Posts Tagged ‘Congress’


Public Airwaves Open for Ads

by Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University and author of Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences. — The effort to have public broadcasters fend for themselves financially got a big boost recently from an unlikely source — the normally left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California. In a […]

Originally posted: April 30, 2012

Lee Hamilton ’52 Examines Ongoing Tension Between Ideology and Pragmatism

“When I first served in Congress, in the 1960s and 1970s, I would often sit on the floor of the House and listen carefully to members from both sides,” writes Lee Hamilton, veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, in a newspaper op-ed. “I was trying to figure out the differences between the liberals […]

Originally posted: November 4, 2011

Compromise in Politics is a Necessary, Not Negative, Process: Lee Hamilton ’52

Greencastle, Ind. — “For a politician, ‘I will not compromise!’ seems like a sure-fire applause-getter — at least, when preaching to the choir,” writes Lee Hamilton. “It’s not so good for the nation as a whole, however.” The veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University offers his thoughts in a newspaper op-ed. “There is […]

Originally posted: May 25, 2011

As World Faces Future Challenges, “American Leadership Will Count,” Lee Hamilton ’52 Says

Greencastle, Ind. — Looking toward the future, veteran statesman and foreign policy expert Lee Hamilton says,  [Download Video: "Land Wars" - 749kb] “I believe the chances are slim that the United States will fight more wars on land, like Iraq and Afghanistan, to bring about a change in government.”  The 1952 DePauw University graduate mapped […]

Originally posted: March 15, 2011

Lee Hamilton ’52 to Discuss Civility and Democracy at National Constitution Center Event

Greencastle, Ind. — On Saturday, March 26, in Philadelphia, Lee Hamilton will take part in a “public discussion on the future of civility in our democracy, featuring public figures and former politicians from the areas of law and government.”  Besides Hamilton, a veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, the panel will include former […]

Originally posted: March 9, 2011

High-Profile Hearings “Showcase Best and Worst” of Congress

Greencastle, Ind. — “Even before Tony Hayward,the embattled CEO of BP, appeared in front of a House investigative subcommittee on June 17, everyone knew why he was there,” writes Lee H. Hamilton, a veteran statesman and 1952 graduate of DePauw University. “It was not to apologize for the Gulf oil spill or to explain his […]

Originally posted: July 17, 2010