Illinois Bans Capital Punishment

After a decade long moratorium on executions, earlier this month, Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn (D) signed a ban on capital punishment in the state of Illinois. The bill, which sat on Quinn’s desk waiting for a signature for two months, makes Illinois the 16th state to ban the death penalty. 15 inmates on death rowContinue reading “Illinois Bans Capital Punishment”

Develle Dish blogs on the Pence Amendment

Check out Irene from Develle Dish on the Pence Amendment Planned Parenthood is being rhetorically reduced to a mere abortion provider, so that the fairly uncontroversial act of funding their general health care services can be used as a political tool—a means of reviving an annual ideological debate over abortion at a time when ourContinue reading “Develle Dish blogs on the Pence Amendment”

A Progressive Perspective on What ROTC adds to Duke’s campus…and to our country

Three days ago, Harvard made the decision to reinstate the ROTC program on its campus after first eliminating it during the Vietnam War, and continuing to withhold support for the ROTC program because of DADT.  DADT offered a powerful justification for schools like UChicago, Yale, Brown and Columbia to withhold support for ROTC, but withContinue reading “A Progressive Perspective on What ROTC adds to Duke’s campus…and to our country”