To say yesterday was a disaster would be an object lesson in understatement. Armed insurrectionists overran the U.S. Capitol. Though their rebellion was doomed from the start, the treasonous mob embarrassed the nation on the world stage. …

On this day 155 years ago, some of the last vestiges of America’s most malignant institution were stamped out. General Gordon Granger read out to Galveston, Texas, the federal orders that proclaimed freedom to the enslaved in the most remote state of the Confederacy. With this reading, the United States…

O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath —
America will be!

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants…

“With great power, come great responsibility.”

As the coronavirus continues its rampage and the lockdown drags on in parts of our nation, there are many of us who remain essentially unscathed. Technology has allowed us to work from home and to have essentials delivered right to our doors. Youth and robust immune systems have allowed us…

I recently wrote a scholarship essay with the prompt to write a 250–500 word speech to the assembled members of the United States Congress. I thought it was worth sharing with you.

Since the end of World War II, America has been insulated from the world’s many calamities. The carnage of the Cold War played out in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa. We have been spared widespread famine since The Great Depression. And the infectious diseases that regularly ravage the rest…

Jon Rodriguez

Georgetown Law, Class of 2023

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