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Deodorant can’t fix this pit

By Laura Wood

April 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Here’s a question. What do livestock, humans and Lake Michigan all have in common?They all stand the chance of being swallowed by Earth.Picture that. A huge hole that just shows up out of nowhere and engulfs anything within...

U.S. Supreme Court tests validity of health care law

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times March 31:After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, the nine members of the Supreme Court met in conference Friday to cast preliminary votes on the constitutionality ...

Job applicants shouldn’t have to ‘friend’ bosses

April 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Job applicants shouldn't have to 'friend' bossesMcClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, March 29:Prospective employers typically ask job applicants for refere...

Illinois legislators have no problem spending taxpayers’ money

April 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Believe it or not, Illinois did have a fair share of decent politicians.One of those was Everett Dirksen from Pekin, who served as a congressman from 1933 to 1949 and then as a senator from 1953 to 1969.Senator Dirksen was a fi...

The ‘good war’ in Afghanistan is unwinnable

April 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Elsie SpeckCarbondale residentPresident Barack Obama's "Good War" is looking less 'good' as each day passes. Though the war was started by President George W. Bush, it is now Mr. Obama's war, as he's been convinced by his gene...

U of I makes beeline to surprising findings

By Laura Wood

March 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

There has been some buzz in the air about what’s been happening in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s research labs.It appears that honeybees have distinct personality traits that set them apart from each other, and...

Will Romney be the GOP’s Dukakis?

March 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Doyle McManusLos Angeles TimesThere's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports — lobsters and liberals — and neither one travels well. That's what GOP strategists said in 1988 when then-G...

Pro vs. Con: The writers are addressing the question, “As newspapers decline, can Americans get accurate news and information from social media websites?”

March 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pro:Great journalism already abounds on the InternetBy Hans Peter Ibold (MCT)BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Amid the withering of newspaper revenues and the ascent of Facebook, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that social media re...

Kirk Cameron defends beliefs, ‘hate speech’

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kirk Cameron was once an atheist — proving that people, and society, change.The former “Growing Pains” heartthrob is now an active Christian evangelist, but the anti-gay remarks he made earlier this week on Piers Morgan ...

Since when did intellect and education become bad things in election campaigns?

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kevin HorriganSt. Louis Post DispatchAs a card-carrying member of the media elite, it's hard for me to say something nice about Newt Gingrich. But here it is: He doesn't wear blue jeans in public.Compare this to the leaders in...

Monorail system and metal detectors would not fix SIUC’s enrollment problem

February 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Response to “If the university can’t party, let it be known for safety”This letter is in response to Mr. Baggott's guest column published in Tuesday's Daily Egyptian. I for one completely disagree with nearly every one of yo...

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