U.S. Foreign Policy
In the first presidential election since the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, 16 states have new voting restrictions in place. Some warn this will disproportionately affect minorities and the most vulnerable Americans. Others argue we’re closer now to a fair system.
Securing Borders in NPR’s Diane Rehm Show
“Almost all mosques function as a civic and cultural center more than anything else. Being a house of worship is a very little percentage of what mosques do." -- Imam Abdullah Antepli commenting on a survey that found attending a mosque in the U.S. has a moderating influence on people’s behavior.
in New York Post
“The reason is simple: Terrorism is a tactic that relies upon fear,” writes a Duke political scientist. “It’s a tactic of the weak against the strong. Knowing that they cannot get what they want from the strong via main force, the weak seek to instill fear in the strong.”
in The News & Observer
“Raising the minimum wage doesn’t just benefit workers. Research shows that when minimum wages are raised, employers experience lower turnover and absenteeism and higher productivity,” writes a research associate at The Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke.
in Huffington Post