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ICYMI: Marco Rubio’s Bipartisan Attempt at Saving Free Speech

Hanna Bogorowski ’18 – Inside Politics Participant  On February 7th when Mitch McConnell used Senate Rule 19 on Senator Elizabeth Warren, many on the left cried out that Warren’s First Amendment rights had been stripped and degraded. Many on the right asked if McConnell had taken things too far and provided fodder for the Democrats to […]

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Time to Wake Up America: Close the Gender Pay Gap

Annette Aguilera-Gonzalez ’18 – Women in Leadership Participant   The gender pay gap has lifelong financial effects. A study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) found that the pay gap “contributes directly to women’s poverty. In 2015, 14 percent of American women ages 18–64 were living below the federal poverty level, compared with […]

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Tension Rises between Trump and U.S. Businesses

Edward Bagliani “18 – Inside Politics Participant In this past week, six major retail corporations have dropped Ivanka Trump’s merchandise brand. With Nordstrom being the first to drop the brand, retail stores owned by Nieman Marcus, Belk, TJX, Sears Holdings, and Burlington have also dropped products from Ivanka’s company. White House Press Secretary Correspondent Sean […]

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Betsy DeVos’s Next Steps as Secretary of Education

Question of the week: Betsy DeVos’s recent confirmation as Education Secretary has brought education policy to the forefront of American politics. What do you think Secretary DeVos’s top priorities should be in office to improve the American education system?     Caleb J. Parker ’18 – Gettysburg College Republicans The Tenth Amendment of the Constitution […]

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The Truth about Freedom of Speech

Question of the week: With the increasing polarization of political dialogue in the US, resentment is steadily growing between the parties. With political correctness, protests, and increasingly hyperbolic rhetoric in politics, is there an inappropriate use of one’s freedom of speech? Should the standard be different on college campuses?   Brendan Salyards ‘20– Gettysburg College […]

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A Trump Administration and LGBT+ Rights

Jay Hauser ’19 – Inside Politics Participant Following Mr. Donald J. Trump’s upset victory in the electoral college, much of the political dialogue has revolved around the incoming administration’s expected courses of action and impact on minority rights. With LGBT+ rights, much of the legal framework for equality is still being created. A Trump administration […]

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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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A Questionable, but Vital Collaboration: Intelligence and the President-elect

Kathryn Cushman ’20 – Inside Politics Participant Over the last several days, news outlets have been discussing the relationship between the President-elect, Donald Trump, and the intelligence community. Intelligence sprang into action during the hours that followed the Presidential election. High-ranking officials and military commanders did not waste any moment in discussing the whereabouts and […]

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So, What Happened?

Trenton Fye ’19 – Inside Politics Participant As Donald Trump stood at the podium in his New York City Headquarters the morning after the election to deliver his victory speech, he became a symbol of rebellion against the political establishment in America. For some, this was a breath of fresh air and a time to […]

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A Shocking Victory for Donald Trump

Kelsea Brewer ’17 – Inside Politics Participant The day after the election I awoke to the news that Donald Trump had become the 45th President of the United States of America. As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed the general reaction seemed to be one of pure shock and fear. How could a man […]