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Have you seen the Reasonable Republican?

By: Kiley Roach The Republican party is splintered into factions. Party leadership and rank and file members seem to be growing further and further apart in terms of their ideological standings and the arrangement of their priorities. In the past couple of days, we have heard from a number of speakers with heavy stakes in … Continue reading

Braving the cold for Arlington

Braving the cold for Arlington

For the past couple of days, we have watched Washington, D.C., gear up for what they think is a big snow storm, which is, like, three inches of snow. Nothing would prevent this group of students from Iowa from exploring DC, but the city shutting down the Metro might. Thankfully, the Metro was kept open, … Continue reading

Painting a Picture

Painting a Picture

By Riley Fink Visiting the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery today, it was great to see a mix of famous figures from all sectors of culture collide in works of art. The top level of the building showcased a number of works of famous comedians and entertainers, in an arrangement entitled “Bravo!” Portraits and busts of … Continue reading

Cabinet Considerations

Cabinet Considerations

By: Haley Barbour       Ford’s Theater, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, today is the home of a museum chronicling Lincoln’s presidency from his election to the final days of his life. There were many exhibits that drew parallels to today’s questions facing the new administration. In particular, I was intrigued by Lincoln’s … Continue reading

Believing again

Believing again

By Jack Feldman Today, Drake students explored the National Archives and saw the country’s most precious documents. The experience reminded me of my American values, which are so intrinsic that they seem to be one with my conscience. However, since the election, and even since the primaries, my pride as an American has been anything but … Continue reading

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

Reflection: Always a stone of hope

By Jess Lynk The Washington Monument demands the attention of anyone who comes to D.C. Soon after, most peoples’ eyes head to the Lincoln Memorial. Most will find the World War II memorial and even maybe see the Jefferson Memorial from afar. But there is one memorial across the street that can easily be forgotten on … Continue reading

Inaugural Discourse

Inaugural Discourse

By Sarah Schroeder “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow … Continue reading

I Need a Hero

I Need a Hero

By Harrison Yu When a Democrat is in office, Vampire movies become more popular; Democrats are seen as blood-suckers/money takers.  When a Republican is in office, Zombie movies become more popular; Republicans are seen as mindless followers, forcing others to conform.  Now, this simplification of movie industry may not hold a lot of water, but … Continue reading