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EI Discussions: Campus-wide Debate Reflection

Caleb Parker ’18 – Undergraduate Fellow “This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” The words of President Eisenhower leave us with the important task to build a society with our fellow Americans where the art of compromise […]

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Complications of Free Speech: Trump’s Tweets and Taking a Knee

Meira Ruben ’20 – Inside Politics Participant One September afternoon in a Californian football stadium, over 60,000 people rose for the national anthem as the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers prepared to face off for an opening preseason game. The game should have been a normal kickoff to the 2016 season, however […]

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Unifying a divided United States

Question of the Week: What can the President-elect, a Republican-controlled Congress, and the Democratic minority do to unify out increasingly divided United States? Piper O’Keefe ’17 – Gettysburg College Democrats As this election has clearly shown through the very different campaign messages of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well as the opposing reactions of […]

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What is the federal government’s role in The Dakota Pipeline project?

Question of the Week: The Dakota Pipeline has been garnering national attention for the economic and environmental effects of the pipeline itself, as well as the reaction of the Sioux tribe and the police’s response to protesters. What role should the federal government be playing in this controversial project? Luke Frigon ’18 – Gettysburg College […]

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Voter registration and Election Day

Question of the Week: Donald Trump’s recent allegations that the election is rigged has brought up the issue of voter identification laws and their efficacy. What role do you think the state and federal governments should play in voter registration? What kind of voter identification laws are most appropriate in early voting and on Election Day? David Fulkerson ’17 – Gettysburg […]

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About EI Discussions- a weekly series

What is EI Discussions? Last month the Institute hosted a campus-wide debate between the various political groups at Gettysburg College. In order to continue the discussion we have developed a weekly series called EI Discussions which will be posted here every Wednesday. EI Discussions encourages constructive dialogue between people across the political spectrum on a number of issues facing […]