D.C.’s First Blue Highway

Courtesy of washington.org By Eva Lynch The many rivers of the DMV area are often overlooked as viable highways of transportation. But, the proposed D.C. commuter ferry system would permanently change this oversight, according to Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi. According to current plans, the proposed ferry will service from Woodbridge, Virginia, to Joint Base Read More …

Impeachment Hearings for President Trump

By Theresa Whitfield  The impeachment hearings for President Trump became public last Wednesday, November 13th. Before examining the content of the hearings and the key witnesses, it is important to understand the factors leading up to these hearings.  At the federal level, impeachment is the process by which the House of Representatives brings charges of Read More …

New Presidential Candidate: Deval Patrick

Courtesy of Wikipedia By Claire Prudhomme Fewer than 90 days before the Iowa caucus, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has officially announced that he is joining the presidential race. On Thursday, November 14, Patrick became the 18th candidate to join the race for the Democratic Party.  Patrick has an extensive political history. At the beginning Read More …

The Democratic Party’s 2020 Vision for the Whitehouse

Courtesy of Vox By Franchetta Groves As the Presidential race continues, tensions are rising as Democrats are trying to nominate a candidate who can regain control of the White House and beat President Donald Trump in the general election. Many political commentators and those in the public eye are giving their opinion on who should Read More …

Rumors Spread of Trump Hotel Sale

Courtesy of vanityfair.com By Angela Hickey President Trump announced late October plans to sell his D.C. hotel, a move many consider to be a sign of “ethical self-awareness” according to NBC News.  The Trump International Hotel, which was officially opened in September 2016, is not technically owned by the Trump Organization; instead, it is officially Read More …

Katie Hill Resigns after Scandal has made her a “Bargaining Chip”

By Theresa Whitfield  Representative Katie Hill gave her resignation speech on the House Floor on October 31. Her resignation comes in the midst of an ethics investigation concerning an inappropriate relationship between her and one of her staff members. In her speech, Hill held nothing back when she attacked the “double standard” of her political Read More …

Heritage Foundation Hosts “Big Data & Big Brother” Talk on Privacy

By Gaeun Jeon The Heritage Foundation in downtown Washington, D.C. hosted a “Big Data & Big Brother” talk on Friday about privacy and Fourth Amendment rights, consisting of three panelists who spoke about a variety of topics regarding governmental power over individual privacy. Charles Cully Stimson, a senior legal fellow and manager with the National Read More …

Recent Poll Finds Support for D.C. Statehood Growing in Maryland

By Franchetta Groves A recent poll from the Washington Post and the University of Maryland found that a majority of Maryland residents support the idea of D.C. becoming a state. This goes against the sentiments of the rest of the country who do not support D.C. statehood as widely.  Proponents of D.C. statehood argue that Read More …