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Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peace

By Josh Hughes For the 58th time in our nation’s history yesterday, a president began his new term. In the words of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan, while the quadrennial inauguration may to us seem commonplace, it is in the grand scheme of world history, nothing short of a miracle. He was right—as Senator Roy … Continue reading

Teach Us How to Say Goodbye

Teach Us How to Say Goodbye

By Josh Hughes Eight years ago tonight, nearly 400,000 Americans gathered on the National Mall for President-Elect Obama’s first inauguration concert. Across the country, millions watched the massive event, featuring musical performances by Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, U2, and Beyoncé. Collectively, they held their breath, as they awaited the prospect of a new president; young, … Continue reading

The Radical Reverend

The Radical Reverend

By Josh Hughes On the third Monday of every year, Americans remember the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., advocate, civil rights icon, and change agent. It’s a day for Americans to reflect on the effects of Dr. King’s life and his work. Across the nation, many schoolchildren are given the day … Continue reading

Finding the Faith

Finding the Faith

  By Josh Hughes Over the past week, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on what it means to be in Washington DC for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. It hasn’t always been easy to find the time—our days begin early and usually run late, with no shortage of activities in between.  I’ve done … Continue reading

New Ideas in Old Places

New Ideas in Old Places

By Josh Hughes Perhaps one of the most stable institutions in the history of the United States is the judiciary. Through good times and bad, war and peace, the court system has stood as a monument to justice across the United States. Despite the many injustices served and problems of the judicial system across our … Continue reading

Big Changes

Big Changes

By Josh Hughes When Americans head to the polls every four years to elect a new president, there’s usually a palatable feeling of change from across the country.

Cold & Contemplative

Cold & Contemplative

By Josh Hughes The past few times that I’ve been in Washington, it’s almost always been a very fast paced experience. Thus far, this trip is not proving to be any different.

Josh’s Expectations

By Josh Hughes Every four years, the world waits with baited breath as voters in the United States go to the polls to determine not only their own fates, but the fates of the unnamed billions around the globe whose very existence depends on the geopolitical stability afforded in the past half century by the … Continue reading