Articles tagged: politics
Solving polarization won’t fix our society’s injustices
Today’s society is not a utopia, and it’s important to realize that politics is and will always be personal—especially for marginalized communities, which is why it is necessary that we work towards progressive action instead of reduced polarization.
Gamer Vote: The rise of technology-driven politics
While it has largely been Democratic campaigns pursuing Gamer Vote as a political strategy, there is huge potential for campaigns to expand their base by reaching this still largely untapped voter segment
Senator Jon Ossoff addresses Georgetown student body
Ossoff is one of many Georgetown alumni to join Congress last January, winning an election with fellow senator Raphael Warnock.
Why Democrats could lose the filibuster battle
Democrats face a tough dilemma on Capitol Hill. Though they control Congress and the presidency, the Senate’s filibuster rules limit their ability to pass a progressive agenda. While Democrats have undertaken an extensive campaign against these rules, this campaign itself is unlikely to kill the filibuster. But by simply calling for the filibuster’s end, Democrats have already doomed it.
GU Politics fellows discuss partisanship and social justice in a post-Trump era
GU Politics fellows answered questions centering on social justice, leadership, and bipartisanship as America enters a new administration.
Inside the political contribution history of Georgetown’s Board of Directors
Members of Georgetown’s Board of Directors contributed over $2.4 million in total to political causes in the last six years.
Stop blaming political institutions for our problems. Politicians are responsible.
It's fashionable, right now, to blame political institutions for all the problems we see in our democracy. Resisting that impulse is important.
End of the trail: Election’s close brings excitement and anxiety for student campaigners
Georgetown students working on the 2020 election reflect on their work and the races ahead of election day.
The Georgetown Progressive Alliance: A new space for progressive ideas, community, and activism
The Georgetown Progressive Alliance (GPA), a new political organization for leftist students, has begun holding meetings this semester and promoting progressive causes on and off-campus. The club itself is the... Read more
GU Politics anticipates coming Supreme Court fight as COVID-19 hits the White House
Four days after President Donald Trump announced Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the U.S. Supreme Court,... Read more
Ahead of 2020 election, GU Politics event reflects on successes and failures of campaign narratives
Veterans of campaign communications discussed the prevailing narratives of the 2016 campaign and their implications for the 2020 race in a panel on Sept. 2, 62 days before the general... Read more
Fewer students are returning to classes this fall. Here’s what they’ll be doing instead.
As classes start, not every Georgetown student will be joining their peers on Zoom. Citing concerns about virtual learning and the cost of an online education, more students than Georgetown... Read more
Irresistible offers political commentary for 2019, in 2020
As the 2020 election draws closer, ads humanizing wealthy politicians start to fill television screens once more. Inboxes are cluttered with donation requests, and campaign speeches hitting just the right... Read more
The Political Punk: A Riot of their Own
The year 2020 marks the 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. It is worth quickly reflecting on the change since the landmark amendment had passed (partially thanks to... Read more
2020 Vision: D.C.’s Next Decade
In 2009, Voice staffer Will Sommer wrote a piece sharing his and other political writers’ predictions on the next year in D.C. city politics. Ten years later, as the Voice... Read more
Last Week Tonight Cuts Through the Noise
Last Week Tonight, the hit HBO show filled with comedic takes on the week’s news, is returning for its seventh season. In a news cycle jam-packed with daily headlines about... Read more
Catholic Initiative Hosts Faith, Race, and Politics Dialogue
Four guest speakers participated in the “Faith, Race, and Politics” public dialogue event hosted by the Georgetown Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life on Oct. 3 in Gaston... Read more
Dear Incoming Students,
Every year, we at the Voice write a letter to incoming first-years, welcoming you to campus. The hospitable sentiment generally seems simple enough. But this year, we felt that our... Read more
SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security
Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as Secretary of Homeland Security on Sunday, April 7, effective Wednesday. She was confirmed to the position on Dec. 6, 2017 after... Read more
Students Search for Common Ground Amidst Rising Partisanship
Georgetown students on campus in 2009 were living in the heart of political upheaval. Barack Obama, the first black president, brought Democrats back to the White House for the first... Read more