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US Politics

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year from the Political Union and Review at NYU! We had a wonderful year! Attached are pictures from the most recent event on December 2nd, 2013: Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. Thank you all for coming, it was a highly successful event. And, a big […]

A Plead to the President

A Plead to the President

To The Domestic Policy Council; On Energy and Climate Change: I am particularly passionate about our nation’s energy challenges. I believe that it encapsulates a definite potential for economic growth. I have followed the debate over fracking and natural gas for over five years, and now it has become a reality, as counties in upstate […]

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: One More Trial by Fire

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: One More Trial by Fire

Originally Published by CQ Roll Call Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Today in Washington THE WHITE HOUSE: Air Force One took off at 5:45 (D.C time) on a 7,800-mile flight from Phnom Pen to Washington, meaning Obama will be on the South Lawn after midnight. The final day of his three-nation Southeast Asia tour included meetings […]

International Politics

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year from the Political Union and Review at NYU! We had a wonderful year! Attached are pictures from the most recent event on December 2nd, 2013: Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. Thank you all for coming, it was a highly successful event. And, a big […]

The Protest Vote

The Protest Vote

Ladies and Gentlemen: Italian national democracy, and the entire European Union finds itself at a crossroads. Exaggeration not included. The elections have come and gone, and very few people can say that things have gone as planned. Those few who can claim victory are the leaders of the “Movimento Cinque Stelle” (5-Star Movement), a populist uprising led […]

Cornering the Comment Crew

Cornering the Comment Crew

SHANGHAI – For the last few years the discussion of cyber security has focused almost exclusively on hackers coming from China. The only issue has been, that due to the nature of the Chinese Internet, attacks that seem to originate in China carry with them the potential to be conducted by external forces and merely […]

Business

Scanning the Dashboard: Policing and Business in the Age of Big Data

Scanning the Dashboard: Policing and Business in the Age of Big Data

NEW YORK CITY- Do you remember Eagle Eye? Or Lucius Fox’s cell phone radar-cum-listening device in the Dark Knight? Perhaps these are not the most positive associations for the jointly developed Microsoft-NYPD data mining and retrieval system referred to as “the dashboard” that the Associated Press reported on today, but the technologies alluded to in both […]

Listen to the Music: A Responsible Solution For An Industry In Decline

Listen to the Music: A Responsible Solution For An Industry In Decline

A contribution from Garrett Houghton Public funding for the arts in the United States, on a relative scale, is much lower than many Western, economically comparative countries in Europe. For instance, publicly funded cultural institutions are abundant in countries like Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands, and are created to both educate citizens and subsidize costs for many […]

The Importance of the Insourcing Debate in the Upcoming Presidential Campaign

The Importance of the Insourcing Debate in the Upcoming Presidential Campaign

Recent politics have gravitated toward the debates concerning the current deficit, the appropriate taxing of the upper one percent of American wealth, and healthcare. However, for nominees wishing to succeed, the key to success may not be in these arguments, but in arguments concerning insourcing. The insourcing debate has been a concern for most of […]

Updates

Fall 2013: An Update

Fall 2013: An Update

Welcome everyone to New York University’s Political Union and Review Club! Nice to have everyone back on campus for the fall ’13 semester. PUR has undergone some changes in terms of outlook and leadership. As the new president, I want to welcome our new staff! Alex Shypula- Vice President Porter Carbajal- Secretary Isaac Marshall- Treasurer […]

The New Faces of the Obama Administration

The New Faces of the Obama Administration

In the last two days, former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew became the new Secretaries of Defense and Treasury of the Obama Administration. Sen. Chuck Hagel faced a grueling confirmation process with the 58 votes for and 41 against coming as the closest margin for any nominee […]

US2012: Barack Obama Re-Elected as President of the United States

US2012: Barack Obama Re-Elected as President of the United States

After a night of tense results from across the country and fierce last-minute hope from both campaigns, Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term as President of the United States of America. We will have much more analysis in the coming days and weeks, but for now we leave you with the result […]

Columns

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: One More Trial by Fire

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: One More Trial by Fire

Originally Published by CQ Roll Call Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Today in Washington THE WHITE HOUSE: Air Force One took off at 5:45 (D.C time) on a 7,800-mile flight from Phnom Pen to Washington, meaning Obama will be on the South Lawn after midnight. The final day of his three-nation Southeast Asia tour included meetings […]

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: Toward an On-Time Christmas?

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: Toward an On-Time Christmas?

Monday, November 19, 2012 Today in Washington THE WHITE HOUSE: Obama is about to turn in for the night in Cambodia (it’s almost midnight there) after the initial dinner in Phnom Pen for attendees of the annual East Asia Summit. He’s the first sitting president to set foot in the country, but his aides say that’s […]

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: The Talks Before the Talks

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing: The Talks Before the Talks

Friday, November 16, 2012 Today in Washington THE WHITE HOUSE: “We have some urgent business to do,” Obama said as he opened the first formal fiscal cliff negotiating session just before 10:30. “We’ve got to make sure that taxes don’t go up on middle-class families, that our economy remains strong. That’s an agenda that Democrats and […]

Events

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year from the Political Union and Review at NYU! We had a wonderful year! Attached are pictures from the most recent event on December 2nd, 2013: Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. Thank you all for coming, it was a highly successful event. And, a big […]

Fall 2013: An Update

Fall 2013: An Update

Welcome everyone to New York University’s Political Union and Review Club! Nice to have everyone back on campus for the fall ’13 semester. PUR has undergone some changes in terms of outlook and leadership. As the new president, I want to welcome our new staff! Alex Shypula- Vice President Porter Carbajal- Secretary Isaac Marshall- Treasurer […]

Decision 2012 Round Table: Foreign Affairs

Decision 2012 Round Table: Foreign Affairs

Join the Political Union & Review for a series of Decision 2012 Round Tables, where we will discuss the impact of America’s choice upon four critical topic areas: The Economy, Foreign Affairs, Domestic Politics, and Social Issues. Topic Two: Foreign Affairs Note: This Session has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.  We are working […]