A Year of Reflection after Trayvon Martin’s Death

It happened a year ago today. A young man named Trayvon Martin was walking home to watch the NBA All-Star Game that Sunday night when a man named George Zimmerman saw him and became suspicious. The details are fuzzy, but we at least know this: He called the police, was instructed not to follow Martin,Continue reading “A Year of Reflection after Trayvon Martin’s Death”

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