On September 6th, President Donald Trump made a three month deal that allowed for a debt ceiling increase, continued government spending, and the allocation of hurricane relief funds. The annual debate over the debt ceiling is surrounded by confusion over the purpose of the cap. Why does the debt ceiling exist? Why can’t we just […]
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by President Obama in 2012 has recently become a political flashpoint, as a result from comments made by President Trump. But what exactly is the policy and what are the implications of its elimination across the country and here in Rhode Island? Learn more […]
On May 7, 2017, the independent candidate Emmanuel Macron defeated the far right candidate Marine Le Pen to become the next president of France. Does his election signal a reversal of the global trend towards the far right? Learn more with this infographic from the BPR Media Team. Infographic by Zack Goldstein and Jennifer Shook. […]
While Uber and Lyft let drivers take the wheel in making their own schedules, we ought not ignore the impact these “sharing economy” apps have on workers’ rights. Learn more about the recent controversies surrounding unionization and the sharing economy in this update from the BPR Media Team.Video by Zack Goldstein, Max Naftol, and Louise […]
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Video by Zack Goldstein, Julie Pham, and Chris WongTen years after the publication of the Slavery and Justice report, which detailed Brown’s relationship with the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, what has changed? Explore how this history is remembered or forgotten on campus and beyond with this op-doc from the BPR Media Team.
ADHESIVE IDENTITIES: Stickers and Political ExpressionHidden behind their laptop screens, students seemingly create a barrier separating them from the outside world. Yet, in an era where political activism has expanded to encompass social media platforms, the very technological devices used by students have become in and of themselves vehicles of political expression. Political stickers, once […]
What happens in an election between a leftist academic economist and a far-right, anti-immigrant populist? Austria just answered this question, and the economist won! In a result leaning against recent right wing victories, Green Partier Alexander Van Der Bellen defeated populist Norbert Hofer in the Austrian presidential elections. This is not to say that this […]
The #NoDAPL protests have grown in size and scope this fall, but what exactly is the Dakota Access Pipeline and what are the larger impacts of this proposed project? Learn more about the nuances of its construction with this update from the BPR Media Team.Video by Misbah Noorani, Katie Scheibal, and Deja Todman.
In March 2016, Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed House Bill 2, which required that individuals use the restrooms that corresponded to the gender they were assigned at birth, spurring a national discussion about gender and restroom usage.Democrats and progressives argue that the bill in effect discriminates against transgender individuals who wish to use […]
Every four years, the Democratic Party gathers together to nominate a candidate for President and unify around a single party platform, here’s how it works.
The Rhode Island government recently signed RhodeWorks, a new initiative to repair over 600 bridges and roads in Rhode Island by investing in transportation infrastructure, into law. While the plan’s main source of funding, tolling large trucks, was met with mixed response, most parties agree that Rhode Island’s infrastructure is in a dangerous state of […]
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