A critique of the College Republican plan that we create “work stations” for the poor

Bill Barlow from Duke College Republicans has some serious misconceptions about U.S. poverty.  In his most recent blog post, Barlow claims that those receive federal anti-poverty assistance (he includes in this unemployment insurance, food stamps and Medicaid)  have been “sucked into a vicious cycle of unemployment and dependency”—they could be working, but would rather suckContinue reading “A critique of the College Republican plan that we create “work stations” for the poor”

What’s at Stake for Occupy in the 2011 Municipal Election?

What’s at Stake for Occupy in the 2011 Municipal Election? The short answer…a lot! What’s in this blog post? 1. What’s on the ballot for the 2011 municipal election? 2. Which overarching goals and concerns of Occupy Duke and Occupy Together do the munincipal elections relate to? 3. How do Duke community members vote and why shouldContinue reading “What’s at Stake for Occupy in the 2011 Municipal Election?”

This is why Herman Cain will never win the 2012 election

Herman Cain might make it in the primaries, but he doesn’t have a shot in the general election.  Why? The Obama campaign only needs to make one ad.  This is a rough approximation (made by somebody who has never edited a video before) of what it should generally say:

An Open Letter regarding the Voter ID Law

Dear Senator Bob Rucho: I’m writing you today, as a fellow citizen and North Carolinian, to express my firm, moral opposition to the NC GOP proposal that would require voters to present a DMV-issued identification at the polls.  I am not a registered voter in your district (rather, I am registered to vote in DurhamContinue reading “An Open Letter regarding the Voter ID Law”