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Opinion March 28, 2013

March 27

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Seattle TimesIn the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, argued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to declare same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states. It should not.Twice same-sex marriage has been on the ballot ...

Opinion March 7 2013

March 6

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Dear Editor,The Graduate and Professional Student Council is asked each year to vote on proposed fee increases that all enrolled SIU students are required to pay. We take this opportunity to clarify and explain the votes we r...

Drone strikes: who’s on the ‘kill list’

February 19

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Opinion february 20 2013Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks?Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of Ge...

United States should lead on climate change

January 29

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

 President Barack Obama called on Americans last week to renew the battle against climate change.This line from his inaugural address garnered deserved attention: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that...

Obama needs some binders full of women

January 13

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

About all those white guys: What a shame.Not an outrage, but a shame. The face of power that President Obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term Cabinet picks is striking — except for the A...

Is journalistic integrity possible?

By Matt Daray

December 10

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Dec. 4 front page photograph of the New York Post depicted a controversial photograph of a man, Ki-Suck Han, who was about to be hit by a subway train in New York after he was pushed onto the tracks after averbal argument....

Hijacking the private sector: the GOP’s final frontier

By Brendan Smith

November 4

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the election a day away and the next commander in chief in the hands of the elusive undecided voter, the left and right are in an all-out fist-fight for the White House.And clearly the old saying stays true: all is fair in love...

GOP uses photo IDs to disenfranchise voters

By Brendan Smith

October 17

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s a powerful time to be in college. Most students are experiencing their first presidential debates, discussing political issues and registering for an election where they can vote for the first time.Or at least they hope....

We are journalists, not a PR firm

September 11

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our WordTo be a college student and a news journalist is an extraordinary combination. To report daily on the university you attend should be a rewarding and fulfilling position. As Daily Egyptian employees, we have the distin...

April 27 error resulted from misinformation

By Lauren Leone

May 10

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Witnesses' accounts, time restraints led to imbalance in Gowin, Pyle articleIt was a few hours after deadline on April 26  when the Daily Egyptian first heard there was an accident in the Route 13 intersection involving Corey ...

Americans undermine the power of social media

By Lauren Leone

April 3

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Video of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony goes viral, but what does it accomplish?The following is a staff column and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily Egyptian:Americans are insincere.One minute, we’re twee...

University harmed by leaders’ friendly fire

April 1

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our WordWhat better way to harm the university's reputation than to have its leaders publicly broadcast their distaste for one another?Just days after Board of Trustees members voted out Roger Herrin as chairman 4-2 on Thursday,...

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