Tagged with Public discourse

Ah, There’s the Opposition

Ah, There’s the Opposition

By Harrison Yu As a follow-up to one of my previous posts, I now have to apologize.  I was a bit critical of the Washington Center for not setting us up with speakers who had conservative points of view.  Now, for the most part, that still holds true; however, they did bring in (and sent us … Continue reading

Memorable Moments: SCOTUS

Memorable Moments: SCOTUS

By Grace Dunn Last Friday, we had the opportunity to visit the highest federal court in the United States, the Supreme Court. For many of us, this was our first time in the historic building. Sarah Schroeder, sophomore strategic political communications major, was blown away by how massive the Supreme Court was, but realized none … Continue reading

The Sweet Sixteen

The Sweet Sixteen

By Sarah Schroeder The transition of Presidential power creates a new set of opportunities and challenges for Congress. Congress must find a way to navigate the transition to work towards achieving their own agenda and working with the new president. 

Haven’t we always been this polarized?

By Isabelle Barrett “16 years ago, people complained about how the parties were too similar.” – Dr Julia Azari What??? There is no way that can be true. Haven’t American politics always been polarized? Hasn’t there always been some sort of blood feud-like struggle between the two major parties? Was there ever a time when the … Continue reading

A Course on Discourse

A Course on Discourse

By Riley Fink As previously mentioned on this blog, this morning we got the chance to listen to a presentation by writer and film producer Julie Winokur at the Washington Center. Playing for us a documentary she produced entitled “Bring It to the Table,” the topic of dealing with political discourse was brought to our … Continue reading

A Lesson in Listening

By Harrison Yu Reaching across the aisle.  It’s a phrase we’ve heard repeated by politicians and the media, regardless what the topic is.  But how often do we actually listen when trying to make compromises on legislation or even on political opinions?  This was the topic of Julie Winokur‘s film, “Bring It to the Table.” … Continue reading