Campus Life · National Feature

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

Campus Life · Local Feature

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 should… Continue reading What’s at Stake for Occupy in the 2011 Municipal Election?