Category Archives: Blog

Half Truths and Whole Lies: 11 Myths of the Post-Election Narrative

    “This election proves the Americans really, really hate the establishment.” There’s clearly something to this, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. America is becoming a more divided nation. The ideological gap between liberals and conservatives is growing. People are sorting themselves geographically to live close to people of similar backgrounds, educational attainments,

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When Clinton and Trump Go Head-to-Head: A Take on the Debate

This past Monday night, September 26th, Americans huddled around their TV’s for a showdown. No, not the Falcons vs. Saints game, but an even more contentious matchup: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.   Moments before the debate started, I noticed my hands starting to sweat. For the first time this election season, I felt nervous.

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Bookers and Barakas: Democrats’ Divergence on Education Reform

    In 1983, the Reagan administration’s National Commission on Excellence in Education released an explosive report called A Nation at Risk, and its findings were alarming. The United States, despite its proud place on the frontier of cutting-edge technological innovations like space travel and computing, had an education system that somehow ranked near the

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Blog Post by Brian Doyle: Not Feelin’ the Bern

Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Democrats as an organization. I like Bernie Sanders. I think he’s an honest, principled man, with admirable ideals and good priorities. He’s ideologically consistent and has largely stayed away from the demagoguery that other candidates have so readily embraced. Unfortunately, however,

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Penn Democrats Endorses Dwight Evans

At our Congressional Candidates Forum on February 22nd for Democrats running to represent Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District, members of Penn Democrats had the privilege to hear directly from the candidates why they should represent our congressional district. Though the Democratic field offers many candidates with compelling resumes and progressive platforms that we support by and

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