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Austerity Existed way Before Reinhart & Rogoff

When the Rienhart/Rogoff controversy came to light last month, a friend of mine emailed incensed at the whole thing. Because of these two, she claimed, lawmakers the world over had adopted a policy of crippling austerity, harming families and workers while only exasperating the growing divide between the rich and poor. This response was interesting […]

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Join OHP: Tell Us Your Story Project

Everyone has a story to tell, so let us help you tell it. Your responses will be written up by OHP writers as part of our Tell Us Your Story Project. Couple rules: 1 – You have the option to remain anonymous 2 – If you choose to be identified by name, nothing will be […]

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There Goes My Hero, Ordinary: Time for PSU to do the Right Thing

This is a joint post written by Mike and Pat There goes my hero, ordinary. I’ve been on a Foo Fighters kick as of late, and can’t help to associate the song with one of my heroes, Joe Paterno. Growing up, my Grandfather loved JoePa, I did as well. I considered going to PSU, only […]

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Caring about rank…

I’m currently in the process of reading Robert Frank’s work Falling Behind: How rising inequality harms the middle class. It’s a good, albeit short, read that makes a simple argument; as inequality between the rich and the middle class increases, relative well-being declines. As I’ve been reading, I can’t help but to personalize much of […]

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Obama v Romney: What’s the Story?

Great blog post by Frank Bruni over at the NYT. Check it out here . I’ll have more on this later in the week, but right now I’ve got a flight to catch. Hope everyone is having a thoughtful memorial day.

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Let’s Make this Stamp Last Forever

When was the last time that you visited the Post Office? It’s becoming more and more of a rare event. Post Offices are being closed all over the country. With email, texts, tweets, Facebook, people just aren’t sending out a lot of letters anymore. I get so excited whenever I get something in the mail. […]

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Why is Congress So Bad?

In the latest Orange Husky Podcast, Pat and Mike talk about why Congress has such low approval ratings. Mike reveals a lot of interesting facts about who is more popular than Congress. Pat and Mike also reflect on their time spent as interns on the Hill.  

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Presidential Podcast

Pat and Mike talk about their favorite presidents and why – bringing a few guests from Maxwell too! Special thanks to Aili and Selena for being good sports and dealing with Orange Husky. Take a listen and lets us know what you think. If you have any suggestions for future topics or want to join […]

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OHP Podcast: Breaking Down the Big East Collapse

Our first Podcast! Pat and Mike break down the Big East and talk through some possibilities about what the future might hold for college sports after all the re-alignment dust settles. We learned a lot from our first Podcast and are looking forward to putting some more together, if you have any suggestions – just […]

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From the OHP Vault: Interview With Professor Palmer

Part of a project with Policy Students for Fiscal Sustainability, great interview and lots of interesting information from our interview with Professor Palmer.  

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