Tagged with The Washington Center

Developing Our Inner “Wonk”

Developing Our Inner “Wonk”

By Taylor Larson If I had a quarter for every time I heard the word “wonk” in the last two weeks, I could pay off my college loans. From the President to media panelists, moderators and professors used wonk to describe people who take particular interest and have significant knowledge in political policy. Before this … Continue reading

John Oliver proves you can be funny AND smart

John Oliver proves you can be funny AND smart

By Austin Cannon On Thursday, the Washington Center hosted Robert Lichter, a George Mason University professor and author of Politics is a Joke!, for a discussion about political humor. He focused mainly on late-night hosts like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and featured several clips from Saturday Night Live. Somehow, he pretty much left out John Oliver, … Continue reading

Twitter’s Ultimate Downfall

Twitter’s Ultimate Downfall

By Kylie Jacobsen With over 232 million users (including myself, a self-proclaimed Twitter addict), Twitter has become an extremely popular social media website worldwide. Twitter is undoubtedly one of the best social media websites for finding information quickly, as tweets – or posts to the website by users – are limited to 140 characters (which makes them … Continue reading

Got Room For One More?

By Manny Jacobson Since arriving in D.C. a week and a half ago we have focused on policies and problems in Washington, as a federal government. I nearly, forgot that the city itself is going through its own problems. One of the most prominent problems is making Washington D.C. its own state so it can … Continue reading

Coming Soon to a Congress Near You

BY: Kate Brightwell Curtain is drawn, the actors are in place, and the show is about to begin. The show that I am talking about however, is not casting Brad Pitt or Sandra Bullock, but rather Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush (along with several others not yet to be revealed.) Aside from the different characters, … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton: A You-Know-What or Assertive?

By Katie Allen and Kate Brightwell Cold. Determined. Bill’s wife. Strong. First Lady. Benghazi. Annoying. I’d rather not comment. Yesterday we had a visit from Amie Parnes, the author of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. To begin the conversation, the moderator, Steve Scully, asked the audience to describe Hillary in one … Continue reading