Take a moment to think about the Iraq War’s 10-year anniversary

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. It is a momentous and solemn occasion, and one that also seems inaccessible to me. I clearly remember when the war began. I was in sixth grade. We discussed the first invasion force that took place on March 20 in class, andContinue reading “Take a moment to think about the Iraq War’s 10-year anniversary”

Marco Rubio—a new face on a stagnant GOP

Water bottles aside, the rebuttal Senator Marco Rubio delivered last week after the State of Union Address was notable—and a letdown—for several reasons. Let’s start with the positive notables first, about the speech and Rubio himself. It was the first response to ever be delivered in both Spanish and English. Rubio is bypassing other norms, too.Continue reading “Marco Rubio—a new face on a stagnant GOP”

Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion

Although the Supreme Court upheld the overall constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act over the summer, its ruling on Medicaid expansion gives states much autonomy. Individual states are allowed to  opt out of Medicaid expansion. How North Carolina will move on Medicaid expansion is currently unclear. Opting in would have bring copious benefits to theContinue reading “Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion”

Happy holidays from Duke Dems!

On behalf of all of Duke Dems, I’d like to say happy holidays to all. We were so happy with how involved and impassioned so many Duke students got with the election, and pleased to get to know so many of you through phonebanking, canvassing and seeing you at our meetings. We also couldn’t beContinue reading “Happy holidays from Duke Dems!”