As this is the last Nota Bene for the 2008-09 year, I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know what they can expect from the Opinions portion of the paper for next year. I have enjoyed sounding off on a variety of topics over the course of this year, and I'm sure the rest of the Opinions staff has felt the same way. Having said that though, I realize that there are many more of you t
Spending beyond their means, promising people things that can't be delivered, ideas that sound too good to be true, loans that are going to cost a lot more down the road, greed by powerful people. One might think this is a list of factors that lead to the current economic crisis (and it may well be), but this could also be
Last Thursday the law school sent out an email asking for feedback on its email service and what students thought about the importance of having computers in school. Some of my professors have told us that there is a growing constituency of GW Law faculty who disapprove of having students use computers in class.
A lot has been made in the past few days about an editorial cartoon that the New York Post ran last Wednesday. If you haven't seen it, shows two police officers standing in front of a chimpanzee who has clearly just been shot by one of the officers.
There's an episode of The Simpsons where the town, faced with impending destruction from an approaching comet, turns to the federal government for help. The local news shows the House of Representatives, where the Speaker announces that "it is unanimous, we are going to approve the bill to evacuate the town of Springfield, in the great state of . .
President Obama took the oath of office (twice) amid some of the biggest fanfare that has ever accompanied a president's ascension to office. Supporters celebrated his inauguration for a number of reasons, but for many his taking the oath marked the end of the Bush Era. With any change of office, its last holder leaves saddled with responsibility for everything that happened on his watch, good or bad, regardless of whether he was entirely liable for it. President Bush is certainly no exception.