Tagged politics

GPPR Watched the Democratic Debate

Last week, CNN and Facebook came together to showcase the first debate of the Democratic Primary season. It was the first (and quite possibly last) chance for mainstream viewers to meet the lesser-known candidates: Governor Martin O’Malley, Former Senator Jim Webb (who has since dropped out of the race), and Governor Lincoln Chafee. It was…

A Place for Hoya Politicos

For years, a cable news network billed itself as “the place for politics.” While Georgetown may not be a 24-hour television station, it now has its own Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School that is set to become the place for the Georgetown community and Washington politicos to come together and…

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Kansas is known for its far right swing over the course of the last decade. But three of its most prominent conservative officials are in the fight for their political lives in the 2014 election cycle. Votes in Kansas this November may provide clarity on the political future of the state and the radical conservative movement in our country.

Beyond Urban Planning: The Economics of Capital Bikeshare

Bicycling is exploding across the United States, and Washington, DC is no exception: the share of bicycle commuters in the District has grown by 315 percent since 1990 and overall ridership rose 80 percent between 2007 and 2010. This growth is tied to the metro area’s commitment to expanding trails and bike lanes and, in large part, to the rapid expansion of Capital Bikeshare.