Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official opinion of the Georgetown Voice. Its current composition can be found on the masthead.


Editorials

Mayor Williams should be grounded

On Aug. 30th, Mayor Anthony Williams made the disappointing decision to renew a seven-days-a-week 10 p.m. curfew for District residents 16 and under until Sept. 28th. The curfew, which is two hours earlier than under the old law, was passed as part of this summer’s crime emergency bill. While the recent spike in crime is troubling, this unneccessarily stringent curfew is an ineffective solution.

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Establishing the Jesuit Politburo

As the new academic year begins, six campus Protestant groups have been informed that their relationship with the University has been “terminated.” This intrusion into student autonomy not only blocks essential freedom of expression, but also severely cheapens the remarkable non-academic achievements of Georgetown students.

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Wrap it up: time for a new birth control policy

Last week the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” contraceptive pill to women 18 and older. The University needs to take this opportunity to reevaluate its stance on the availability of birth control on the Hilltop.

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Lights, Camera, Civil Action

The camera system is a Pandora’s box that has the potential to be abused by Georgetown residents irritated by the antics of their college-aged neighbors and will surely result in the erosion of town-gown relations.

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Taking a nibble out of crime

The most recent Georgetown shooting was simply a high-profile example of what the latest statistics bear out: the “crime emergency” measures have been but a flashy Day-Glo band-aid pasted over a gushing wound that requires major surgery.

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Chartered flight to nowhere

This month, D.C. School Superintendent Clifford B. Janey called on the City Council to place a moratorium on the creation of new charter schools. This proactive effort is a major change in the most extensive charter market in the country, and one that could save the faltering D.C. public school system.

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Playing hardball with the cable bill

Peter Angelos and Comcast have teamed up to combine two great American pastimes—baseball and screwing the little guy.

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Good men doing nothing

After three years of genocide in Darfur, the United States – once the moral leader of the world – hopes that someone, anyone, will deal with the crisis but us.

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No V.I.P. treatment in the club

As a Jesuit university dedicated to the development of the whole person, Georgetown has a duty to encourage athletic excellence at all levels and provide the resources all our teams need.