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Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

03/14/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Socialism, love it or hate it, it is something that almost everyone has heard about. Depending on who you are, this word can evoke thoughts and images so varied it almost seems meaningless. To some, the word evokes images of the oppressive Soviet Union or that of the […]

Local progressive state candidates rally with Bernie Sanders in Pittsburgh

Local progressive state candidates rally with Bernie Sanders in Pittsburgh

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor In a crowded ballroom on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor candidate and current Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, rallied for a political revolution on July 15. “An idea that seemed radical a few years ago is mainstream now,” Sanders said. […]

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

Political Pendemonium

Political Pendemonium

The Duke sent two reporters to the first major Pittsburgh presidential candidate rally of the season. These are their reactions to the mayhem. By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In 2012, I was 18 — just old enough to vote in the presidential election between Mitt Romney and the incumbent, Barack Obama. Unfortunately, I didn’t […]

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

Superdelegates could play huge role in election process

By: Duke Staff Any way you look at it, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off one of the greatest upsets in modern political history on Tuesday night, squeaking by a heavily-favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s Michigan primary. But if you look at official delegate counts, it’s like the race for the Democratic nomination […]

Sanders real winner despite losing Iowa caucus

Sanders real winner despite losing Iowa caucus

By: Michael Williams | Student Columnist  Iowa is feeling the Bern. Clinton may have won by the numbers, but Sanders won by momentum. According to Google statistics Hillary Clinton won with 49.9 percent and 23 delegates while Bernie Sanders received 49.6 percent and 21 delegates. In third place was Martin O’Malley, who dropped out of […]

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

Pros, cons abound in pot debate

By: Michael Williams | Student Columnist Over the last two weeks, four major developments occurred in the battle for marijuana legalization. First, Canada elected new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4. He promises to make marijuana legal in Canada. On that same day, Mexico’s Supreme Court declared that individuals should have the right to […]

Why Sanders, Trump will be lead candidates

By Michael Williams | Student Columnist There is too much money in politics. Well, at least 84 percent of Americans believe so according to the New York Times. These days when politicians are walking advertisements for companies, it is hard to find a candidate who is authentic. Yet there are two out there this election, […]