Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

By Adam Sherman As the nation is still adjusting to the starkly different policies of the Trump administration compared to the Obama White House, aspiring politicians across the nation are looking ahead to the next major election in 2018. For Pennsylvania, that means two critical elections - for our Governor and for one of our … Continue reading Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Announced as Penn Executive Fellow

Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter has been announced as the Senior School of Social Policy and Practice Executive Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, according to the School of Social Policy and Practice. Nutter is a 1979 graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Democratic former mayor who … Continue reading Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Announced as Penn Executive Fellow

Why the Leftward Shift of the Democratic Party is Concerning

January 20, 2017 marked the day Republican President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office. While it’s true that many never fully envisioned this day coming, as could be seen in the shock that swept college campuses across the nation, Democrats and Republicans alike must now work together toward serious policy changes involving healthcare, the … Continue reading Why the Leftward Shift of the Democratic Party is Concerning

Guide to Down Ballot Races

Pennsylvania Races: U.S. Senate Winner: Pat Toomey (R) In a Senate race that was moving in Democratic challenger Katie McGinty’s favor, incumbent Pat Toomey (R) won by over 1.5%. This can largely be attributed to Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the Keystone State through huge margins in rural counties. Toomey’s reelection helped Republicans retain control … Continue reading Guide to Down Ballot Races

Clinton or Shame

While the political conversation on Penn’s campus is dominated by left-leaning groups, there have been recent calls throughout Penn, including in the Daily Pennsylvanian, for more diversity of political views. The article placed the responsibility for initiating and engaging in such dialogue squarely on Republican groups at Penn. However, an idealized world of open discussion … Continue reading Clinton or Shame

Protesters Berate Penn Students for Sinful Behavior

Penn’s College Green was rocked on Thursday with the arrival of two devout men who protested the sinfulness of college culture. Preacher Aiden and Brother Jackson arrived around midday and maintained a sizeable crowd until their protest ended shortly after 5pm. The number of student onlookers reached several hundred in the late afternoon. The demonstration … Continue reading Protesters Berate Penn Students for Sinful Behavior

Philly Soda Tax Hurts the Poor

Thought taxes in Philadelphia were already high enough? Wrong. Over the summer, Philadelphia’s City Council passed a “soda” tax which Mayor Kenney championed. This tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on sugar-added and diet beverages extends beyond soda to sports drinks, bottled coffee, and flavored water, leading to an 18 cent tax on a can … Continue reading Philly Soda Tax Hurts the Poor