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More on Honduras

More on Honduras

The question of the Honduran crisis is both perplexing and extremely frustrating – perplexing at a legal level with respect to judging what happened, what should have happened, and what should happen in the future. But it’s frustrating with respect to what is actually unfolding. The global response has been [...]

September 25, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Global, Soapbox Blog 0

An Interesting Day at the UN

An Interesting Day at the UN

The full text of President Obama’s speech can be found here. In it, he declares that “We must embrace a new era of engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and our work must begin now.” This message of interdependence is quite stirring, of course (and I intend no [...]

September 24, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Global, Soapbox Blog 0

Great Article on the Afghanistan Debate Take a Look

Great Article on the Afghanistan Debate Take a Look

http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama/2009/09/debating-afghanistan.html For those of you who dont know Abu Muqawama is Andrew Exum a leader in US counterinsurgency policy. [...]

September 23, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Soapbox Blog 0

The Next Big Bailout?

The Next Big Bailout?

One of the topics that has been catching my eye from all over the place this week has been the discussion of a newspaper bailout. Apparently this isn’t actually new news, and that’s understandable, sometimes I’m really behind on things. However, this has been pulled back up as a topic [...]

September 23, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org National, Soapbox Blog 1

Look Who’s Back

Look Who’s Back

So it seems Manuel Zelaya has returned to Honduras, sparking protests and a curfew, and is busy making himself heard. I’ll have more to say about this later (and in the print edition), but to make a long story short, the coverage of this issue in the US has been [...]

September 22, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Soapbox Blog 2

Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Today, The Washington Post reported a close in the fifteen-point gap Republican candidate Robert McDonnell had over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds. McDonnell now only leads Deeds (haha…that rhymes!) by four percentage points, 51%-47%. Among Deeds’ most recent converts have been Northern Virginians and Independents, with both groups having [...]

September 20, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org National, Soapbox Blog 0

Thoughts on the Far Right

Thoughts on the Far Right

The dominating theme in political discourse since the inauguration has been crazy people. Birthers, Tenthers, Death-Panelers, Beck, Limbaugh, etc. Like Paris Hilton and other famous-for-being-famous lifestyle celebrities, they take over the discussion, and any attempt to move on to something else only exacerbates the problem. You can’t dismiss them without [...]

September 19, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog 2

Kicking Things Off

Kicking Things Off

by Josh Rittenberg Kicking off the PPR blog, very exciting times. Well, I’ll jump right into it. I had the opportunity today to ask Secretary of Education Duncan and a panel of congressman a question about the The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 that congress will most [...]

September 18, 2009 marketing@pennpoliticalreview.org Soapbox Blog 1