Too Late To Ask: Zero Tolerance Policy

An HPR column about things you don’t really understand, and it’s just too late to ask. Trump administration family immigration policy edition The What: In April of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his “zero tolerance” immigration plan. By this he meant that the United States would aim to prosecute every person who crosses … Read more

Supreme Court Politics: Problems and Remedies

Kennedy’s retirement, coupled with the recent succession of conservative-leaning Supreme Court rulings, signaled a national and constitutional crisis for Democrats. The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, with his sturdy Republican credentials and conservative legal record, has spurred ominous forecasts about the fate of salient social issues: abortion, gay rights, and affirmative action, to say the least. … Read more

Haiti Wasn’t Built in a Day

In 2010, the city of Port Au Prince, Haiti was racked by a category seven earthquake. The death toll reached 220,000, while 2.3 million individuals were displaced from their homes. With 17 percent of Haitian government officials killed in the earthquake, aid agencies were left to manage municipal responsibilities. Humanitarian aid money poured in, totaling … Read more

Merger Mania in Healthcare: An Unhealthy Craze

CVS shook the healthcare industry in December last year when it announced its purchase of Aetna. The drug store chain’s purchase of the insurance company highlighted the growing trend of mergers in the healthcare industry. Competition between companies for healthcare data, the shift to value-based care, and changing compensation models have played a large role … Read more

American Local Government: Governing in a College Town

Many colleges and universities call Cambridge, Massachusetts home. These schools shape the city both economically and socially, with over 30 percent of Cambridge’s population being enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Couple that statistic with Harvard and MIT’s statuses as the two largest employers in the city and Cambridge stands out as a clear … Read more

Globalization: A U.S. Growth Opportunity

Globalization and its effects on national labor markets is one of the most pertinent issues of our day. Debates on globalization have dominated the political sphere of late, as shown by their role in both Brexit and the 2016 US presidential race. These debates have centered on globalization’s effects on immigration, trade, and financial policy. … Read more

Do All Athletes Really Live in Kirkland?

Since undergraduate housing assignments were first randomized in 1995, Housing Day at Harvard has grown to be a rite of passage for freshmen, as they anxiously await the hoards of rowdy upperclassmen “dorm storming” the freshman dorms and informing students of their housing assignments. However, for a handful of freshmen, housing day is bittersweet. Many … Read more