Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Election Day 2022

In what is sure to be an historic election, Penn Today looks back at the stories it published in the months and days leading to the midterms. 

Kristen de Groot



In the News


The New York Times

Meet the people working on getting us to hate each other less

Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that heightening a sense of American national identity can reduce polarization and partisanship between opposing political parties.

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The New York Times

Americans flunked this test on online privacy

A survey by Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication and colleagues finds that most Americans don’t understand how online devices and services track users.

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The New York Times

Fact-checking Biden before the State of the Union

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org finds that at least five Republican lawmakers, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have already voiced opposition to a proposal that would dismantle the IRS and replace current forms of federal taxation with a 30 percent sales tax.

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Pennsylvania Capital Star

Why the debt ceiling fight is the GOP’s Groundhog Day

In an Op-Ed, Dick Polman of the School of Arts & Sciences says that conservative ideologues haven’t learned from past threats about raising the debt ceiling.

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The Washington Post

Mississippi banned ‘Sesame Street’ for showing Black and white kids playing

According to Linda Simensky of the School of Arts & Sciences, there was a general feeling among 1960s TV executives that kids would watch anything that looked like it was for kids, leading them to not spend much money on programs.

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