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Robert Gates Wants You ... and Your Children

The defense secretary warned Duke University, and anyone else who would listen, about a growing divide between the public and the military that has created a minority class of professional military workers and a detached, if vaguely supportive, civilian population.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 READ MORE


These Devils Wear Privilege

A country founded on anti-royalism and defined by anti-aristocrat political rhetoric will naturally profess disgust for, say, Ivy League presidential candidates and Duke basketball.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


Kennedy Goes Under the Knife

Ted Kennedy was to undergo brain surgery Monday morning as part of an aggressive course of treatment for his recently diagnosed cancer. According to the Boston Globe, the senator met with a panel of experts that included representatives of the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, as well as his own doctors.

Posted on Jun 2, 2008 READ MORE


When Justice Is Skin-Deep

The falsely accused Duke lacrosse players deserve their indignation, but so does Jerry Miller, who spent 24 years in jail for a rape he did not commit. It turns out there are many innocent men—too many of them African-American—who have done time they shouldn’t have, and there are probably many, many more.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 READ MORE


Power Exec Struggles With Industry

James Rogers may head the power industry’s main trade association, but he disagrees with the group’s opposition to emissions caps.  The forward-thinking CEO wants energy providers and the Bush administration to accept the reality of global warming and embrace the future: “The science says we need to act.”

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


Duke Reinstating Lacrosse Team

Duke University President Richard Brodhead said about his decision: “I am, I know, taking a risk in reinstating men’s lacrosse ... [but] if we did not allow these players the chance to take responsibility for creating a new history for their sport at Duke, we would be denying another very fundamental value: the belief in the possibility of learning from experience, the belief in education itself.”

Posted on Jun 5, 2006 READ MORE


Michael Hayden
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CIA Nominee Hayden Linked to Bribery Scandal Company

Gen. Michael Hayden, whom Bush has tapped to lead the CIA, contracted the services of a company at the center of the Cunningham bribery scandal, reports TPM Muckraker.

Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


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