Opinion

On Being Otherwise Normal

The novelist Walker Percy, before going to medical school, went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He tells us that he “lived in an attic of a fraternity house with four other guys. God, religion, was the furthest thing from our minds and talk – from mine, at[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

March 19, 2010: Thumbs Down

**Heartbreaker:** The Georgetown men’s basketball team suffered a crushing defeat to Ohio in the first round of the NCAA tournament for a disappointing end to the season. *Thumbs Down* **Culture Clash:** A British couple was arrested in Dubai for kissing in public while at a restaurant. They could face up[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

March 5, 2010: Thumbs Down

**Bouncing Back:** Men’s basketball player Austin Freeman has said that he is feeling better and is expected to return to action soon. Freeman was diagnosed with diabetes early this week. *Thumbs Up* **Monkey Business:** A Russian chimp with chronic smoking and beer-drinking habits has been sent to rehab to deal[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Implement Smoking Policy Precision

Smoke-filled rooms fit perfectly into old Hollywood classics, but they are out of place on the modern college campus. Students walking into Lauinger Library, however, often have to pass through a haze of smoke immediately outside, and inside, the library doors. Non-smoking students frequently walk through or by groups of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Health Care a Moral Imperative

Today, the United States faces a social and moral challenge. The system for managing the expenses and complexities of health care has turned against us, or at least the less well-off among us. With prices soaring on health care costs and insurance, the supposed “greatest nation in the world” has[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Out of Their Element: Return Wildlife to Their Natural Homes

For 10 years, my family owned and loved a soft-coated wheaten terrier named Margie. She was an amazing animal, docile yet energetic, fun and full of love. She was as much a part of the family as the rest of us were, and perhaps the best pet I will ever[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Barry Cripples D.C. Council Credibility

Following years of suspect and uncouth behavior, former Washington mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has finally been rebuked by the D.C. Council. The council voted Tuesday, March 2, to censure Barry, as well as relieve him of his committee chairman duties. While those are the correct first steps[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion
Senate Egos at Heart of Stalemates

Senate Egos at Heart of Stalemates

Over the past couple of years, we have heard a lot about bubbles. It was the dot-com bubble that burst in the ’90s. Then, of course, the housing bubble gave way to the 2008 financial crisis. Dare we ask what’s next? In a sense, we already know. I call it[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Global Memory a Tool for Progress

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the economic implications are often a hotly debated topic. Whether one is for or against broader financial integration, it is clear that the world is growing smaller. People, cultures and businesses are becoming more connected across national boundaries. What is perhaps not as often[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Learning to Swim Amid Confusing, Conflicting Voices

Not long ago, my iPod shuffled up a song I hadn’t listened to in ages – a relic of my country-western period. It was by Kathy Mattea and its chorus included the line, “[We] go through life parched and empty, standing knee-deep in a river and dying of thirst.” It[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion