Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke More than 160,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act before enrollment closed Monday. “The numbers in Pennsylvania are very positive,” Enroll America spokesperson Paydon Miller said. According to Miller, Pennsylvania recorded the fourth highest enrollment in the country. However, there are still over […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union address missed important points

By Duke Staff As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union last Tuesday, members of the audience applauded nearly after every topic. While it seemed like a successful evening, a closer inspection of Obama’s words left us at The Duke less than willing to give a standing ovation. Going green (but not evergreen) […]

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

Health care roll out fails to meet expectations

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist The socialization of medicine has long tickled the American mind.  According to Jill Lepore of The New Yorker, some politicians have entertained the notion, in one form or another, since the dawn of the twentieth century. Proponents of socialized health insurance looked to Germany as an example because its […]

Staff Editorial: Coverage shortage for Navy Yard shooting

By Duke Staff No matter which way you ingest your news, the fact remains that 13 people were shot dead, eight injured on Monday morning in Washington’s Navy Yard. The story of Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old Texan, and his victims continue to circulate through the media stream, but not nearly with the force other tragedies […]

DU reacts to crisis in Syria

DU reacts to crisis  in Syria

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor After accusations that the Bashar al-Assad regime has been using chemical weapons against rebel forces in Syria, the United States may intervene and take military action. With an estimated 100,000 Syrians already dead, a wave of controversy has surrounded the idea of intervening. Senior political science and history major […]

College debt does not compare to knowledge earned

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor President Barack Obama flexed his executive power in office last Thursday when he proposed a system in which the federal government ranks each university and college across the country in an effort to combat the rising cost of college. The fight to make higher education more affordable and […]

New pope named

New pope named

By Wes Crosby | News Editor A white puff of smoke from the Sistine Chapel Wednesday signaled that the Catholic Cardinals who gathered in Vatican City selected the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Begoglio, who will be called Francis, will become the Catholic Church’s 226th pontiff and the first non-European to hold the position in […]

Staff Editorial: State of the Union addresses needs

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama highlighted at least a few issues that every American, regardless of party affiliation, beliefs or attitude should support. First and foremost, politicians, especially senators and representatives, need to reach across the aisle and work with their fellow elected officials. The past four years have […]