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Duke Democrats May Primary Endorsements

Of the contested elections in this May’s primary ballot, some provide clear-cut choices, but many require a more nuanced look. These races are Governor, Lt. Governor, Durham County Commissioner and NC Senate 22.  For the post of Governor, former Congressman Bob Etheridge is the best choice. Three are three important considerations at play in choosing… Continue reading Duke Democrats May Primary Endorsements

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Duke College Republicans, Duke Democrats and Blue Devils United release joint statement against Amendment One!

In today’s Duke Chronicle, you’ll find a joint statement from Duke College Republicans, Duke Democrats and Blue Devils United against Amendment One. On a more personal note, I would like to thank the newly elected Duke College Republicans chair, Taylor Imperiale for his leadership and thoughtfulness on this issue.  I am proud to know that… Continue reading Duke College Republicans, Duke Democrats and Blue Devils United release joint statement against Amendment One!

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Duke Democrats Comments on the 2012 Duke Student Government Presidential Elections

AUTHOR: Jordan DeLoatch This year’s DSG presidential election is unique. After having met with all three candidates, the Duke Democrats is confident that all three will passionately and effectively represent the Duke student body. For president, in lieu of endorsing one particular candidate, Duke Democrats would like to share our perspectives on the three candidates… Continue reading Duke Democrats Comments on the 2012 Duke Student Government Presidential Elections

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Breaking: On Campus Survey about Amendment One

Since February, Duke Democrats, Duke ACLU, Duke OutLaw and other great student groups have been calling Duke first-years to talk to them about amendment one, and ask if they commit to vote. So far, just over 30% of the first year class has been surveyed.  Calls have been placed to students in alphabetical order, so… Continue reading Breaking: On Campus Survey about Amendment One

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BREAKING: Duke Student Government unanimously approves a resolution in opposition Amendment One

Every member of the Duke Student Government Senate voted “yes” on the following resolution opposing North Carolina Amendment One.  The vote occurred March 28, 2012, at approximately 8:25 pm. I am proud to attend a university that stand behind the rights of all of its students, faculty and staff, regardless of their sexual orientation. In… Continue reading BREAKING: Duke Student Government unanimously approves a resolution in opposition Amendment One

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Are equality and freedom really at odds? The values of a Democrat, and the week ahead for Duke Dems

Dear friends, The difference between Democrats and Republicans is sometimes phrased as a difference between two core values: equality and liberty.  They tell us that Republicans want lower taxes, because “lower taxes” and a “small government?” make people “more free,” while Democrats “want” higher taxes to “equal things out.” The events of the last few… Continue reading Are equality and freedom really at odds? The values of a Democrat, and the week ahead for Duke Dems