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Politics can Relate to Everything!

Julia Gutsch Now that we have been back from Washington DC for a few days, I began reflecting on the amazing opportunities we had, and the many things I learned about the world of politics. We were given a lot of advice on how to “make it” in DC. As someone who is not planning … Continue reading

Breaking Stereotypes One Site Visit at a Time

Lara Brown, Director, Graduate School of Political Management, at George Washington University gave a captivating analysis about the past, present, and future of women in the American Political system. The points about them in a sense, manipulative tactics that both political parties have employed in the past to engage women in the political scene were … Continue reading

There is Hope in the Future of Health Care

Our health care system is broken. It is nearly impossible to argue against that fact considering our nation spends more money than any other nation on health care, yet we have significantly shorter expected lifespans than other nations. So, the debate on health care policy reform does not come down to whether or not our … Continue reading

The U.S. Needs to Change to Help Climate Change

Bob Deans, Director of Strategic Engagement, Natural Resources Defense Council, raised a point while talking to the Washington Center that resonated with me and helped me to further understand why climate change is of the utmost importance, regardless of party alignment. He claimed that the Paris agreement was a major step in the right direction … Continue reading

Everyone Deserves an Advocate

“Politics is about the people.” Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if our nation was actually able to uphold this role that the government and the institutions that influence and portray to the public what is happening in the government are based upon? Mo Elliethee, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public … Continue reading

No More Status Quo

By: Julia Gutsch There is no question that radical changes have been occurring within the American political system over the past few years. It is hard to argue against the claim that this change in politics is due, in part, to the public’s frustration with the status quo, that is the political elite or establishment. … Continue reading

Coffee, Cupcakes, and the Cold

Coffee, Cupcakes, and the Cold

By Julia Gutsch What better thing to do in Washington, D.C., on a cold, snowy winter day than head out to Georgetown with a few other Drake students and set up camp in a coffee shop to work on blog posts? 

Did I Hear Tacos?

Julia Gutsch Immediately I heard the words taco and lunch, I knew that I had to ignore my previous lunch plans for cooking pasta in my room and instead immerse myself further into the food world of Washington DC. As someone who follows a plant-based diet, I am always excited when I google the menu … Continue reading

Finding Respect in a World of Disagreement

By: Julia Gutsch “Respect find out what it means to me.” Those song lyrics made popular by Aretha Franklin relate much more to modern American politics than one might initially accept. Across the partisan divide, from politicians to lobbyists to journalists and many more, respect, as a core value, can help shape success in achieving … Continue reading