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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 […]

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

03/14/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  The resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has been the subject of national media curiosity for some time since its introduction on Feb. 7. Fancying my own ability to sift through complex economic and political language, I took the time to read […]

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

02/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The good news: There isn’t going to be another government shutdown. At least, not right now. The bad news: Trump plans to issue a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Since the National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976, 58 national emergencies have been […]

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

02/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Although we are only two months into 2019, I can already tell you what my wish for 2020 is: for a woman to win the presidential election. I hoped for the same thing in 2016. I wasn’t necessarily hoping for it to be Hillary Clinton, but I wanted […]

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

02/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As federal workers began to recover from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a threat loomed still overhead: Would the government remain open for business, allowing funding for countless federal programs to continue flowing, or would it shut down once again if a deal wasn’t struck by […]

Stay informed: Speculations for the 2020 Democratic nominee

Stay informed: Speculations for the 2020 Democratic nominee

02/07/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  I think it goes without saying that the 2020 presidential election will be the most important we will see in our lifetimes so far. No matter which way you lean, the issues that are going to be debated and the consequences of the outcome will have an immense […]

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, […]

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

01/31/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In the early hours of Tuesday morning, while the Northeast and Midwest prepped for stunning bouts of cold, something even more chilling than snowfall and winter winds took place on the streets of Chicago. Jussie Smollett, known for his role as musician Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, was […]

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