Filed under Day 3 DrakeinDC

Election Postmortem and a Side on Jazz Apples

By Jack Feldman At The Washington Center, academic sessions are now in full swing. Today was a look at the election. At why what happened, happened. This postmortem discussion was held in the form of a panel with a Q&A afterward. The panelists were: Ruy Teixiera, Research Fellow, The Century Foundation,  John Hudak, Deputy Director – Center for … Continue reading

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, Bernie Sanders, the relatively unknown “Democratic Socialist” Jewish Senator of Vermont, briefly appeared to pose a serious challenge … Continue reading

Coalition Building

Coalition Building

By Julia Wolf While Monday’s morning session focused on the need for people to talk to others with differing political views to gain more understanding and tolerance, today’s session featured a speaker and a two-person panel discussion to give a postmortem on the election. Doctor Julia Azari, who teaches at Marquette University, talked about the … Continue reading

The gap between rhetoric and reality

By Annie Hayes During our morning academic session on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts within the political science field who analyzed the outcome of the 2016 election. The panel included Ruy Teixiera, a fellow at The Century Foundation and American Progress, John Hudak, a fellow at The Brookings … Continue reading

Rhetoric as Unifying

Rhetoric as Unifying

By: Maddie Miller A call for unity has been made. While watching President Obama’s Farewell Address as a class, multiple students at The Washington Center began to peek their heads in, and proceeded to watch this speech with us.

A Change Election?

A Change Election?

By Sarah Schroeder The election of Donald Trump to the office of the Presidency, a republican controlled House of Representatives and Senate, and a majority of state governments turning Republican, is often attributed to American voters desiring change.

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.

Diving into The Swamp

By: Taylor Sellers In the political jungle of Washington D.C., The Drake in DC group has been navigating the city and arrived upon the infamous swamp. Donald Trump’s outcry to “Drain The Swamp” of long-time government officials and influencers has been an undertone during his campaign and thank you tour. Today we met with some … Continue reading