Politics

Boehner to Take Helm With Show of Austerity

January 3, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the rhetoric and persona of the new House speaker, John Boehner.

Article Source: Washington Post

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

December 23, 2010

After signing the law repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” President Obama embraces Tobias Wolff of the Law School, who worked to rescind the 17-year-old system.

 

Article Source: New York Times

After Fall of ‘Don’t Ask,’ Pushing for ‘I Do’

December 20, 2010

Tobias Wolff of the Law School says that politicians can be “hyper-cautious” about public-policy issues like gay rights even when the public supports change.

Article Source: New York Times

How to Have That ‘Adult Conversation’ on Taxes

December 19, 2010

Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education shares his views on the Obama tax deal.

Why Tomorrow’s Wall Street Leaders Don’t Like Bonuses

December 16, 2010

Peter Cappelli, Michael Useem, Matthew Bidwell and John Paul MacDuffie of the Wharton School share their perspective on why Wharton students hate bonuses.

Article Source: Washington Post

Experts Ponder ‘Plan B’ Options for the Health Insurance Mandate

December 16, 2010

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his perspective on strategies to tackle health-care policies.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Banning Congressional Earmarks Would Cost Colleges Billions

December 12, 2010

Colleges stand to lose billions of dollars for research, facilities, and other purposes if Congressional leaders hold firm in their pledge to ban earmarks, the spending that individual members direct to their home states and favorite projects outside of the competitive processes.

Colleges and Students Would Benefit From White House Tax Compromise

December 7, 2010

President Obama has reached a deal with Republicans that would extend for two years a series of expiring tax benefits, including a research-and-development tax credit and a trio of deductions and credits for college tuition. Under the terms of the compromise, Mr. Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the Bush-era income-tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax holiday.

Residents Turn in a Small Arsenal

December 5, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania helps organize a gun-amnesty drive in South Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Capital Reworks Its Jobs Data

December 6, 2010

Greg Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study on interstate migration through the recession.

Article Source: Newsweek