Two Houses, Both Alike in Dignity: The Fate of the 2014 Senate

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Article by Alex Cohn 9,329 votes (out of 2,370,445 total) were all that separated incumbent Senator George Allen (R-VA) from retaining his Congressional seat in the 2006 elections. Yet, his Democratic challenger and… Continue reading

The Americans Don’t Call It Separation Day

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Article by Samuel Byers Little baby Kirsten will be born on the same day as the referendum for Scottish independence. “The question is: what kind of country will I grow up in?” a… Continue reading

Piety or Pragmatism?: Holt v. Hobbs

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Article by Sarah Simon When the Supreme Court’s fall term begins next month, one of the first cases it will adjudicate revolves around a seemingly out-of-place topic: whether prisoners should be allowed to… Continue reading

An American In Edinburgh: Scotland Decides Its Future

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Article by Varun Menon EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM – Fever pitch on the streets from the British nationalist Orangemen marching past me to the tables of every possible Scottish political party lining the student… Continue reading

Face-Off: Is America Safe?

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Growing Capacities: A Safer America Aidan McConnell When considering whether the United States is safe in the decade or so after the September 11th terrorist attacks, one must review the two primary components… Continue reading

Busting the Smith Myth

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Yesterday morning I came across a portrayal of Adam Smith in my economics textbook so far from the truth that it merited a short response.   The first infraction is an info-graphic that… Continue reading

Penn Students Take D.C. at the Washington Legislative Advocacy Summit

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On April 4, 2014, members of the University of Pennsylvania Government and Politics Association (Penn GPA) joined other student leaders from American University, Georgetown University, West Virginia University, and Western Kentucky University for… Continue reading

The Power of the Financial Markets

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One of the things that one often hears among politicians is that they may be interested in financing stronger social safety nets, more roads, bridges, infrastructure, better schools, better hospitals etc., but that… Continue reading

A Foreign Policy of Realism

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For at least the last sixty years, the United States has tried to put out the grease-fire that is Middle East governance by splashing it with water. With each splash, the fire spreads… Continue reading