Post Tagged with: "federal government shutdown"

When Humor Thwarts Fact

Social media have been abuzz all week with commentary on the federal government shutdown. With Facebook and Twitter feeds dominated by memes, one-liners and other satire, it’s worth taking time to reflect on how we discuss and digest the news. Typically, national news stories are quickly satirized, with Comedy Central[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion
HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

In 1997, just one year after the most recent government shutdown, the comedy “Wag the Dog” was released, with a plot centered on a fictional president launching a war against Albania to distract the public from his own sex scandal. Less than a year after “Wag the Dog,” President, Bill[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion
GADEA: Division Derails Congress

GADEA: Division Derails Congress

When I voted Republican, I asked for a small government, not a petty one. Over the past few weeks, however, Congress has given us just that: a trifling government of power-hungry individuals with no regard for the nation’s increasing dysfunction. I’m reminded of the crew of a boat who let[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Tea Party’s Policy Flawed, Not Their Methods

For good reason, the government shutdown has been dominating the national consciousness over the past week. Throughout the nation, pundits and media figures have, with varying degrees of vitriol and irony, bemoaned the pathetic state of the United States’ political institutions. Public trust in Congress has reached an historic low,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

GOP Has Moral High Ground in Shutdown Fight

It has been alleged that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are holding the country hostage by refusing to approve any budget fully funding Obamacare. This accusation is an absurd calumny, which deserves nothing less than to be discounted as the falsehood it is. The only excuse for such[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
An Immature Strategy

An Immature Strategy

Everyone had “that” friend as a kid. You know who I’m talking about. The one who demanded a re-do after tossing a football straight to the other team because “the sun was in my eyes!” The one who rewrote the rules to cops and robbers every time he got tagged.[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Senator Tester Discusses Government Shutdown

While his colleagues in Congress spent the evening negotiating the looming government shutdown, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) spent Monday night in the Mortara Center addressing student questions on the same issue. The event was sponsored by the Georgetown University College Democrats and the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association. Tester took several audience[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

DC Braces for Possible Shutdown

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming Oct. 1, Congress is scrambling to negotiate a deal that would raise the debt ceiling. But with compromise in short supply on Capitol Hill and a deadline only days away, many are anticipating a worst-case scenario. Under a shutdown, only essential[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News