn today. So, from what I’ve gathered, Chi Omega and Beta Theta Pi threw a party last week that [...]

February 19, 2014 Soapbox Blog, Uncategorized

Why You (and the Government) Should Care About the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

It has often been stated that we live in an age of information, and for good reason. The amount of data that is constantly being shoveled into our homes via broadband Internet and cable television is truly staggering. What’s even [...]

February 17, 2014 Soapbox Blog
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Malala Yousafzai and the Pakistani Taliban

Josh Zuckerman Malala Yousafzai’s struggle for gender equality and surviving an execution attempt by Pakistani Taliban has made her famous throughout the Western World. While she has attained celebrity status, the group she fought against and the two wars for [...]

February 15, 2014 Soapbox Blog

Is Democracy Coming to Viet Nam soon? (Part 1)

A few days ago, while conducting my research on the topic of whether Democracy will come to Viet Nam, my country of birth, soon, I came across an article on “The Epoch Times” entitled “Propel Vietnam Toward Democracy” by Dr. [...]

February 13, 2014 Soapbox Blog
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The Year in Preview

I’ve been waiting for a while for a political story that I actually want to cover: the Chris Christie bridge story is boring, and annoying to cover because anyone trying to predict how this will affect his presidential campaign in [...]

February 6, 2014 Soapbox Blog

The Keystone XL Comes Closer to Fruition

The contentious issue of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, facing years of arguments and uncertainty, may finally be showing signs of a resolution. The State Department just released a thorough environmental review of pipeline, which concluded that the environmental impact [...]

January 31, 2014 Soapbox Blog