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90 Miles

By Harrison Yu 90 miles. That’s about how far we’ve walked since the Saturday that we got here. Now here we are: standing so close to the Capitol, waiting for the inauguration to start. It’s been insanely busy but definitely worth it.

Ah, There’s the Opposition

Ah, There’s the Opposition

By Harrison Yu As a follow-up to one of my previous posts, I now have to apologize.  I was a bit critical of the Washington Center for not setting us up with speakers who had conservative points of view.  Now, for the most part, that still holds true; however, they did bring in (and sent us … Continue reading

Unbiased Opinions

Unbiased Opinions

By Harrison Yu Reading through these many blog posts, you might think that our day is done after running around D.C. and meeting with so many influential people.  Well, you’d be wrong.  At the end of just about every day, we come together to discuss, typically, what we learned that day, and any particularly striking … Continue reading

I Need a Hero

I Need a Hero

By Harrison Yu When a Democrat is in office, Vampire movies become more popular; Democrats are seen as blood-suckers/money takers.  When a Republican is in office, Zombie movies become more popular; Republicans are seen as mindless followers, forcing others to conform.  Now, this simplification of movie industry may not hold a lot of water, but … Continue reading

Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s Law

By Harrison Yu Godwin’s law, according to Wikipedia, states that, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1.”  So, the more popular a political figure becomes, the more likely that someone will compare said person to Hitler. Both the current president and president-elect have been compared to the fascist leader … Continue reading

(Seriously) Jumbo Pizza

(Seriously) Jumbo Pizza

By Harrison Yu We found a hole-in-the wall pizza place that has the biggest slices of pizza I’ve ever seen.   And boy, were they delicious.

Where’s the Opposition?

Where’s the Opposition?

By Harrison Yu This morning’s session on the future of U.S. foreign policy was perhaps the most informative and least speculative set of lectures that we have had thus far.  Both Barbara Slavin and Lawrence Korb have had years of experience each, working in the field and in think tanks.  They talked about problems that … Continue reading

#CareerGoals

#CareerGoals

By Harrison Yu With graduation right around the corner for many of us on this trip, you are bound to see quite a few posts about our visits relating to our futures.  Lucky for me, I get to be one of the first to experience a taste of life in what I hope will be … Continue reading

A Lesson in Listening

By Harrison Yu Reaching across the aisle.  It’s a phrase we’ve heard repeated by politicians and the media, regardless what the topic is.  But how often do we actually listen when trying to make compromises on legislation or even on political opinions?  This was the topic of Julie Winokur‘s film, “Bring It to the Table.” … Continue reading