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A Bulldogs Second Home

A Bulldogs Second Home

By Jon Lueth I hope this doesn’t come across as too repetitive, but if you read my last blog post you know that Washington D.C. is crawling with Drake alums, and members of the Drake network. There’s a wide array of positions, places, and so on in D.C. that the Drake network has successfully been … Continue reading

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

Washington D.C., Sure it ain’t Drake?

By Jon Lueth Let me start this by stating that I won’t be doing proper justice to the reality of the wonderful experience that has been this trip. I’m going to attempt to cover as much as makes sense for this blog right now, and if need be I will certainly post a second part … Continue reading

If Labels Were Everywhere

If Labels Were Everywhere

By Jon Lueth Did you have a burger today? You’re welcome from the USDA. That Easy Mac you just made (ok, I just made), you’re welcome from the USDA. Those grapes you ate for lunch? You guessed it, you’re welcome again from the USDA. Take a shower today? You’re welcome from the USDA…wait what?! Don’t … Continue reading

Cleaning up in D.C.

By Jon Lueth This scene unfolded on a street corner in D.C. Wednesday. As we were prepping to go to a site visit/meeting with Drake alumni Paul Doucette and Matt Thornblad, some dust got on Alex Freeman’s suit, so I decided to give him a hand.

The GOP’s Postmortem

The GOP’s Postmortem

By Jon Lueth; Companion Piece The 2016 Presidential election season was easily one of the most controversial in my lifetime. Both parties found themselves in scenarios they would never have dreamed possible. To the joy of many Republicans,┬áBernie Sanders, the relatively unknown “Democratic Socialist” Jewish Senator of Vermont, briefly appeared to pose a serious challenge … Continue reading

Expectations of Grandeur and Hope

By Jon Lueth I grew up in the small town of Sparta, Illinois with a total population of between 4000 and 5000 people (the number has fluxed throughout my life). After high school I went to Drake University which has a student population of approximately 3500 undergraduate students, and approximately 5000 total students. The farthest … Continue reading