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Shut Up, Don’t Shut Down

Shut Up, Don’t Shut Down

Hannah Olson | @thannykate  Throughout our time at in Washington DC, there has been much discussion of the partial government shutdown. If it continues, the country will be looking at the longest shutdown in United States history in less than one day. With President Trump’s address on Tuesday offering few answers, it doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

The swamp is flooding … with men

The swamp is flooding … with men

By Josh Cook It’s no secret, to anyone who pays attention, that politics is a male-dominated field. Up until very recently, our country’s collection of elected officials has looked more like a fraternity than a reflective representation of American society. Despite the efforts of incredible individual women throughout history, as well as groups like the … 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

The Art of Not Knowing

The Art of Not Knowing

Hannah Olson | @thehannykate A large theme of politics is asking what will come towards the future and speculating what exactly that will be. There is a general lean towards always asking, what’s next? What does the 2020 election cycle have in store for us? Quite simply, no one really knows what is going to … Continue reading

“Americans aren’t bipartisan, but bipolar”

This quote comes from the mother of Lara Brown, the Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. Brown came to the Washington Center and presented a lecture about shattering the glass ceiling in regards to the nature of leadership and the presidential history in the context of the 2020 … Continue reading

Elle Woods for President

Lara Brown stands at the front of a room filled with wide-eyed students soaking up every word. She says, “If we put multiple women on a stage, they can be seen as individuals rather than as women.” This speaks to Hillary Clinton’s run for the Democratic nomination in 2016, when she stood as the lone … Continue reading

Death of a Federalist

The founding principle of American Government is Federalism, a system wherein a central national government and other government units such as the states have relatively equal powers divided between them. Our recent interview with Jacob Leibenluft from the Center for American Progress, provides a clear example of how those Federalist principals are under attack from … Continue reading