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”

The Consensus Podcast – Intro and Episode 1

Click on the button below to listen to the Consensus Podcast on Spotify. So far we have an introduction and preview of what the show will look like this fall, and episode 1 featuring Matteo Caulfield and Tyler Van Patten discussing gun control. You can also search “The Consensus Georgetown” in Spotify. DISCLAIMER: the viewsContinue reading “The Consensus Podcast – Intro and Episode 1”

Infrastructure Funding: What Can be Done?

By Thomas Rausch Infrastructure is a broad category that includes everything from roads and bridges to water mains and power lines to airports and seaports. It plays a fundamental, yet often overlooked, role in society. As infrastructure is something that is used by everybody, there is a vested social interest in maintaining functionality. This isContinue reading “Infrastructure Funding: What Can be Done?”

Why Not Amy?

by George Zhai In the last Democratic presidential candidate debate, one out of the twelve candidates on stage best articulated a blueprint for Democrats to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. This candidate was not the co-front runners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, nor was it Vermont SenatorContinue reading “Why Not Amy?”

Renewable Energy: Innovation and International Security

By Thomas Rausch In recent decades, renewable energy (i.e., solar power, wind energy, geothermal energy, etc.) has become a topic of partisan discussion. Both conservatives and liberals argue about whether renewable energy production should be pursued. Opponents contend that it’s too expensive and impractical. Proponents say that it’s profitable and easier to implement than traditionalContinue reading “Renewable Energy: Innovation and International Security”

Open Fire and a Pig’s Head: The International Spread of Antisemitism and Islamophobia

By Jacob Imber On the morning of Saturday, October 27th, a gunman opened fire during a service at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Eleven people were killed and six were injured, including police officers and congregation members. Officials identified the suspected shooter as forty-six-year-old Robert D. Bowers and linked him to severalContinue reading “Open Fire and a Pig’s Head: The International Spread of Antisemitism and Islamophobia”

Qatari Oil: A Microcosm of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

By Jacob Imber Last week, Israeli officials confirmed a groundbreaking deal to funnel Qatari oil into the Gaza Strip for a six month trial period. This arrangement is intended to improve the quality of life for Arab refugees living in Gaza who rarely have access to consistent electricity. In the past, these types of agreementsContinue reading “Qatari Oil: A Microcosm of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict”