Tagged with government

The ripple effect of a new administration

The ripple effect of a new administration

By Annie Hayes With every new incoming administration there are many changing dynamics that take place within the bureaucracy that is our federal government. A number of departments and federal agencies are led by politically-appointed staff, who are done with their duties on the last day the outgoing president is in office. It is the … Continue reading

Witnessing History

Witnessing History

By Taylor Sellers The main event has passed. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. on this emotionally and politically charged day, Drake in DC students stood among the crowds to watch the show. It was one interesting show. 

Reflections of Drake

Reflections of Drake

By Taylor Sellers As the end of our time in Washington D.C. grows near, it is nice to look back and reflect on where we have been and what we know now. For me, this can all be summed up into six things. 1. Drake alumni are the best alumni. Site visits to the State … Continue reading

America, China, Iowa

America, China, Iowa

By Jack Hellie China and the U.S are two world super powers. The relationship is a strong one, and at times a tense one. Billions of dollars in trade value move between the United States and China, making the relationship the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Inherently, diplomatic relations between the two countries … Continue reading

Pessimism in Government Spending

By: Zach Dvorak Today the main topic for our panel was focused on the budget. One area of the government that not many know, besides those book geeks who get excited by the intricacies of policy. Something I am, and most likely will never be. What I do care about is the central concepts of … Continue reading

A Historical City

A Historical City

  By Taylor Sellers On another busy day for the Drake in DC students, a fresh insight of the history of politics was found in each of our destinations: The Capital Building, the House Agricultural Committee, and The Atlantic. Our trip to the Capital exposed us to the history of the Federal government. Unknown to … Continue reading

Service in The City

Service in The City

By Taylor Sellers On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Drake in D.C. students spent their time volunteering at local schools. On every day after, the U.S. government promotes service for their workers. Reflections of MLK Jr. can be found many places in Washington D.C., but perhaps most in its citizens. The City Year team that … Continue reading

Halfway: a photo essay

Halfway: a photo essay

By Jack Hellie The #DrakeInDC gang is halfway through our intensive, experiential, and fast paced peak inside Washington, D.C. The last seven days have been jam packed with meeting folks who work in this town, and hearing what they each do. But these folks were once in our shoes. Our Nation’s capital is stuffed with … Continue reading

Turnover in The Capital

Turnover in The Capital

By Taylor Sellers Every voting citizen knows about the election cycles of the politicians in the House and Senate. The presidential campaigns flood the news every four years. Turnover is a natural effect of the political fluctuation in the country. What many outside of Washington do not know, however, is just how many people lose … Continue reading

Trump and Trade

By Jack Hellie Americans across the country remain uneasy with the incoming administration of Donald Trump for a variety of reasons. He promises a strong national defense and a return of manufacturing jobs to the rust belt. How do those two promises interact? We don’t know how Donald Trump will accomplish either of these promises, … Continue reading