By Shanalee Gallagher, MPP Candidate 2018 Dear Ms. Woodley, I’m writing today to address what seems to be a pattern on your Instagram feed. While I don’t mean to persecute you personally, your recent activity is an irresistible example of the newest trend of colonization, activist appropriation. Appropriation is when individuals take something … Continue reading Dear Ms. Woodley
By Rick Rivera, MBA/MPP candidate 2018 Welcome to a new year with the Policy Forum. We are so glad to be back, reorganized and energized after a long summer hiatus. While, as a student-led publication, we’re closely tied to the academic year, a large part of why we’ve been gone so long is the transition … Continue reading The Dog Days Are Over: a Letter From the Editor
By Shanalee Gallagher, MPP candidate 2018 Brittany Maynard was a 29-year-old woman who took social media by storm in 2014 when she publicly shared her choice to die on her own terms. She did this in the hope that others could have the same option. In the months before her death, she strongly advocated for … Continue reading Roadblocks, Red Tape, and Dignity: Policies for Ending a Life
By Meghan Hunt, Mills MPP ’17 and all around nasty woman Fighting Trump is as much about keeping up with what’s happening as it is about hitting the streets. If his whirlwind of executive actions has your head spinning, then these five tools are for you. Get the best information at your fingertips so you … Continue reading Five Tools You Need to Track Trump
By Alysa Cisneros, MPP Candidate 2017 In the midst of an election between two of the most unpopular candidates in history, many voters are wondering how we could have done this to ourselves. Earnest supporters of Clinton or Trump really believe that it is on the merits that their candidate has persevered. But the American … Continue reading Crashing the Party: Alternative Voting Now!
By Alysa Cisneros, Senior Editor, MPP Candidate 2017 Political satire has had a substantial effect on politics. Most importantly, satire has the power to direct how the public cognizes political news and shift policy agendas and focus. Satirical mediums change along with prevalent forms of media. From lithographs, newspapers, and broadcast journalism to the Internet, … Continue reading Political Cartoons To “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer”: Past, Present, and Future of Political Satire