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
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 …
POST BY JORDAN DELOATCH It seems like Mitt Romney’s got 99 problems, and being rich is one. Awful puns aside, Romney might’ve accidentally compounded his recent struggles with yet another characteristically out-of-touch moment during Saturday night’s debate. One thing that can get overlooked in these campaigns is that some of these guys are really freaking… Continue reading 99 Problems
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
POST BY JORDAN DELOATCH A few pundits are making the bold prediction that we will elect a second black president in 2012. Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has risen out of the murky depths of the field of obscure Republican candidates to become one of the three frontrunners, tied or ahead… Continue reading Why Herman Cain Will Lose the Black Vote
POST BY JORDAN DELOATCH I used to live in a small town called Northbrook in Illinois, just north of Chicago. For all you Duke basketball fans, that’s also where Jon Scheyer is from. My family left Northbrook for Cary, North Carolina in 2002. When we moved down here, my younger brothers, my sister, and I… Continue reading Is the Wake County School Board resegregating schools?