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Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

Opinion: Donald Trump’s latest step toward tyranny

By Detroit Free Press
February 25
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's a name for a government that bars media outlets it views as unsympathetic from access to its workings. It's not "democracy." Just ask White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, as someone did in December, shortly before Spicer accepted his current post as President Donald Trump's proselytizer-in-chief. During... Read more »

Opinion: End of an Era

Opinion: End of an Era

By Athena Chrysanthou
February 2
Filed under Opinion

Jan. 26 started off like any regular Thursday. Early morning practice, weights and class. An unexpected meeting for both men's and women’s tennis teams was scheduled for 2:15 p.m., and whilst there was speculation, I don’t think anyone on the team could have anticipated what was to come. Duri... Read more »

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

Letter to the editor: Cut football, not tennis

By William Babcock
February 2
Filed under Opinion

It’s Southern Illinois University Carbondale sports quiz time. Question:  What do the following sports Division I universities have in common:  American, Boston, Bradley, California State (Long Beach, Fullerton and Northridge), California (Santa Barbara and Riverside), DePaul, Marquette, St. Louis... Read more »

Column: S.C. jury shows the failure of our justice system

Column: S.C. jury shows the failure of our justice system

By James Ragland | The Dallas Morning News
December 7
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We got sucker punched. Not just the family of Walter Scott, who was shot in cold blood last year by a white South Carolina police officer. Not just black people, who can no longer shoulder this crucifix of injustice alone. All of us — every single red-blooded one of us who maintained an iota... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Gender-neutral bathrooms are needed on campus

Letter to the Editor: Gender-neutral bathrooms are needed on campus

By Les Delgado
December 5
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As an openly Queer, genderqueer student at SIU, I think my safety should matter. That I, as a human should matter. After the Daily Egyptian posted on their Facebook the article about the construction of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, I was excited. Then I read the comments. I read things that mentio... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Everyone, including his supporters, knows Donald Trump lies

Letter to the Editor: Everyone, including his supporters, knows Donald Trump lies

By Mike Sullivan
December 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear Editor, Why does President-elect Donald Trump lie routinely? Everyone, including his supporters, knows that he lies. Is he psychologically unstable? Can he really not remember the claims he made the week before? No. Trump's dishonesty is part of a deliberate, well thought out strategy. When... Read more »

Opinion: The up-and-down week of stubborn Gov. Bruce Rauner

Opinion: The up-and-down week of stubborn Gov. Bruce Rauner

By Eric Zorn | Chicago Tribune
November 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

In some ways, Gov. Bruce Rauner had a pretty good week. Illinois' senior U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, widely seen as the most formidable opponent for Rauner if, as expected, he runs for re-election in 2018, hung on to his leadership position in Washington and formally ruled out a gubernatorial bid Wednesday.... Read more »

Column: It’s simple: Clinton lost because she ran a bad campaign

Column: It’s simple: Clinton lost because she ran a bad campaign

By Ray Long | Chicago Tribune
November 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are legions of arguments for why America is not ready for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Democratic team spelled them out over and over. And the anti-Trump protesters who shut down streets in a postelection catharsis would not let us... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Start being proactive to situations of oppression

Letter to the Editor: Start being proactive to situations of oppression

By Johnathan Flowers
November 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Administrators, faculty and staff, Many of you have argued in statements to the campus that embodying the values of “diversity and inclusion” present in the mission of our university will protect us from the wave of intolerance that has emerged following the election. We can see this a... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to tear down the coal power plant representing SIU

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to tear down the coal power plant representing SIU

By Noah Leverett
November 15
Filed under Opinion

I didn’t know climate change was real. I was an 8-year-old kid riding my bike around Carbondale. I was crashing into UPS trucks. Five years later, I even broke my arm riding my bike, feeling the wind too heavily in my sails. But heck, I didn’t know what global warming was. Not until I was... Read more »

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