November 9, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 27

Stories from the November 9, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

A lame duck’s legacy

As President Bill Clinton’s term draws to an end, many wonder what one of the most popular modern politicians will be known for. The answer is not much. First, President Clinton was not a great foreign policy president. In the Middle East, Clinton failed to finalize any agreements. While his attempts were admirable, why did […]

Generic theater spices up Downstage in Cabaret

This weekend, Lisner Downstage will be transformed into a cabaret. Patrons, seated under the glow of lurid red lights, will be invited upstairs by any one of the women – or men – who dance at the club. Other girls with hardly a piece of cloth on them will offer to sell candy, or more. […]

Forum: Send addicts to hospital, not prison

Saturday evening, the audience members of Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect witnessed significant discussion concerning the policy of incarcerating non-violent illegal drug offenders. So what’s wrong with our current national drug policy? As the Justice Policy Institute, a D.C. think-tank reported this summer, the United States currently incarcerates more non-violent illegal drug offenders than Western Europe […]

The Legend of Bagger Vance falls short of a hole-in-one

One good reason to see Legend of Bagger Vance would be a love for the game of golf. Another would be a love of Matt Damon, Will Smith or Charlize Theron. While not everyone finds watching golf thrilling, watching young, attractive and talented actors seldom disappoints. The Legend of Bagger Vance is the latest directorial […]


District vies for Statehood (Nov. 2, p. 1) incorrectly reported Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has no committee vote in Congress. While Del. Norton may not vote on the floor, she and other non-voting members of Congress may introduce legislation and vote in committee.

Election heats up Hippodrome

GW students burst into tears, jumped in excitement, sank solemnly into leather couches and shouted preliminary results into their cell phones early Wednesday morning in the Hippodrome, as an emotional night of poll-watching drew to an end and Gov. George W. Bush was declared the next President of the United States. We’ve got a Republican […]

Quote of the Week

Bill Eldridge, chairman of the GW College Republicans, at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday morning: We’ve got a Republican president! We’ve got a Republican House!

Interns consider future

Members of Congress were not the only ones on Capitol Hill who were worried about losing their jobs Tuesday night. Many GW students who intern for senators and congressmen said they worried election results would affect their internships if their candidate did not win. The results of the House election brought Democrats a net gain […]