Post Tagged with: "government"

Longest-Serving Representative Pushes for Bipartisanship

Turns out Georgetown graduates not only get into Congress, they stay there. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has served 29 terms in Congress since he arrived in 1955, and he declared last month that he plans to run for a 30th term as well. As the longest-serving representative currently in Congress,[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Regulations Limit Competition

During a run to the National Mall last week, I caught sight of Segs in the City, a company that offers those Segway tours everyone in D.C. likes to sneer at. Yes, Segways are awkward, silly and a slight disgrace to humanity, but Segs in the City holds a special[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political

The amount of money the United States pledged last spring in emergency aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake: $1.15 billion. The amount of money that has since gone to Haiti to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy: $0. It has been nearly nine months since the disaster in[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Hill Testifies On the Hill

Joseph Hill (COL ’11) came to Georgetown to study government, but he never could have anticipated how soon he would be actually influencing national politics. Last Wednesday, Hill testified before the House Committee on the Budget in support of legislation that would extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program an extra[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Thai Democracy Still Faces Hurdles

Last Spring, Thailand’s pro-democracy movement became the latest symbol of resistance to authoritarianism. Known as the Red Shirts, it followed the lead of movement leaders in Iran, Burma and elsewhere. Red Shirt protesters brought Bangkok to a standstill, in what was, in effect, a short-term, concentrated civil conflict. After eight[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion