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  • Bias Watch: Georgetown University

    09/21/2015 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 19, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Occasionally, students actually notice when they are in a biased course. “I felt a certain idealistic giddiness upon enrolling in ‘Prisons & Punishment,’ a government course introduced during my senior year of college,” Danny Funt writes in the September/October issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. “It was exciting to attach a resonant cause to academic inquiry, and about 95 percent of my classmates—Republican and Democrat—identified as supporters of criminal justice reform.” “Our professor had a childhood friend who was wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his parents and then exonerated 17 years later. ‘This will be the most important course you take...
  • Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

    08/22/2015 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/15
    GEORGETOWN, Del. – Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware. The 48-year-old collapsed to her knees in the courtroom after she was sentenced and wept as she apologized. Shattuck, who received a suspended 15-year prison sentence, must report every other weekend to a probation center in Delaware, register as a sex offender and continue therapy. The teen's parents said Shattuck stole their son's innocence and urged the judge to send her to prison to send a message to...
  • Meet Obama's Kissingers

    06/06/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kimberley Strassel
    If the Bergdahl uproar feels creepily reminiscent of the Benghazi uproar, or the Syrian "red line" uproar, or the choose-your-own- Obama -foreign-adventure uproar, it's because they all have a common denominator. This is what happens when political hacks formally take over foreign policy. It's the "formal" point that bears some meditation. Barack Obama isn't the first president to make foreign-policy decisions on the basis of domestic political calculations. He does, however, win the distinction of being the first president to utterly disregard—to treat with contempt—the institutions and procedures that were designed to help the commander in chief insulate the serious...
  • On Poverty, Obama Shows Poor Judgment

    05/18/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2015 | Tony Perkins.
    These days, it wouldn’t be a presidential appearance without some gratuitous Christian-bashing. And at yesterday’s roundtable on poverty, President Obama didn’t disappoint. During the panel discussion at Georgetown University, President Obama took the common goal of helping the poor and used it to drive an even deeper wedge between his administration and people of faith. In between swipes at Fox News, the President scolded the church for being too preoccupied with the culture war to help the needy. “I think it would be powerful for our faith-based organizations to speak out on this in a more forceful fashion. This may...
  • “You Didn’t Earn That on Your Own; Somebody Else Did That For You” (take 5)

    05/14/2015 7:40:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-14-2015 | MOTUS
    Speaking to a panel on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama dismissed wealthy Americans as “society’s lottery winners” and called on them to made a “modest investment” to the poor in the form of tax increases. – Daily Caller If you Google “Life’s Biggest Lottery Winner” I’m pretty sure this will be the first image entry: The luckiest man in the world “There’s a fairness issue involved here. And by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could now invest in early childhood education to make a difference. [Prove it] That’s where the rubber...
  • The Real Obama Comes Out at Georgetown (Long Article)

    05/13/2015 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | May 13, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, Barack Obama went to Georgetown University and participated in some kind of a conference on poverty and spirituality and just a whole bunch of stuff. And I am telling you, it is a gold mine. We have more from Barack Obama yesterday in terms of helping everybody understand who he is and who he has been from the beginning. He perfectly illustrated the chips on his shoulder about this country, the aspects of it that he doesn't like and his ongoing efforts to transform it and change it. The things that he said yesterday were...
  • VIDEO: Georgetown students take pledge to end 'urinal privilege'

    04/30/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies ^ | 04/30/2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    The two latest trends sweeping colleges and universities across the U.S. are a demand for gender-neutral bathrooms and peer-to-peer shaming of "privileged" students. At California Polytechnic University, students recently held a “s*it-in” to demand that administrators add more “all gender” restrooms to the 17 existing locations on Cal Poly’s campus. Despite an impending budget crisis, the University of North Texas allocated $100,000 last fall to renovate old restrooms and make them gender-neutral. “This is a situation where I thought we could be proactive and make this change… You could say it’s an all-human restroom,” Shane McCreery, Illinois State University’s Ethics...
  • Georgetown Professor Calls on Baltimore to Violently Riot

    04/29/2015 1:21:04 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    Preston Mitchum, an adjunct professor at Georgetown and contributor to the Huffington Post and the Atlantic, incited rioters over the last few days, saying that protesters must "go forth with your righteous indignation." He also has shown a clear disdain of people's lives and property, writing that rioters have no other option than to attack their "oppressors." Mitchum seemed to go as far as telling protesters to destroy property, first saying that he doesn't care about people's homes and businesses: Then he tells rioters to "go forth with your righteous indignation:" And then says that burning down a CVS is...
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game [Princeton - Georgetown NCAA B'Ball 1989]

    03/19/2015 11:22:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Grantland ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff
    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1989, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was at a crossroads. Schools from larger conferences like the SEC and Big East didn’t see the need to keep allowing the mid-major teams into the Big Dance. They always lost, so what was the point? When Alonzo Mourning’s no. 1 seed Georgetown Hoyas entered the tournament, they had their eyes set on the Final Four and a national title. Dealing with the likes of Ivy League champion and no. 16 seed Princeton was more of an afterthought. So when these two teams...
  • Betrayal Papers Part 2: In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun”

    02/25/2015 3:37:11 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 25, 2015 | The Betrayal Papers
    The first article of the Betrayal Papers asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood was not only influential in the United States government, but in fact dominated the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This article will name several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). These individuals have helped dictate national security policies that have crippled counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Network of...
  • Muslim Leaders to Hold ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Rally in Texas

    01/12/2015 9:18:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 12, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Muslim leaders from across America will gather in Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” according to event information. The Saturday event, which seeks to combat “Islamophobes in America” who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad “into an object of hate,” according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people. The victims died in events that began with the shooting attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo...
  • Georgetown Blames Low Turnout At Hillary Clinton Speech On Final Exams

    12/04/2014 7:09:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/04/2014 | AMANDA MACIAS AND HUNTER WALKER
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security and it seems like hardly anyone showed up. Clinton's remarks on "Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership" were delivered at Georgetown's Gaston Hall, an auditorium that seats more than 700 people. However, based on tweets from those who attended the event, many seats were empty. Update (1:40 p.m.): Georgetown spokesperson Stacy Kerr sent a statement to Business Insider noting there has been large turnout for past events at the school with Clinton. She also suggested the fact it is the last week before final...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

    10/22/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack of Trojan-enz lubricated, latex condoms can be purchased at for just $13.97, student activists at Fordham University are demanding that the school provide free condoms on campus.The activists at Fordham, which bills itself as “the Jesuit University of New York,” belong to a group called S.A.G.E.S. (The acronym stands for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety.) On its Twitter page, SAGES has an image of an erect condom.In a petition, the group proclaims that a lack...

    10/21/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 21, 2014 | C. Nethery
    DESCRIPTION: Georgetown University is the beneficiary of funds from Qatar, the same country which funds Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Let us imagine a hypothetical scenario, shall we? You have a friend. In spite of a few personal shortcomings and a penchant for choosing some unsavory friends in his other social groups, from what you can tell, he shares similar ideals, political views and objectives. One day, your friend approaches you with an idea. “Why don’t I build and pay for a ‘mother-in-law’ suite in my backyard which you can live in, and you’ll only have to pay for the...
  • Georgetown University Student Harassed For Standing Against School’s Ties To Qatar

    10/14/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 14, 2014 | Chris Nethery
    As people have become increasingly aware, Qatar has been and continues to be a major funding source for the Hamas, Islamic State, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Ansar al-Sharia. What many people may NOT be aware of is that a number of American universities have satellite campuses in Qatar. In part, they are: Northwestern, Texas A&M, Weill-Cornell Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon, Harvard Law, Virginia Commonwealth and Georgetown. But here’s the kicker… Qatar has paid ALL of the costs associated with developing these satellite campuses in Doha – 100% of them. Considering Qatar’s rising stature and infamy in the specialized, and profitable,...
  • In Qatar, [Georgetown's] SFS Subject to Brutal Regime

    10/12/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    The Hoya ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ari Goldstein
    Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service operates a satellite campus in an oppressive Middle Eastern dictatorship. Funded by oil money and corrupt sheikhs, Georgetown University effectively condones and promotes the human rights abuses of our host country. Why does no one talk about this? Georgetown is not alone; we’re one of a growing number of American universities to give a free pass to our Middle Eastern donors. NYU Abu Dhabi, anyone? Cornell in Doha? It’s no mystery — when wealthy princes offer you hundreds of millions of dollars to build a campus in their country, it’s hard to say no....
  • Georgetown Study: Sex Education Should Start At Age 10

    08/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 16, 2014 1:42 PM
    How young is too young to start teaching children about sexual health? According to a Georgetown University study, kids between 10 and 14 should be getting sex education because children at that age are susceptible to experimentation. …
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Georgetown is ‘not Catholic anymore’

    05/22/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies (Cardinal Newman Society Original Source) ^ | Thu May 22, 2014 09:40 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    May 22, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reportedly said of his alma mater Georgetown University that it is “not Catholic anymore.” In an interview with The Remnant’s Vincent Chiarello, Scalia spoke extensively about his faith and about his memories of the Jesuit University. He said that when he attended, “they rolled you out of bed to attend Mass. Not anymore.”
  • Bill Clinton, speaking at Georgetown, Criticizes the Media for Unfavorable Obamacare Coverage

    05/02/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2014 | Don Irvine
    In a long-winded speech on Wednesday at Georgetown University, former president Bill Clinton criticized the “political press” who, he says, are so often blinded by a “storyline” that they ignore reality, especially when it comes to Obamacare. “One of the problems is, if a policymaker is a political leader and is covered primarily by the political press, there is a craving that borders on addictive to have a storyline,” said Clinton. “And then, once people settle on the storyline, there is a craving that borders on blindness, to shoehorn every fact, every development, everything that happens into the storyline, even...
  • Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says

    03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Clarence Williams
    A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism. In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control. SNIP FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made...
  • The Game That Saved March Madness (Georgetown-Princeton 1989)

    03/19/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff
    I see the rim. I see the rim. A quarter century later, Bob Scrabis can still see the rim. Seven seconds remained in that first round 1989 NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Georgetown when Scrabis, the Tigers’ captain and lone senior, raised up to shoot the basketball. Before the game Scrabis’ own coach, the chronic pessimist Pete Carril, had set the betting line. “I think we’re a billion-to-one to win the whole tournament,” he said. “To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • Archdiocese slams Georgetown U. invitation of Obama HHS secretary Sebelius

    05/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies ^ | May 14, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 ( - The Archdiocese of Washington has weighed in on Georgetown University’s invitation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a commencement speaker in clear terms, saying that the school has unmoored itself from Catholic identity and chosen a stance against the country’s Catholic bishops. Secretary Sebelius is the primary figure behind the HHS mandate forcing religious groups to provide free sterilizations, abortifacient drugs, and other forms of birth control to employees under the new health care law. She is also known for her extreme pro-abortion record, most notably her close ties with...
  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    11/12/2013 6:00:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. The vote derailed Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The roll call was 56-41 in favor of ending GOP procedural delays that have blocked Pillard from winning confirmation — four short of the 60 votes Democrats needed.
  • William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary

    10/31/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Dan Zak
    Ignore, for a moment, the pea soup. Forget the head swivel, the crucifix, those 75 stone steps that tumble from Prospect to M Street. Forget that demonic voice and what your mother may or may not be doing in Hell. The creator of the scariest movie of all time would like very much if you’d remember that he wrote the Peter Sellers caper “A Shot in the Dark,” that his early collaborator in Hollywood was the comedy director Blake Edwards, that an esteemed book critic once wrote that “Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty.” This career in...
  • Georgetown Law class required to work for pro-abortion lobby

    10/25/2013 6:20:58 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | Fri Oct 25, 2013 17:40 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2013 (Cardinal Newman Society) - A class at Georgetown University’s law school scheduled for next semester will have students working with a pro-abortion rights advocacy organization, taught by that organization’s senior counsel, Kelli Garcia. Garcia, a radical pro-abortion rights lawyer, wrote the poem titled, “Planned Parenthood, Why Do I Love Thee?” in 2011. The poem was part of a larger effort by Garcia and her group to halt the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest abortion provider. The Georgetown law class, titled Regulatory Advocacy: Women and the Affordable Care Act, will have...

    09/25/2013 7:23:04 PM PDT · by Defiant · 7 replies
    Georgetown University web page ^ | September 25, 2013 | NA
    REP. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-Md.) told an audience at a Georgetown symposium today that he is confident the immigration bill the Senate passed in June has enough bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “In the House, in my judgment, that bill would actually pass today if you put it up for a vote,” he said. “In fact, I don’t think there is much dispute over that fact.” Van Hollen and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) were part of the “Implementing Immigration Reform: Imagining the Possibilities” symposium, co-hosted by Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and Deloitte....
  • Did John McCain let the Cat out of the O’Bagy? (an O'Bagy/McCain retrospective)

    09/11/2013 5:29:38 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies ^ | 9/7/2013 | Ben Barrack
    Elizabeth O’Bagy is listed as a Political Director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. SETF lobbies Congress on behalf of the Syrian rebels. During a Senate hearing this week, Senator John McCain, perhaps the most vocal supporter of the Syrian rebels in Congress, pointed to an op-ed by the twenty-six year-old O’Bagy that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 30th. He then asked Secretary of State John Kerry, who agrees with him, if O’Bagy’s assertions were correct... *snip* Georgetown University is under the very strong influence of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin...
  • OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally

    08/13/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2013 | NA
    Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.The event page for the “Climate Change Day of Action Rally” disappeared after rainy weather appeared to drive away whatever people planned to attend. The embarrassing showing follows the news that only one volunteer stayed for an OFA Obamacare event in Centreville, Va., last week to work the phones: ZERO PEOPLE at the OFA rally at the Georgetown Waterfront this...
  • (Georgetown) Students blame Republicans, wish they would all die

    07/12/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/2013 | Robby Soave
    A Georgetown University student blamed the Republicans for allowing student loan rates to double, while another said that all Republicans should be put to death.Campus Reform interviewed Georgetown students about their thoughts on student-loan reform and the GOP in general. One student gave a startling answer when asked whether he supported the Republican plan.“I don’t think I support anything the Republicans do,” he said. “I think all of them should probably be put to death.” Another student, who was watching the interview, chimed in with, “That was a little harsh.”Off camera, the first student said, “No, it wasn’t.”Another student complained...
  • MSNBC’s Dyson Blasts Justice System: ‘Zimmermans Of The World’ Get Away w/ ‘Killing Of Our Children’

    07/09/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that he believes, if the racial distinctions were reversed in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, the public’s reaction to the cases would be dramatically different. He added that the “George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away” with “the killing of our children” without facing justice. Dyson began by lamenting the course of court proceedings in which, he said, Martin was “dying again the death of a thousand qualifications, which is what our legal system is about.” “I don’t have...
  • ‘The Exorcist’ author files canon lawsuit against Georgetown U. after invitation of pro-abort Sebeli

    06/03/2013 7:46:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 3rd, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    “With all of the people struggling so hard to preserve freedom of religion, and with all that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has said in defense of this important value, Georgetown's choice of the architect of the radical challenge of such freedom for special recognition can only be seen as a statement of where the university stands - certainly not with the Catholic bishops.” Blatty said that the university’s stubborn support for Sebelius was “the last straw” for him. “Commencement speakers generally give advice to graduates on how to live their lives,” Blatty said. “[Georgetown] wants advice on...
  • Op-Ed: The Jesuit Pope and Israel

    03/20/2013 10:05:58 AM PDT · by haffast
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:44 AM | Fred Taub
    Jesuit split over Israel may result in a Vatican showdown. Every time I a new pope is elected, the Amen corner goes into full swing as if every Pope is automatically the perfect choice. I can understand that. Catholics are naturally excited to have a new leader with a bright future, and few are willing to criticize a new religious leader despite knowing nothing about him. I am not going to criticize the new Pope, but I do have concerns about the possible direction of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis at the helm, and the future of the Church’s...
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • Why We Must Defend Our Founding Documents

    02/06/2013 12:29:30 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Tucker
    A law professor from Georgetown University, Louis Michael Seidman, went on CBS TV and said we should give up on the Constitution: I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. . . . This is our country. We live in it, and we have a right to the kind of country we want. We would not allow the French or the United Nations to rule us, and neither should we allow people who died over two centuries ago and knew nothing of our country as it exists today. If we are to take back our own country,...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • America’s Religious Freedom Threatened

    11/02/2012 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 2, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Until recently, Americans were used to hearing about threats to religious freedom in other countries. “From the end of World War II, for about 50 years, our understanding of religious liberty was relatively stable,” Notre Dame professor Gerard Bradley said in a Georgetown University seminar on October 24, 2012. “Our understanding was that the greatest threat to religious liberty was public authority. But somewhere around the turn of the millennium, that changed.” “At around this time, what has previously been thought of as a canonical definition of religious freedom turned into a relativistic one,” Bradley said. “There are two kinds...
  • Los Angeles archbishop suspends faculties of ‘Catholics for Equality’ priest

    09/15/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 14, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Archbishop Gomez LOS ANGELES, September 14, 2012 ( - A priest who helped found a gay ‘marriage’ advocacy group for Catholics has been suspended from distributing the sacraments or representing himself publicly as a cleric by his bishop. The National Catholic Register reported Monday that Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles had spoken to Rev. Joseph Palacios, co-founder of “Catholics for Equality” (CFE), a small group created two years ago with strong connections to the Human Rights Campaign. Palacios described the purpose of his outreach at Princeton University in February 2011, where he called the Church’s faithful the key target...
  • Usual Suspects Miss Point

    09/06/2012 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Ninety professors from Georgetown have gone public with a letter attacking Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget proposal but the bill of particulars in the missive does not match up to the content of his plan. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., chairs the U. S. House Budget Committee. “Cuts to anti-hunger programs have devastating consequences,” they wrote. “Last year, one in six Americans lived below the official poverty level and over 46 million Americans – almost half of them children – used food stamps for basic nutrition. We also know how cuts in Pell Grants will make it difficult for low-income...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • 'Exorcist' author to sue Georgetown after Sebelius visit

    05/25/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Fox News
    The author of best-selling novel “The Exorcist” says he plans to sue alma mater Georgetown University in a Vatican court after the Catholic school invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak on campus. The author, William Peter Blatty, says the Jesuit-founded university in Washington has for the past two decades invited speakers who support abortion rights and has refused to comply with orders by the late Pope John Paul II for church-affiliated colleges and universities. The “last straw” was the university allowing students to invite Sebelius to speak May 18, considering she was instrumental in helping President...
  • VIDEO: Catholic students protest Sebelius' visit to Georgetown University

    05/22/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 1 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-22-12 | TFP Student Action
    Watch the video here Introducing pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Georgetown’s graduating class of 2012, the Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) said: “She works every day to improve access to health care for our nation’s children…” However, the dean ignored the truth:  Sebelius promotes pro-abortion policies that turn the womb into the most dangerous place for unborn children to live in America. On May 18, as Georgetown University prepared to honor the chief architect of the Obamacare contraception mandate, TFP Student Action volunteers were kicking into gear for a prayerful protest at America’s oldest Catholic...
  • Kathleen Sebelius's Orwellian Assault On the First Amendment

    05/20/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 15 replies
    Ward World ^ | 05/20/2012 | Kevin A WArd
    Kathleen Sebellius this past Friday delivered a commencement address at Georgetown University. has a fine article with video of the speech. In her comments she seemed to respond to the criticism of Catholic Bishops by quoting from President Kennedy's famous speech on September 12,1960. She stated: “In his talk to Protestant ministers,” Sebelius said, “Kennedy talked about his vision of religion and the public square, and he said he believed in an America, and I quote, ‘where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials;...
  • Noted author announces canonical lawsuit against Georgetown

    05/19/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 18, 2012
    A prominent Georgetown University alumnus has announced plans for a canonical lawsuit in a bid to restore the school’s Catholic identity. William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, is asking Georgetown alumni, faculty, students, and friends to join in his canonical case, in which he will ask the Archdiocese of Washington and the Holy See to take action “up to including the possible removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetown’s right to call itself Catholic or Jesuit in its fundraising and representations to applicants.” In his plea for support of the canonical case, Blatty argues that Georgetown has failed to...
  • Heckler to Sebelius at Georgetown: ‘You’re a Murderer, Abortion is Murder!’

    05/19/2012 10:29:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who supports abortion, was heckled and called a “murderer” by a pro-life activist as she gave a speech to graduating students on Friday at Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic academic institution. Kathleen Sebelius Commencement Address Video“I got a message for you Kathleen Sebelius: You’re a murderer, abortion is murder!” yelled the heckler as he was being escorted out of the room by campus police. The young activist told that he goes by the name of David Lewis.Alluding to Biblical scripture, Lewis also yelled across the room towards Sebelius, “We...
  • Last Straw: Georgetown alum and ‘Exorcist’ author canonically sues U. after Sebelius row

    05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 ( - William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies. Blatty, author of both novel and film versions of the horror classic “The Exorcist,” is getting ready to launch a canonical suit against alma mater Georgetown University, calling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as commencement speaker “the last straw” in the school’s relinquishing of Catholic identity. A frame from the movie "The Exorcist" with a slight adjustment. “The scandals that Georgetown has given to the faithful are too many to count and...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Plays Round Of Basketball At Catholic Georgetown U Before Big Commencement Speech

    05/18/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/18/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Protestors interrupt Kathleen Sebelius speech at Georgetown

    05/18/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday May 18, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Anti-abortion protestors interrupted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' commencement speech at Georgetown University this morning.
  • Archdiocese of Washington slams Georgetown's Sebelius invite

    05/17/2012 1:59:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | May 17, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University. Washington D.C., May 17, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has By condemned Georgetown University's invitation to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to speak during commencement weekend.In light of Sebelius' attempts to drastically redefine religious ministry in a way that threatens Catholic institutions, Georgetown should do more to “speak up for freedom of religion,” the archdiocese said.In a May 15 statement, it explained that Catholics are understandably shocked by Georgetown’s decision to honor Sebelius, the architect of a contraception mandate that poses...