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Release the Mueller report!

Release the Mueller report!

03/28/2019 By Duke Staff The anticipated end to the “Mueller report,” which has grabbed headlines and reigned over cable news chyrons for the 22 month span of the investigation, dominated national attention on Sunday afternoon. All of this attention, and we haven’t even seen it yet. If for some reason you have been living under […]

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

03/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski On Friday, March 15, I received an update on my phone that a man entered the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 people. I was surprised that I wasn’t being informed about an attack in the United States, but that did not […]

Trump panders at State of the Union

Trump panders at State of the Union

02/07/2019 By Duke Staff In the second State of the Union address of his presidency, Donald Trump began his annual address to Congress by calling for unity between parties following the longest government shutdown in history. “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and […]

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

U.S. aversion to absolute executive power leads to success

02/07/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist “When you have power, people try to take it from you always,” said Lynne Cheney to her husband Dick while the two sat and puzzled about the man’s political future. At least, according to Vice director and writer Adam McKay. For those people who closely monitor executive activity, […]

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

01/31/2019 By Duke Staff As temperatures dip to record lows in Pittsburgh and across the Midwest, residents are warned to avoid leaving their homes. Schools and universities have cancelled several days worth of classes in anticipation of the below-zero wind chills (including Duquesne, albeit late with their 8 a.m. cancellation on Wednesday morning). And, of […]

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

01/31/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist While the government trekked through its longest shutdown in history, democratic presidential hopefuls didn’t put their announcements of candidacies and exploratory committees on hold. With less than two years until the presidential election, the Democratic Party has had a surge of declared candidacies and committee formations. Announced candidates […]

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

01/24/2019 By Duke Staff Earlier this week, President Trump scored another judicial victory in his attempt to once again undo any important social progress made by previous administrations in the lead up to his presidency. In a 5-4 ruling, with the court’s conservative wing all voting in the majority, the Supreme Court of the United […]

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

01/24/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The duration of the nation’s longest government shutdown has surpassed the one-month mark, and as the crisis comes to a boil, almost everyone is starting to feel the heat. Federal workers, either furloughed or working without pay, are struggling to make ends meet. With rent or mortgage bills, […]

As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

As debate surrounds Trump’s wall, immigrants remain vilified

01/19/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Above all else, America is, has been and will always be a nation made up of immigrants. Is that a controversial statement? Well, it shouldn’t be. Every white citizen in the U.S. today is an American because somewhere in their family’s lineage, someone was not. Be it a […]

Government shutdown impacts all

Government shutdown impacts all

01/17/2019 By Duke Staff Today, the government shutdown enters day 26, having surpassed the record for longest government shutdown in U.S. history (the former record holder being 21 days in the Clinton Administration). However, through all of the political infighting, pointless press conferences and heartbreaking reports of federal workers struggling to make ends meet, there […]

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