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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The definitive immigration solution
The immigration shouting match – er, debate – hit a new low last week when the Republican National Committee ran a series of television ads in Spanish accusing Democrats of supporting a bill to turn illegal immigration – currently a civil offense – into a felony punishable by jail time.
Forget being Nationals, be fair to the locals
Since the Nationals’ arrival last spring, the newly dedicated fans of Washington baseball have found few opportunities to watch their beloved team on television.
In Bush’s own words, he should be fired
In 2004, President George W. Bush confirmed that he would follow through on his pledge to fire anyone in his administration who leaked classified information.
It is time to take Jack for a walk
After nearly five years as university president, John J. DeGioia has proven himself to be a fairly capable administrator. He is generally well-liked by students and faculty, and he has embraced his role as the school’s fundraiser-in-chief. What he has not done, however, is become a visible and accessible member of the campus community.