Tag: trump

On the Pandemic: This Virus Has No Race

On the Pandemic: This Virus Has No Race

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04/22/2020

“With the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, I can’t help but feel uneasy in the rare times I do leave my house since the stay-at-home orders began. I wonder if the man who pushes his cart past mine in the supermarket sees me and feels hate. I worry if today might be the day some crazed stranger passes me or my family and reacts violently. “

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

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12/06/2019

In 2012, President Barack Obama made a promise to undocumented immigrants in the United States. With his passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), undocumented people who were under the age of 16 when they entered the country—before June 2007—were granted the basic rights to attend school and work without fear of…

IMPEACH

IMPEACH

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12/06/2019

President Donald Trump must be impeached. Trump engaged in a months-long plot to coerce the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, into announcing two politically motivated investigations: one into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and another into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The evidence of the President’s pressure campaign is…

Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

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09/27/2019

As of Sept. 12, 18-year-olds enlisting in the military may be sent to fight in Afghanistan in response to attacks that occurred before they were born. The undeniable tragedy of the Sept. 11 attacks has led to a prolonged U.S. military presence in Afghanistan that has put American lives at stake, while doing very little…

Albright receives Georgetown award for diplomatic career

Albright receives Georgetown award for diplomatic career

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02/16/2018

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received the 2018 Jit Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy on Feb. 12 for her contributions to diplomacy in her career. Nearly 300 students and staff gathered in Gaston Hall to hear Albright discuss the modern challenges to democracy around the world and the importance of…

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

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04/07/2017

Each time I have the opportunity to pass by Healy Hall, I can’t help but think of how fortunate I am to be at an institution like Georgetown. I look at how magnificent the building is and often wonder whether I am living in reality or not. It just seems so surreal. But after the…

Carrying On: Feminism in the Age of Trump

Carrying On: Feminism in the Age of Trump

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02/03/2017

Women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds wearing pink hats with pointed, ear-like appendages on either side carried signs emblazoned with clever slogans: “There is no Planet B,” “Grab ‘em by the patriarchy,” “Let’s talk about the elephant in the womb,” and “I’ve seen smarter cabinets at Ikea.” Celebrities gave speeches. Marchers took…

My Mother, a Trump Supporter

My Mother, a Trump Supporter

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02/03/2017

The 2016 election cycle forced me to come to terms with a dimension of my mom’s character that I did not know existed before, and that I did not want to confront. Discussing politics with my mom was never pleasant, but recent events heightened the stakes of our discussions. We spoke with the fervor and…

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