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The Democrats’ DIY Government

The Democrats’ DIY Government

Kevin Briskin, International Affairs '16 April 3, 2014 0

  Two weeks after his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama sat down and signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 from $7.25.  A month

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Getting Off the Fence: Why Immigration Reform Can’t Wait

Getting Off the Fence: Why Immigration Reform Can’t Wait

Lily Moseley, International Affairs '17 April 3, 2014 0

  During President Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008, he advocated for immigration reform on pivotal issues such as tightening borders, cracking down on employers of illegal immigrants, and establishing an “effective way to

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Towards Mindful Growth and Genuine Measurement

Towards Mindful Growth and Genuine Measurement

Allie Smith, Economics and Environmental Studies '15 April 3, 2014 0

  In 1968, Robert Kennedy made history with the bold statement that: “[the Gross Domestic Product] measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it can tell us everything about America

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Commercializing Vice: Marijuana, Tobacco and Alcohol Policy in the US

Commercializing Vice: Marijuana, Tobacco and Alcohol Policy in the US

Josh Sternberg, International Affairs '15 April 3, 2014 0

  “Please drink responsibly.” These words are etched into every bottle of booze and embedded into the fine print of television advertisements, reminding consumers that the producers and distributors of beer, wine, and spirits

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Not Up To Code: Reprogramming America’s Changing Workforce

Not Up To Code: Reprogramming America’s Changing Workforce

Matt Bilotti, Entrepreneurship '15 April 3, 2014 0

  Young companies in this decade are built by people who fall into one of two categories: developers, and “support beams” — people who have shallow skills sets across a wide spectrum as opposed

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Party Perspectives: Immigration Reform

Party Perspectives: Immigration Reform

Northeastern University Political Review February 13, 2014 0

  Immigration reform has been an important agenda item both for lawmakers and for the President. Despite bipartisan support for the issue, and recent cooperation on the Omnibus and Farm bills, immigration appears to

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From the Printing Press to Printing Firearms:  The effect of 3D printed guns on US federal legislation

From the Printing Press to Printing Firearms: The effect of 3D printed guns on US federal legislation

Federika Cariati, Political Science '15 January 29, 2014 0

“Reservations about rapid technological change are widely shared regardless of political party or philosophy. In America, the tensions between approval of science and worry about the rapid changes it can bring bubbles up in

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Domestic Threat: How the US Military Continues to Fail on Issues of Sexual Abuse

Domestic Threat: How the US Military Continues to Fail on Issues of Sexual Abuse

Kaitlin Beegle, Political Science & International Affairs '18 December 5, 2013 1

  A great documentary sheds light on an underrepresented niche of human life and exposes us to issues we never before considered. Documentaries should be creative and enlightening, but when it comes to being

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Left-by-South-West: The Return of Democrat Politics in Texas

Left-by-South-West: The Return of Democrat Politics in Texas

Hannah Lifshutz, International Affairs & Political Science '17 December 5, 2013 0

This summer, Texas legislator Wendy Davis, clad in pink sneakers, staged an 11-hour filibuster that successfully blocked Republican efforts to greatly restrict abortion policy.[1] The filibuster delayed the passing of House Bill 2, and

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The Infrastructure Improvement Conundrum

The Infrastructure Improvement Conundrum

Josh Sternberg, International Affairs '15 December 5, 2013 0

Infrastructure in the United States is in a state of disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure stamps US infrastructure with a letter grade of D+, with an

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