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Sufferin’ suffragists

I had the most amazing opportunity to tour the Capitol thanks to the office of Senator Joni Ernst. During my time in Congress (hopefully I can say that with a different meaning one day), I didn’t feel the need to take too many pictures. I saw such cool things like the old Supreme Court chambers … Continue reading

I found a super hot Italian (restaurant)

I found a super hot Italian (restaurant)

By Isabelle Barrett I found my true love, guys. His name is… Tortelli.   Filled with swiss chard, parmesan, and ricotta while smothered in a beautiful butter and sage sauce…my heart quite literally melted. The ambiance of La Tomate Bistro was really quite lovely overall. For dessert, a creme brulee and a mille foglie.   … Continue reading

What does DC think of its newest resident?

What does DC think of its newest resident?

By Isabelle Barrett Let me start this off by telling you that 93% of DC voters voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That is a pretty high majority. Actually, Washington DC has never voted for a Republican presidential candidate. (Second only to my home state of MN, who has voted primarily Democratic … Continue reading

I’m white and uncomfortable

By Isabelle Barrett I woke up with the knowledge that I would have to hear about race today. I would have to listen to my brothers and sisters of color mourn the end of Barack Obama’s presidency and grieve with them as we enter this new and frightening administration.

Haven’t we always been this polarized?

By Isabelle Barrett “16 years ago, people complained about how the parties were too similar.” – Dr Julia Azari What??? There is no way that can be true. Haven’t American politics always been polarized? Hasn’t there always been some sort of blood feud-like struggle between the two major parties? Was there ever a time when the … Continue reading

Impromptu Welcome Wagon

Impromptu Welcome Wagon

By Isabelle Barrett Due to some bad weather (and corporate inefficiencies), part of our team arrived late on a train, rather than a plane. Being the kind and considerate group that we are, some members decided to make the quick trip to Walgreen’s and purchase poster making supplies. The blindingly bright pink poster was sure … Continue reading

For whom the bell tolls

By Isabelle Barrett I will be frank. This election has rocked me to my core. The past couple months have caused me to completely reevaluate my sense of self, my values, and my future. Hopefully, this J-Term is going to provide insight into all of these through an intense daily regimen of professional experience, productive … Continue reading