Opinion

Obstructionism Not the End Goal

With a liberal president and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, the Republicans have struggled to find a new role in government. Greatly marginalized, the GOP redefined itself by its staunch opposition to the Democrats’ policies. As the Republican Party continues to move rightward, it has made a point to fight the[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Obama Wrong on Gay Rights

Last week, Republicans in the Senate led a filibuster to prevent debate on a bill that would repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law – the military policy barring openly gay soldiers from service – a move that will go down in history as another right-wing obstruction of equal rights[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Title IX’s Beneficial Intent Becoming Discriminatory

My beef this week is with the discrimination against males in intercollegiate athletics that Title IX has caused.   No, this isn’t an anti-feminist stand; Title IX has done great, necessary things for women’s sports. The problem is, this success has created inequality – exactly what Title IX is supposed[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Can the U.S. Accept Islam?

During my Junior year of high school, I took time off from school for a few weeks to work on a congressional campaign in New York. It was an exciting time to be involved in the political process: After a rough history of race relations in the country, the United[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Warming Up to Tea Party’s Civic Involvement

Until recently I had never quite clicked with the Tea Party. In virtually every Republican primary featuring the media-constructed narrative of an “establishment” candidate versus a Tea Party insurgent, my allegiances had rested with the former. I backed Trey Grayson over Rand Paul in Kentucky, Sue Lowden over Sharron Angle[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Catholic University

Look closely at the university seal the next time you tip-toe around the mosaic as you go into Healy Hall. You might be surprised how much of Georgetown – past, present and future – is embodied in the symbol.   You will notice in the left hand of the eagle[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Seeking a Standard of Success

Effective methods of measuring success are elusive. How does one seek to define something so impervious to quantification? The lines between Success and Happiness blur easily – susceptible to prejudices, personal experiences and presumptions. Success boasts varying degrees and extents – it’s like a vast litmus paper for the human[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Hits Military Morale

Last week, the Senate Republicans killed any chance of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” as part of the National Defense Authorization Act before the looming lame duck, Congress. DADT is the Clinton-era compromise on allowing gays to serve in the military on the condition that their preferences and conduct are[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Turning the Tide

Catholics who choose to speak out against religious teaching are often met with sharp censure from the Church hierarchy, and certain elements of doctrine leave little room for dissent. That has not stopped Fr. Joseph Palacios, S.J. from preaching a doctrine of love despite the official Church line.Palacios’ group, Catholics[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

It’s Been So Long

After last year at Georgetown, the words victory and football rarely found themselves in the same sentence. Yet, after talks of cutting the 136-year-old program, time has been a saving grace. This season has proven more than the team’s worth – it has showcased their recently harnessed talent.After a winless[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion