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J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

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12/01/2017

Criminal hearings began earlier this month for the more than 230 protesters facing felony charges for destruction of property and conspiracy to riot, based on events that transpired on Jan. 20—the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. For many of these so-called “J20” protesters, the charges could total 70 years or more of prison sentences….

Georgetown Must Reckon With Bill Clinton’s Past

Georgetown Must Reckon With Bill Clinton’s Past

By:
12/01/2017

In the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker reported allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates have opened for similar accusations against powerful men in Hollywood and politics. Victims have come forth with accusations against Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore, and Democratic Senator…

State Department Cuts Draw Concern

State Department Cuts Draw Concern

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11/17/2017

In the 11 months since his inauguration, President Donald Trump and his administration have weakened and eroded a number of top federal agencies. From the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy, the agencies and bureaucracies tasked with carrying out American governance are understaffed, undermined, and ignored. Political positions go unfilled, those who receive…

Tax Plan Shifts Burden Unfairly

Tax Plan Shifts Burden Unfairly

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11/17/2017

In the past two weeks, Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate released their respective proposals to overhaul the United States’ tax code. The versions have minor differences but are similar in advocating for the same goal: lowering tax rates for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. In their current forms, the bills…

‘One-and-Done’ Rule Hurts Student-Athletes

‘One-and-Done’ Rule Hurts Student-Athletes

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11/10/2017

When the Philadelphia 76ers selected Markelle Fultz with the first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft this summer, they did so after the 19-year-old played only one year at the University of Washington. Fultz was a heavily recruited talent coming out of high school, and there was almost no doubt that he would one…

DC Wharf Brings Up Familiar Problems

DC Wharf Brings Up Familiar Problems

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10/27/2017

Two weeks ago, phase one of the District of Columbia’s Wharf revitalization project in the southwest quadrant of the city opened to the public. The project, which has been labeled “the biggest development in D.C.’s history,” includes plans to construct a marina, a concert venue, restaurants, residences, and other businesses in two phases, the second…

Admissions Equity Requires Broader Consideration

Admissions Equity Requires Broader Consideration

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10/27/2017

Last week, the Hoya’s editorial board argued that, because it leaves qualified Asian-American students disadvantaged when applying to Georgetown and other elite colleges and universities, race-based affirmative action should no longer be included in the university’s admissions policy. This editorial board applauds attempts to address obstacles facing Asian-American students, and we hope this conversation continues…

Mind What You Wear

Mind What You Wear

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10/13/2017

When the MoMa began to display Colin Kaepernick’s jersey in its halls as a part of an exhibit entitled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” the display, and the exhibit itself, showed that the museum understood something very important about the things we do and don’t choose to wear. Jay-Z understood this too, when he wore Kaepernick’s…

No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate

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09/29/2017

In an unacceptable trend of actions meant to intimidate and threaten marginalized communities on campus, four swastikas were reported on Georgetown’s campus in the first four weeks of classes. The first was found in a VCW elevator on Sept. 6; two more were found the next day in an LXR elevator. The fourth swastika was…

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

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09/15/2017

In a speech at George Mason University last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intention to roll back Obama-era guidelines for how universities receiving federal funding handle cases of sexual assault. This editorial board believes that this decision by Secretary DeVos is an errant one and undermines the effort to prevent sexual assault…

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