Extreme Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania: a Constitutional Crisis

By Jenna Lewinstein (SC ’19) Lost among a myriad of stories revolving around the executive office and Congress, Pennsylvania is in the midst of a constitutional crisis that has major implications on all levels of government. Gerrymandering, the act of manipulating congressional district maps to a partisan advantage through means like “packing and cracking” voters…

Majority of EU Nations Sign New Defense Proposal, “PESCO”

By Elinor Aspegren (PZ ’20) 20th century Europe was characterized by economic, territorial and ideological conflict. As a result of these conflicts, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) were both developed. NATO, a 54-year-old collective security organization with 19 members, including the United States and Canada, guaranteed the security of…

Poland Passes Controversial Bill Criminalizing Claims Of Its Compliance in the Holocaust

By Allie Carter (CMC ’19) Echoes of World War II politics are still largely present in Europe today- most recently manifested in the Polish president’s decision to sign a bill that would punish anyone that publicly insinuates collaboration by the Polish state in the Nazi atrocities of the Holocaust. What’s more is that the bill…