Biden: Afghanistan and Ukraine

By Thomas Schmitt The GBC Roundtable on February 9 th set out to chronicle the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Biden Administration thus far. We had no trouble with the ugly, focusing specifically on the Afghanistan withdrawal for a significant portion of our discussion. We did not spend nearly as much timeContinue reading “Biden: Afghanistan and Ukraine”

Biden’s Presidency So Far

By Juliet Boelhouwer The Roundtable was on President Biden’s administration. There was quite a bit of agreement on what was generally good or bad, but disagreement on whose fault it was. No one at the roundtable believed pulling out of Afghanistan was executed well, but there were questions over whether this was Biden’s fault. HeContinue reading “Biden’s Presidency So Far”

Debt Ceiling

By Thomas Schmitt The Bipartisan Coalition’s inaugural 2023 roundtable focused on the debt ceiling— atleast, that was the official topic of discussion. We started with a general straw poll about which course of action we favored regarding the debt ceiling: A) Abolish the debt ceiling.B) Keep the debt ceiling and raise it as needed Then,Continue reading “Debt Ceiling”

Biden’s SOTU

By Andrew Colliton On the night of February 9th, the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition assembled to review the 2023 State of the Union Address and rate the job performance of President Joe Biden. The discussion began on the Address, which brought up the twitter-famous Social Security interjection from Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the relative cohesivenessContinue reading “Biden’s SOTU”

Death Penalty Roundtable Reflection

By Emily Cheesman The roundtable discussion on the death penalty was significantly one-sided. From the beginning of the discussion, there were at most three pros who offered their perspectives to the largely anti-death penalty panel. In deference to the minority, I will attempt to summarize their arguments first.  First, there is the question of howContinue reading “Death Penalty Roundtable Reflection”

Fight for the Filibuster

By Alexander Rowley Given the seemingly ever-widening gap between America’s two political parties, it is perhaps unsurprising that the Senate has failed to pull itself out of its current legislative funk. As Democrats struggle to make consistent use of their control of the Senate in the face of largely unified Republican opposition to their agenda,Continue reading “Fight for the Filibuster”

Regulating Social Media [Info Sheet]

Regulating Social Media: Talking Points and Important Information Questions About Regulating Social Media Should social media companies be considered publishers of the content users post? If yes, this would hold them liable for user-posted content, all but requiring them to censor content If no, there is no legal obligation to filter any content How shouldContinue reading “Regulating Social Media [Info Sheet]”


January 6th, 2021 Statement by the College Democrats and Bipartisan Coalition Our organizations unequivocally denounce today’s attack on our democratic institutions and the safety of our republic. Never before in recent memory has our democracy been attacked as it is now. We extend our sympathy and deepest condolences to the civilians, journalists, and members ofContinue reading “DENOUNCING THE EXTREME POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON CAPITOL HILL”

WHO [Info Sheet]

World Health Organization Talking Points and Relevant Information Compiled by: Luke Henkel, Markus Kempin, Margaret Edsey, Eri Hayakawa, TJ Rausch, Pooja Reddy, and Tyler Van Patten Conservative Talking Points about the WHO Official Briefing from President Trump regarding the WHO (White House official fact sheet): The WHO has shown it was not prepared to prevent,Continue reading “WHO [Info Sheet]”

COVID-19 Stimulus

Written/summarized by Markus Kempin On October 5th, the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition hosted its first Roundtable of the year on the topic of Economic Stimulus during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is an important issue that has sparked numerous debates and consequent positions on both sides of the aisle. To read about both the Liberal and ConservativeContinue reading “COVID-19 Stimulus”