There seems to be no reason not to support the Manchin-Toomey amendment.
Articles By: Zak Lutz
Zak Lutz '16 is a Staff Writer for the Harvard Political Review. A future diabetic, he hates shoes, loves the Midwest, and firmly believes that reality has a liberal bias. He is a proud member of the Freshmen Caucus.
Five HPR writers analyze the Manchin-Toomey background check compromise and the broader gun debate in light of the Senate's recent votes.
Sometimes life proves that God has a sense of humor. When Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) appointed Representative Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to replace Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), it triggered a special election to find Scott’s replacement, and the race has received the usual excess of attention that special elections do. The seat is an otherwise safely conservative one, but each side ... Read More
Few things are as American as laying down a few bucks on a football game. But, oddly enough, sports gambling is illegal in all but four states—Delaware, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. We already have state lotteries, horse tracks, and casinos. Betting can make sports more popular (when’s the last time you heard of someone going to a horse track just ... Read More
Progressives have reason to protect military spending from overly dramatic budget cuts.
For the fifth year running, President Obama filled out a men’s March Madness bracket. A noted sports fan, Obama’s bracket choices in the past have been ridiculed as political pandering—his upset picks have a tendency to come from swing states—but generally do quite well. His Final Four this year: Louisville, Florida, Indiana, and Ohio State. This seems like Obama’s still ... Read More
Legalization of marijuana may be the paradoxical solution to our nation's drug problems.
The HPR's Zak Lutz and Priyanka Menon liveblog House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's JFK Forum Address
Current federal policy regarding marijuana use is failing; legalization offers a solution.
Handicapping the pope might not be the Catholic thing to do, but it sure is the fun thing.
Zak Lutz on the what it takes to be the leader of the Catholic Church.
Though effectively a Democrat, Angus King’s independent status enhances his leverage.
HPR writers look at new arrivals in Washington, starting with the Senate.