Category Archives: Blog

Blog: Grading Obama’s Handling of the Recovery

By Fionn Adamian When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a crippling recession. Economic recovery—or a lack thereof—would define public opinion of the president throughout his tenure. Fast forward six years and people’s outlooks differ significantly on his success: some bash the recovery for being tepid while others point to accelerating growth. Despite Obama’s poor

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Obama the Scapegoat

By Leopold Spohngellert Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. At this point in President’s Obama’s presidency, it seems like everybody has turned on him. This election cycle was defined as a referendum on Obama’s presidency by Republicans, and Democrats took their bait.

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Let’s Get to Work

Last Tuesday, voters across the country went to the polls and voted for divided government. With the White House still occupied by a Democrat, and both houses of Congress now run by a party whose main goal has been to obstruct the president, opportunities for bipartisanship seem elusive. We believe, however, that there is no

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Blog: Fighting the Fictions about Reproductive Rights

By Zakya Hall Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. On Wednesday, Dayle Steinberg and Maggie Groff, two women who have devoted their entire careers to fighting for reproductive rights, held a discussion with Penn Dems about their work with Planned Parenthood. This

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Blog: Women Can Now Only Wear Pants

By Meghana Nallajerla Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. On October 9th, a judge in Virginia tossed a case regarding a man who took “upskirt” pictures of unsuspecting women. The individual in question, Christopher Cleveland, took pictures of women wearing dresses and

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Blog: Right to vote threatened in Wisconsin

By Matt Strahan Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Dems as an organization. “No f*cking way!” In a newly released ACLU video, Lewis Black, the always-enraged comedian, responded to recent attempts by conservative leaders in states around the country to implement stricter (and perhaps more discriminatory)

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