Over the past two years, few political ideas have captured the imagination of progressives — and attracted the ridicule of conservatives — as intensely as the Green New Deal. Touted most prominently by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Green New Deal began as an ambitious yet abstract commitment to tackling climate change through an unprecedented economic transformation focused on empowering the communities who will face the effects of climate change most severely. Even before the Green New Deal had any official language attached to it, the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination all threw their support behind the concept, making it somewhat of a progressive litmus test.
Stanford Political Union (SPU) debuted this spring with the goal of fostering critical debate between those with different political views. The leaders of SPU aim to create an outlet where every voice can be heard.
Amanda Rizkalla discusses Trump’s actions since the start of his presidency, which have many critics believing that his impeachment is inevitable.
Three weeks ago, professor of economics Mark Duggan assumed the directorship of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). The Daily sat down with him to hear about his plans for expanding undergraduate research in economic policy and better communicating research to policymakers.
Voting is the civil rights issue of our day because it is the key to addressing our other grievances.
Whatever the Justices are thinking, the fate of Obama’s signature achievement again rests in their hands (though probably not for the last time). Oral argument will likely be heard sometime in March, with a decision expected by late June. In the meantime, Americans that depend on the subsidies for life-saving healthcare will be waiting with bated breath.
Johnathan Bowes ’15 and Veronica Anorve ’17 analyze the results of the 2014 midterm election. While Anorve attributes the Democrats’ loss to low turnout, Bowes points to ideals. In the end, however, both turn to 2016 and recognize that both parties have work to do in the next two years.
In a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, a group of Stanford academics discovered that transferring government workers and all retirees under 65 to Obamacare would save U.S. taxpayers $12 billion per year.