Tag: politics

2020 Vision: D.C.’s Next Decade

2020 Vision: D.C.’s Next Decade

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01/25/2020

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 Feature’s editor, I would like to take this opportunity to revisit those predictions and make some new ones for 2020 and the decade following.  When…

<i>Last Week Tonight</i> Cuts Through the Noise

Last Week Tonight Cuts Through the Noise

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01/23/2020

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 impeachment and the presidential election, John Oliver promises to deliver coverage of important news stories overlooked by other late-night shows or conventional media sources. The…

Dear Incoming Students,

Dear Incoming Students,

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08/30/2019

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 current political climate necessitates an explanation of what the word “welcome” really means. We are excited that you are here and, no matter who you…

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security

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04/08/2019

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 working at the Department throughout Trump’s presidency and during the George W. Bush administration. Nielsen’s tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was marked…

The Meme Files: Miley Cyrus and Absurdist Expression

The Meme Files: Miley Cyrus and Absurdist Expression

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11/09/2018

Welcome to The Meme Files! Halftime staffers will be picking a meme to cover and will go into its background, appeal, and impact. This week I’ll be doing a current meme, but we’ll definitely pay some love to the classics sometime in the future. This inaugural meme file will be on, well…I’m not really sure…

Students Share Their Thoughts on the Election and the Nation’s Political Climate

Students Share Their Thoughts on the Election and the Nation’s Political Climate

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10/28/2016

For months now, talk of the upcoming elections has been everywhere. It has been virtually impossible to open a news site or to scroll through Twitter without encountering yet another article on Donald Trump’s latest offense or Hillary Clinton’s turbulent career. Given the intense scrutiny on both candidates, a narrative has emerged in the national…

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