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Commentary | Sixers Starters Feature Thompson, Sims Duo

It’s inevitable that each year, a few NBA teams — those lacking an offensive or defensive focal point, those with absolutely no chance of making the playoffs — purposely underperform in order to gain a better chance at a top pick in the next year’s draft. Even when tanking, however,[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MAIN: Finding an Alternative to Hillary Before 2016

MAIN: Finding an Alternative to Hillary Before 2016

There’s no more loathsome practice in political journalism than speculation about possible candidates for elections two, even four, years in advance. Bland, meaningless statements by important politicians are opined on endlessly, and every trip to Iowa or New Hampshire is considered a bid for the presidency. This view of politics[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

MAIN: Disillusioned, Americans Vote GOP

If the words of pollsters and analysts are to be believed, the current election cycle will end with the Republican Party controlling both chambers of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama’s presidency. This sort of legislative transformation — wherein one party wins both bodies in the final years[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Budding Movement

A Budding Movement

The headline, although tucked deep within the Oct. 1, 1936 edition of The Washington Post, blared with the frantic, sensationalist urgency of a piece reporting on the apocalypse. “STUDENTS STAGE ORGIES INDUCED BY MARIHUANA; DISTRICT AND U.S. POWERLESS TO SUPPRESS WEED” Although nearly every state government had passed laws harshly[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide
MAIN: Steyer’s Cash Buys Mixed Message

MAIN: Steyer’s Cash Buys Mixed Message

Those who have benefited most from the 2010 Citizens United v. FEC ruling, which allowed unlimited — and often undisclosed — contributions to and spending by political action committees, have been the extremely wealthy. According to the Sunlight Foundation, 28 percent of all disclosed political contributions in the 2012 election[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MAIN: For Holder, a Murky Legacy on Race

MAIN: For Holder, a Murky Legacy on Race

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning 2012 essay in The Atlantic, “Fear of a Black President,” sought to explain why Barack Obama has stayed nearly silent on the topic of race, even with his access to the nation’s loudest bully pulpit and his status as the first black president. Coates castigated him for[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MAIN: Speaking Up on Israel’s Occupation

MAIN: Speaking Up on Israel’s Occupation

Within the House and the Senate, unwavering support for Israel and its actions is as monolithic a political opinion as they come. Although the United States gives Israel more money than it gives any other country, Senate Resolution 526, “Supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas,” passed the body[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MAIN: A Willingly Submissive Party

MAIN: A Willingly Submissive Party

Over the last three decades, the American political climate has been engulfed by the shadow of Ronald Reagan, as the nation’s political decisions and mindset have taken place squarely in the camp of the right. Instead of arguing whether neoliberal economic policies and an erosion of governmental capabilities should be[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

NCAA Player’s Union Raises Serious Questions of Student Rights

On Friday, Northwestern University’s scholarship football players voted whether to certify the College Athletes Players Association, a group that would be the first players’ union in college sports. If the vote fails — which I believe it will — it will be caused in large part by the university and[Read More…]

by April 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

M: Past and Present

In 1985, small-businesses owner Moses Robbins, closing down his Georgetown clothing store after almost 15 years, envisioned the downfall of the neighborhood’s retail district. “Georgetown will eventually become another sleepy mall, with the successful stores being the chains,” he told The Washington Post at the time. The evidence today points[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide