Articles by: CPR

by / on August 16, 2016 at 6:02 am / in Uncategorized

A Culture of Waste

by   A leaky faucet is something that many of us pass by unnoticed every day. Yet last December, when I heard the first drops streaming from a leaky showerhead in my suite, I decided to conduct a little experiment. It took a total of seven days for the faulty showerhead to be fixed, including three days after reporting the […]

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by / on August 11, 2016 at 3:43 am / in Uncategorized

Cairo Voted No

by In the months preceding the United States’ most recent presidential election, commentators, analysts, and other agents of the mainstream media argued about America’s political-geographic climate, swing states, campaign trails, and whether the final draw lay in Ohio, Florida, or Virginia. Generally, politicians in the West plan campaigns strategically, deciding how to use their resources to divide and conquer America’s […]

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by / on May 10, 2016 at 10:48 am / in Uncategorized

The Sequester: Lets Break it Down

by The sequester is coming, folks, and with the House republicans and democrats still refusing to forgo their respective grudges, it looks like America’s economic future may be headed for yet another litter of painful setbacks. Originally conceived with the intent of forcing bi-party talks for economic rehab, the plan proposes huge cuts to federal defense and discretionary spending.  The […]

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by / on April 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm / in About


by The staff of the Columbia Political Review is happy to announce our latest project: a comprehensive events calendar! In order to better build a lively discussion of current events, politics, and society on campus, CPR has reached out to the leaders of student political and cultural groups, academic departments, and local community organizations, and we’ll be posting their planned […]

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm / in Book Review, Current Issue

Book Review: Burma’s Spring: Real Lives in Turbulent Times

by Rosalind Russell’s Burma’s Spring: Real Lives in Turbulent Times is the product of her years living in Burma, ostensibly as a typical “trailing” spouse of an aid worker, but really as an undercover journalist using pseudonyms to evade the scrutiny of Burmese military intelligence. Because of restrictions, she could not openly use her identity as a journalist to be […]

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:36 am / in Current Issue, Judicial

Juvenile Injustice

by By Tal Siegel In the 1980s, rapidly increasing crime rates all over the United States spurred widespread panic. By the ʼ90s, the myth of “super predator” teens—adolescents thought to be engaged in rampant, violent crime—had gripped the country, prompting nationwide legislation to lower the age of criminal responsibility. Known as Juvenile Court Exclusion laws, these laws barred many adolescents […]

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:20 am / in Current Issue

Fight and Flight

by According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), there are more refugees or displaced persons in the world today than at any point before in human history. The majority of them are children. This summer witnessed the explosion of the Syrian refugee crisis into the Western sphere as desperate Syrians pushed westward to reach some measure of […]

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:06 am / in Current Issue

Puerto No Rico

by by Anamaria Lopez When the average American hears of Puerto Rico, several images are likely to enter their mind: white sand, turquoise oceans, and the cast of West Side Story. But behind the façade of picturesque beaches, salsa music, stately Spanish architecture, and seaside resorts lies a far bleaker reality. Puerto Rico is currently suffering from what onlookers in […]

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by / on October 19, 2015 at 11:07 am / in World

What You Need to Know: Ukraine

The upheaval in the Ukraine is rapidly escalating; we’ve compiled the best thinking on the topic to help you keep up

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by / on May 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm / in Uncategorized

Briefing: Global Energy Policy

by Despite the efforts of global institutions, energy policy in the developing world continues to be driven by geology, engineering, and economics, not climate change, But it must be recognized that the developing world comes in many shapes and sizes, and the world is in the midst of a carbon-based energy revolution. Dramatically large carbon-based energy resources—oil and gas—have been […]

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