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Dems: Don’t Take Obama for Granted

POST BY JORDAN DELOATCH A friend of mine posted a Facebook status quoting a CNN anchor about the nominating processes of the two major parties: “Democrats fall in love; Republicans fall in line.” This completely explains Mitt Romney’s inability to lose ground in the Republican race despite the fact that the Republicans are almost stubbornly… Continue reading Dems: Don’t Take Obama for Granted

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Some Perspective

Suffice it to say that there’s been a lot of buzz on Amendment One for the past few days between Duke Democrats and Duke College Republicans, especially via our respective online outlets. Let me be the first to say that I love a healthy, opinionated discourse between two groups that don’t necessarily see eye to eye, but I think sometimes everyone needs a little perspective in these situations.

Now, clearly, I’m a Democrat. This is a group with which I strongly identify and I show my support for the Democratic Party on a daily basis in one way or another. I’m not naïve, though. I know that a good percentage of this country, and of this campus, does not share my party affiliation (as evidenced by the back-and-forth between our campus organizations this week). I know that within my own party, even, not everyone shares my views on …

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The Necessity of an Unprincipled Society

Post By: Andrew Lloyd Franklin             Principles are supercilious and futile. In fact, they are direct impediments to American progress and prosperity. Despite the possibility, nay the inevitability, of backlash for this outlandish assertion, I stand by it. Mark Twain once quipped, “[w]e all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our… Continue reading The Necessity of an Unprincipled Society