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Credits: Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

What is Inflation?

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer February 2, 2022

Over the last year, inflation has soared worldwide as a result of the tumult created by the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, this has led to increased prices on items...

President Biden Deploys Medical Team to UNM Hospital

President Biden Deploys Medical Team to UNM Hospital

Amid a recent COVID surge, the Biden administration opts to send a medical team to New Mexico.
Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer January 26, 2022

President Joe Biden announced on January 13 that he would be sending groups of federal medical staff, made up of military medical personnel, to assist parts of the country that had experienced a significant...

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 20, 2022

One year into President Biden’s administration, he is at an inflection point. The President and the Democratic-controlled Congress have had undeniable success on issues like the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,...

President Biden at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow

What Happened at COP 26?

Climate Change: Will We Do Enough?
Maysarah Javed '25, writer December 1, 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) was held from October 31st to November 12th in Glasgow, Scotland. Prominent world leaders were invited to the convention to discuss reaching “net...

Why China is Winning

Why China is Winning

Xi Jinping’s indefinite rule marks a new era of global Chinese hegemony
Kira Small '22 November 22, 2021

In 2017, President Xi Jinping banned the phrase “Winnie the Pooh” after online bloggers posted memes comparing him to the cartoon bear. On May 6, 2021, American actor and professional wrestler John...

House Passes Build Back Better Act

House Passes Build Back Better Act

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 22, 2021

On November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic and transformative 1.85 trillion-dollar Build Back Better act, with scores of funding for Medicare expansion, universal pre-k, childcare...

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 16, 2021

On November 15, President Joe Biden signed the historic one-trillion-dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs act into law. This came after a hard-fought congressional victory that saw Democrats utilize...

President Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

Biden’s Foreign Trip

President Visits the Pope, the G20, and the COP26 Conference
Anna Hastings '26, Writer November 12, 2021

On Friday, October 29, President Biden kicked off his second trip to Europe. He met with Pope Francis, apologized to the French President for past deals, and attended multiple international conferences,...

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

A framework deal promises to move negotiations on two bills forward
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 31, 2021

In a major victory for President Joe Biden, the White House and congressional Democrats announced that they were able to strike a framework deal for his massive legislative agenda, ending a months-long...

Global Supply Chain in Chaos

Global Supply Chain in Chaos

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 25, 2021

With the winter holidays about two months away, excessive demand for consumer products, specifically in the United States, is starting to overheat the global supply chain that has already been significantly...

Two Bills in the Balance

Two Bills in the Balance

Two key bills are stuck in congressional deliberations
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 18, 2021

President Joe Biden staked nearly his entire legacy on his 1.2 trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill and a second, larger bill decked with longtime liberal priorities. Both are currently facing...

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

Nukes to Australia and Apologies to France

France and China are among countries opposed to a new nuclear deal between U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer September 23, 2021

On September 16, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced a new major defense agreement, marking a new alliance against the force of China in the Pacific region and angering...

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