Tagged with policy

On D.C. schools

A day of service reveals troubling truths about our nation’s schools, but also gives hope for improvement By: Alex Freeman Washington, D.C. is confronted with some intractable problems within its school system. Some of these problems reflect a greater enigma throughout the country, while others are unique to D.C. public schools. In 2008, almost half … 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

Not Much Different Than Obama

Not Much Different Than Obama

By Logan Kentner During our morning session, we had several different speakers on foreign policy.  Barbara Slavin talked about the United States relationship with the Middle East, specifically Iran.  Lawrence Korb discussed national security for the United States. One of the most interesting aspects of the session was the comparing Trump’s foreign policy to Obama’s … Continue reading

Who is David Young?

Who is David Young?

By Jack Hellie Congressman David Young (R-IA) serves Iowa’s third congressional district. Unless you are from Iowa’s third congressional district, you probably don’t know who he is, and that is not by accident. Rep. Young is intentional in his low profile, unlike his congressional neighbor to the north, Rep. Steve King from Iowa’s fourth district. … Continue reading

Don’t Forget To Kiss the Cook

By Manny Jacobson If you wanted to run for any kind of position, whether it being student body president, or President of the United States, there are many things that you will need to acquire throughout the campaign process. To make sure you get started, there is one thing that you need, and that is … Continue reading

The Real Issue behind Guns

The Real Issue behind Guns

By Guy Eckman Of the many political issues at stake for President Obama’s second term, gun control is near the top of the priority list. Simply put, there is much polarization amongst Americans, in addition to our media outlets.