Post Tagged with: "democracy"

KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) spoke in Copley Formal about the importance of health care and current issues facing American democracy.

Joe Kennedy Warns US Democracy Is Unhealthy

Partisan divides have weakened U.S. democracy, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said at an event in Copley Formal Lounge on Tuesday. Kennedy is a third-term congressman representing the 4th District of Massachusetts who delivered the Democratic Party’s response to the State of the Union this year. Prior to being elected[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Vote Against Suppression

The 2018 midterm elections will likely be among the most important in recent history, as Democrats seek to subdue a president they believe to be destructive and the Republican Party remains ardent in protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda by maintaining control of both houses of the legislative branch. This election[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AMY LI FOR THE HOYA Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS '86) called for a multinational effort to defend the current political atmosphere from challenges to its democratic values at an event in Gaston Hall Sept. 28.

Japanese Foreign Minister Urges International Support of Democratic Values

Democratic countries around the world must collaborate to contribute to protecting a liberal world order, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS ’86) said at an event Sept. 28 in Gaston Hall. Before becoming foreign minister, Kono served in the Japanese House of Representatives, where he was a member of five[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

MA: Facebook’s Threat to Democracy

When you scroll through your Facebook news feed, you most likely see a slew of funny videos, sponsored posts and news articles. Facebook’s mission statement, posted on its investor relations page, states its goal is to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Yet,[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CAROLINE KENNEALLY/THE HOYA

The Lioerian President said that Democracy was the ultimate standard to strive for in her Copley Formal address.

Liberian President Calls for Increased Presence of Women in Politics

Democracies function best when they maximize female political participation, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said during her talk in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. The first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, Sirleaf received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to secure women’s rights and[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
CARLA HAYDEN
Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser, addressed democracy promotion in developing countries while signing her most recent book Saturday.

Condoleezza Rice Advocates Democracy Promotion Abroad

Alfredo Carrillo is a staff writer for The Hoya. Democracy can successfully develop in any country over time as long as strong institutions uphold freedom and equality, argued former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the signing of her latest book Saturday at the National Book Festival hosted in the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

TIMSIT: The Dangers in Denying Facts

Facts are foundational to our democracy. We turn to them to help us lift the veneer of hypocrisy that characterizes modern politics. Following this election, however, it seems that facts no longer have the ability to compel policy or sway public opinion. According to PolitiFact, a staggering 70 percent of[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Uphold Values Before Victories

The presidential election season was one of the most divisive in this country’s history, but if there is one thing most can agree on, it is that the past year and a half brought out a great deal of vitriol and divisive rhetoric from Democrats and Republicans. The fear of[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

TIMSIT: Defend Our Right to All Speech

Tuesday night’s election left many speechless. Contrary to the initial optimism that accompanied early exit polls and a surge in early voting, Republican nominee Donald Trump, a man with no political experience and a record of corruption, racism, bigotry and misogyny, is now the President-elect of the United States and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Opinion