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Recent findings show need for immigration reform

The New York Times posted two brilliant articles on immigration in the past week. One revealed a positive (and unintentional) consequence of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, and the other showed a negative ramification. But they both highlight the urgent need for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship. Angy Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, was… Continue reading Recent findings show need for immigration reform

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REPOST: An Open Letter to Duke Fraternity Members Surrounding Party Invitations

REPOST: An Open Letter to Duke Fraternity Members Surrounding Party Invitations

If you haven’t already heard about the Kappa Sigma party invitations, I suggest you check out the pictures here (and join the protest tomorrow if you can). You can also join an open discussion here. Needless to say, Duke Democrats stands against racism and intolerance in all forms and we condemn this horribly insensitive party. Linked is Elena Botella’s post from last year on fraternity party invitations; it is obviously still very applicable today.

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Obama displays timidity in fiscal cliff negotiations

The fiscal bill that just passed the House has some good, liberal policies. Income taxes will rise to 39.6 percent for households earning more than $450,000 per year and taxes on wealthy estates will rise to 40 percent. The bill also includes a renewal of unemployment benefits, a rise in capital gains taxes and an… Continue reading Obama displays timidity in fiscal cliff negotiations