Post Tagged with: "government"

Toward a More Perfect Constitution

Toward a More Perfect Constitution

We Americans take our Constitution seriously, and we should: Our founding document has helped create a durable foundation for our country. While we celebrate our Constitution today, National Constitution Day, we should take care to not let this praise lapse into worship. Our foundation can be strengthened. The best way[Read More…]

by September 17, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Campus Braces for Sequester

Without successful negotiations between President Obama and Congress today to prevent sequestration, spending cuts intended to save the government $85 billion will begin automatically as a result of the “fiscal cliff” deal reached in January. Congress failed to find a solution Thursday, and today’s meeting is not expected to produce[Read More…]

by March 1, 2013 0 comments News

SCHALL: Books a Gateway to Truth

A professor who has been many years at a school is often asked by visitors: “Do you notice any difference between current students and those from previous decades?” I always answer that question pretty much the same way: “Look, all the students I ever have are around 20 years old.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

The Price of Security

With the heat of election season rising, most political conversations focus around the immediate question of who will be the next president, but the 2010 film S.O.S.: State of Security explores deeper, more lasting political issues. This documentary, directed by Academy Award-nominated Michele Ohayon and screened by Hoyawood on Oct.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Scott Brown Urges Bipartisanship

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) emphasized the need for bipartisanship and cooperation in order to solve the country’s pressing issues while addressing a crowd of over 200 students Thursday evening. “What I’ve been trying to do is bring everybody together, Democrats and Republicans, to find those people of good will who care very[Read More…]

by October 14, 2012 0 comments News

Nine GU Alumni Run for Congress

Though the Hilltop provides a front-row seat every two years to the spectacle of congressional elections, this year, nine Georgetown alumni will be a part of the action themselves. The congressional candidates — seven Democrats and two Republicans — continue a long tradition of a strong Georgetown alumni presence in[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

STIRRETT: Long-Term Welfare Reform

From the Super Committee to the Simpson-Bowles Commission, it seems like every bipartisan effort to avoid a looming debt crisis has ended up in the garbage can. The deficit is one of the most depressing and frustrating issues to follow in American politics because it constantly seems to be at[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 0 comments Opinion

STIRRETT: Mending DC Government

Bar none, the District of Columbia’s greatest failing over the past few decades has come from a stunning lack of political leadership. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s antics, from drug abuse to alleged corruption, are really just the tip of the iceberg. Considering the spate of recent corruption scandals, it is[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Talks Israeli Policy

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke about human rights and the stability of Israeli democracy in Copley Formal Lounge Monday night. Frank has represented Massachussetts’ fourth congressional district since 1980 and is the first openly gay member of Congress. His speech was the first event in Israel Week, which is sponsored[Read More…]

by November 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Italian Ties That Bind

Italian Ties That Bind

Opening the university’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Italy, Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata stressed the importance of the ties between Italian and American culture Friday. The day’s events in Lorhfink Auditorium, which focused on Italian politics, culture and identity, were organized by the Italian Department, the Embassy of Italy[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, Uncategorized