“Spotlight on Cuba” – Operation Peter Pan: The Real-life Exodus of 14,000 Cuban Children to Miami, Florida

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ARTICLE BY MEGAN BRIDGES This article is part three of a five part Spotlight Series titled “Spotlight on Cuba.” In 2000, the world was rattled by images of Elián González being forcibly seized… Continue reading

The Flag

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ARTICLE BY HUNTER PEARL| “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice… Continue reading

The Saudi Royal Family: Breeding Stability (or Not) One Prince at a Time

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ARTICLE BY MITCHELL CHAN| Back in January, as the 90-year-old King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia lay dying of pneumonia, many in the international community feared an imminent succession struggle on the scale of… Continue reading

The Words that Maketh Murder

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ARTICLE BY JONATHAN HASKIN There is no doubt: The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, found dead in his apartment during the height of his inquiry into Argentina’s most deadly terrorist attack,… Continue reading

Worth the Cost? Netanyahu’s Victory is Israel’s Loss

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ARTICLE BY REGGIE KRAMER I feel I have to preface my argument with several statements about myself. As arguments about Israel can often be contentious, I find it best to be upfront about… Continue reading

PPU Crossfire: Keystone XL Pipeline

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This page features PRO and CON arguments on February’s Penn Political Union Resolution 0005 on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Click here to view the resolution. PRO RESOLUTION: BY AIDAN MCCONNELL It has taken… Continue reading

Stop the Clinton Madness

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ARTICLE BY AN ANONYMOUS PENN STUDENT If I read one more piece in the news about Hillary Clinton this far away from the 2016 presidential primaries and the general election, I think I’m… Continue reading

The Treachery of Words

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BY HUNTER PEARL “Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable” – George Orwell Language shapes our understanding of ideas. George Orwell knew this. In his dystopian classic Nineteen Eighty-Four,… Continue reading

Face-off: Income Inequality

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This page features two differing opinions on the issue of income inequality. ARTICLE BY HUNTER PEARL If Karl Marx were around today, he’d have serious beef with Bill Gates. How dare that rich… Continue reading