Politics

Path Is Sought for States to Escape Debt Burdens

January 20, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School is cited for his article, “Give States a Way to Go Bankrupt.”

Article Source: New York Times

Obama’s Speech Seen as Inspiring

January 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s encouraging words in honoring the victims of the Arizona shooting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Obama’s Speech Seen as Inspiring

January 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s encouraging words in honoring the victims of the Arizona shooting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Bill Would Make Coloradans Organ Donors by Default

January 19, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his views on a proposal to make organ donation a default decision.

Article Source: Associated Press

Obama’s Veto Pen Likely to See More Action

January 11, 2011

Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how frequently President Obama might use his veto power now.

Article Source: Washington Times

In Despair Over Acts of a Lone Gunman, Message of Lost Civility Finds an Audience

January 11, 2011

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on styles of political rhetoric and tone.

Article Source: Associated Press

How the Media Can Defang Poisonous Political Discourse

January 11, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says “old media have a great chance to redefine themselves.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Arizona Tragedy Gives Congress a Moment to Pause

January 10, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the effect national tragedies can have on political discourse.

Article Source: Associated Press
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”Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 22. 

Featuring 30 prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, this traveling exhibition organized by the Smith College Museum of Art offers a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China, following Mao Zedong’s death.  It was the time when Chinese artists began to shrug off the restrictions established under Maoist Communism (1949-1979) and reclaim their individuality.

'To Form a More Perfect Union,’ But Reading Sparks Some Division

January 7, 2011

Richard Beeman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on significance of Congress’ recitation of the Constitution on the House floor.

Article Source: Washington Post