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Opinion: There’s work to be done

Opinion: There’s work to be done

By Heidi Stevens | Chicago Tribune
November 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

"I'm not shocked. I'm awake." Those words — novelist Attica Locke's words — greeted me as I drove home from a TV station Wednesday morning, fresh off a segment where we talked about healing our divisions after a bitter, divisive election. I voted for Hillary Clinton. Not reluctantly. Not begrudgingly....

Opinion: Media, afraid of appearing unbalanced, partly to blame for Trump’s rise

Opinion: Media, afraid of appearing unbalanced, partly to blame for Trump’s rise

By Josh Singer | The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Five years ago, I began a wonderful odyssey into the world of journalism. Over those five years, I worked on two movies about the news business, "The Fifth Estate" and "Spotlight." As part of my research, I spent time with some incredible editors and reporters, and did a lot of thinking about where the...

Column: I don’t vote. Here’s why

Column: I don’t vote. Here’s why

By James Ragland | The Dallas Morning News
November 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If there's one good thing we can take away from this year's election, it is this: More than 200 million people are registered to vote. That's an incredible expansion of the voter base over the past eight years, with more than 50 million new voters registered since President Barack Obama was elected. While...

Opinion: The life of the DE is the life of the university

Opinion: The life of the DE is the life of the university

By William Freivogel
October 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor's Note: As the Daily Egyptian celebrates 100 years of publishing, the paper will post stories and editorials throughout the week about its history and future.  The editor who started The Egyptian student newspaper 100 years ago was associated with the Ku Klux Klan. The editor who starte...

Opinion: Educating students on civic engagement

Opinion: Educating students on civic engagement

By Yohuru Williams | Tribune News Service
October 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Remembering the late Muhammad Ali, New York Times reporter Robert Lipsyte described how the boxer stood for civil rights and social justice as a brash young champion and was gradually morphed by the media and his admirers into "something of a secular saint, a legend in soft focus" by the time of his...

Opinion: The great pot hunt: The federal eradication program is a waste

Opinion: The great pot hunt: The federal eradication program is a waste

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board
October 20, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The federal government thinks marijuana use ought to be stopped. So it has a program to "eradicate" the plant. The program accomplishes little, sometimes at much cost. Instead of the plant, Congress should eradicate the program. In 2015, the program awarded $20,000 to New Hampshire. That eradicated...

Editorial: Leslie Munger for comptroller, to help manage an Illinois drowning in debt

Editorial: Leslie Munger for comptroller, to help manage an Illinois drowning in debt

By Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Question: What's the primary role of Illinois' comptroller? Answer: Juggling. Without enough money in the state's main checking account to cover the day-to-day expenses of operating government, the comptroller's job, during the last decade in particular, has expanded from bookkeeper to circus act:...

Letter to the Editor: Killing of African-Americans by police is an American epidemic

Letter to the Editor: Killing of African-Americans by police is an American epidemic

By Freddy Navarro
October 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am first and foremost deeply outraged as well as disgusted over the senseless, unnecessary brutalities and killings that have been occurring within the African-American community by the hands of those in the law enforcement field. As a human being I can no longer walk in silence while African-Americans...

Editorial: The 2016 Cubs need their own ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’

Editorial: The 2016 Cubs need their own ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’

By Chicago Tribune
October 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

You could see it all season in their manager, their penchant for squeeze plays, pitchers as outfielders, their "meh" to batting practice, the onesies they wore on a road trip. Swagger. The 2016 Cubs have it in heaps, and it's rubbing off on a city that has been lumbering about with slumped shoulders,...

Editorial: Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate from Illinois

Editorial: Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate from Illinois

By Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On Jan. 3, 2013, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk stomped his right foot on a sandstone step of the U.S. Capitol. To hearty applause and the flutter of cameras, Kirk leaned on Vice President Joe Biden and Kirk's best friend, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and made his way up the steps. It was his comeback moment. "Welcome...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t vote out of fear and unreason

Letter to the Editor: Don’t vote out of fear and unreason

By Joshua Hellmann
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am going to begin by stating a truth that should be well understood: there is nothing forcing anyone to vote Democrat or Republican. No law or violent action is forcing people to support parties and candidates they don't want to support. We still have some freedom of speech and association, if the...

Column: Masculinity’s in a sorry state

Column: Masculinity’s in a sorry state

By Diane Roberts | Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the 1964 film "Kisses for My President," Polly Bergen stars as the first woman to win the White House. She's terrific as president, adept at handling blowhard lawmakers, tin-pot dictators, even the Russians. But her elevation to leader of the free world means chaos in her family: Her son is becoming...

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