WBUR’s Here and Now
“Though voters may speak piously and rather vaguely about Christian values and ideals, polls and election results communicate clearly that this is a nation consumed by fear, anger and suspicion, none of which are Christian virtues,” writes divinity professor Norman Wirzba.
The Washington Post
Deborah Ross, a former state lawmaker, is one of four Democrats running for the right to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in this year's general election. "The thought of Deborah (Ross) as an establishment candidate is a little bit hard for me to take, but the story is tending to go in that direction," says Duke professor Pope "Mac" McCorkle, who recalls Ross often irritated her party's establishment elements when she was in the legislature.
It’s Nov. 9, 2016, votes have been counted and … there’s a tie between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump! A creative plan emerges: Both men take office but take turns leading -- one month at a time for one year -- before another vote is taken. Graduate student Alyson Hoffman on the wackiness that ensues.
We’re losing the “war on drugs” and the price is costly both at home and in Latin America, says Robin Kirk. Kirk is co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center.