Post Tagged with: "politics"


Artists Take A Stand in 2016-17

April 21, 2017 at 2:01 am 0 comments

Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have beenRead More

VIEWPOINT: Fashioning New Outlets of Expression

VIEWPOINT: Fashioning New Outlets of Expression

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

High-fashion magazines have long been criticized for promoting unrealistic ideas about beauty, whitewashing and body shaming. This past November, however, they came under fire for a totally different reason: serious journalism. Teen Vogue’s most-read items of 2016 included both “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” and “How to Apply Glitter NailRead More

VIEWPOINT: Protect EPA From Pruitt

February 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation last Friday as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency spells an ominous sign for the future of the agency. Pruitt’s official attorney general website boasts of his status as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” as is evident in hisRead More

Former White House Director of Communications Jen Psaki

GU Politics Fellows Analyze Changing Political Landscape

January 31, 2017 at 12:20 am 0 comments

In his first week as President of the United States, Donald Trump has changed how the White House communicates to the American people through his frequent tweeting and direct rebuking of media outlets. In light of this new political landscape, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Institute of Politics and PublicRead More

MESA & BENNETT: Pick Your Players

MESA & BENNETT: Pick Your Players

January 20, 2017 at 3:30 am 2 comments

The new political season in Washington is ushering in a fresh series of legislative battles as the 115th Congress grapples with various issues such as presidential appointment hearings, budget for 2017 fiscal year, healthcare, cybersecurity and tax reform. To track the big players in the legislative game, we decided toRead More

EDITORIAL: Inaugurate Political Engagement

January 20, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

With President-elect Donald Trump set to recite the Oath of Office today, campus-wide excitement for the inauguration has been tempered by the many students reluctant to attend the ceremony. Rather than the typical fanfare, many have trudged toward Jan. 20 with this sense of resignation, viewing participation in the ceremonyRead More

Finding Faith Within Democracy

October 28, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

In his coverage of the 1972 presidential election between George McGovern and Richard Nixon, journalist Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whipRead More

EDITORIAL: Bridging Science and Politics

October 4, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

Last week’s presidential debate was an opportunity for the candidates to demonstrate familiarity, expertise and opinions on myriad issues facing the United States. The candidates shared their beliefs, or lack thereof, on climate change, cybersecurity and nuclear weaponry. Yet these issues were only covered briefly and with very little depthRead More

VIEWPOINT: Anecdotes Stand Out in Year of Speeches

VIEWPOINT: Anecdotes Stand Out in Year of Speeches

September 13, 2016 at 3:05 am 0 comments

What makes a speech great? In an era where a great speech can go viral across varying platforms in a matter of minutes, an effective, captivating speech can sway public opinion and bring meaningful attention to a problem. We remember a great speech for its material, passion, context or circumstance,Read More

VIEWPOINT: Seeing Home in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

September 2, 2016 at 3:20 am 0 comments

I didn’t read “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance because of its No. 1 ranking on The New York Times’ bestseller list. I read it because of its setting in Middletown, Ohio, a Rust Belt city, where I attended school and worked.Read More