Anna’s Final Daily Post

Hi Everyone! This Anna Gabalski reporting to you live from DC for one last time. Today is our last day in DC, move-out day, and it’s given some time to reflect on the past two weeks. This has been a whirlwind two weeks, and this trip could not have gone any better. We were able … Continue reading

Imagination limitations

Imagination limitations

By Josh Cook As a group of Drake students, we had the opportunity to meet a plethora of wildly important people during our two weeks in D.C. On Thursday, to follow up a Wednesday which included spending time with Cory Booker, we were able to spend about a half hour with Senator Bernie Sanders in … Continue reading

You’re fired: turnover in the White House

You’re fired: turnover in the White House

By Josh Cook Sebastian Gorka spoke at the Washington Center on Friday, as the final visiting speaker of the program. During his session, he spoke about Donald Trump’s compassion and how he “hates firing people.” This was in direct contrast to what we heard from Kathryn Dunn Tenpas from the Brookings Institution, who had noticed … Continue reading

Those who would be President

By Alex Jenson Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders have a lot in common. They are both Democratic or in Sander’s case pseudo democratic Senators from the Northeast. They share the same floor in the same office building, and by the end of the year, they will likely both have had experience campaigning for president. However, … Continue reading

The best day of my life, so far

By Gavin Nordberg The morning started off a little different than normal on Thursday. RPC and JVW had informed us the night before, Wednesday night, that we, as a group, would be meeting at about 8:30 the following morning. The meeting progresses as any of our meetings would on this trip, we talked a little … Continue reading

There is Hope in the Future of Health Care

Our health care system is broken. It is nearly impossible to argue against that fact considering our nation spends more money than any other nation on health care, yet we have significantly shorter expected lifespans than other nations. So, the debate on health care policy reform does not come down to whether or not our … Continue reading

The best view of D.C.

The best view of D.C.

While the morning sessions at The Washington Center were interesting as always, that was not the most important part of my day today – a day that was overwhelming.